Winning Sucks
Aug14

Winning Sucks

Well…it happened. I won a race. I entered a local 5k for fun on a business trip and won the damn thing. Yep, arms up and people cheering as I crossed the line – the moment was mine. Awful. I know…why so glum chum? Turn that frown upside down. The problem with winning is the winner usually looks for reasons why they won. Well…the local high school track team didn’t show, there was a bigger race across town, the fast runners must have...

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Newton BOCO AT
Mar05

Newton BOCO AT

Newton is well known in the triathlon world. Craig Alexander has been running down the competition in his light, fast and of course – COLORFUL Newtons for years. Most of us in the ultra world are not that familiar with the Newton line. That will change now that Newton has the BOCO AT in their line. The BOCO AT is a big jump for Newton. A true trail shoe aimed at taking on Leadville is a big goal for any company. I was excited to pick...

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V is for Vegan
Jan14

V is for Vegan

He’s Irish…don’t get him drunk. He’s Irish…don’t get him angry. And for God’s sake don’t get him drunk and angry! Well…you had to go and do it. You pushed enough of my buttons that I am now back here. You happy? Well…hopefully the readers will be. It’s funny really…when I was chain-smoking Marlboros and chugging Jack Daniels during high school nobody ever asked me “how long are you going to keep this up?” Then when I was in college...

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Running…My Mouth!
Jul08

Running…My Mouth!

That’s it…I’m sick of this modesty bullshit. Where did it come from? I’ve seen it growing like a fungus for years and now the stench is unbearable. Did it start with “participation trophies” over “winner’s trophies”? Did it take hold when giving kids an “F” in school was too harsh? Was it hybrid cars? I say be a loud jerk about winning. Win the overall? Wear jorts and chug from a bottle of Cristal Champagne  on the podium. Win your...

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Lessons From Weeks of Higher Mileage Running
Jun18

Lessons From Weeks of Higher Mileage Running

Last week I successfully completed another big block of training.  With my legs fully encased in my recovery compression tights  I took a few moments to reflect.  Like most ultra runners there’s more to the daily to-do list than stretch, lace and run. Life is busy and we have to make the most out of the time we have.  Planning large blocks of training can be challenging but they are necessary for success as an ultra runner. Here is...

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