Back in the Saddle : Pittsburgh Marathon 2017 Training

I Love you couch. Forever and ever

It has been a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and my dear sweet couch. And though it has been exceedingly restful it has not been great for my running game.

After the Steamtown Marathon I had

Playing it Safe

Last month was National Running Safety month. But so is this month…and next month…and the next one. Safety is something to take seriously every day. As runners we put ourselves out into the elements, often times in extreme conditions. As the temps in the northeast get colder and winter settles in there are

Trail to Eagle and EQT

I’ve been laying low since Steamtown. I went into it with recklessness as my plan and did get a PR. I also smashed my legs up pretty good in the process.  The Thursday after the race I went out for a run and after a couple of miles my left

2016 Steamtown Marathon Race Recap

Where to start? First, I haven’t written anything since the Burning River 100 miler over two months ago. After recovering from that race I started getting back out running low miles, but just couldn’t get fired up to dive into another training cycle. So I ran when I felt like

Burning River 100 Race Recap 2016


The Burning River 100 Pre-Race

After nearly 8 months of training and 2 DNF’s , after a lot of pain and even more fun it was time to put it all together and make this dream of running the Burning River 100 happen.  I arrived in Cuyahoga Falls Friday afternoon and after checking in

Burning River Training Weeks 30 and 31

On December 14th, 2015 I began training for the Burning River 100 miler. Technically I was training for a number of events with build-ups, races , and cut backs eventually culminating in running 100 miles. It all seemed so far away, but now it is close. I’d say too close,

Hell Hath No Hurry 2016 – 50 miler DNF

I enjoyed my first DNF (Did Not Finish) at the Laurel Highlands Ultra so much I thought why not do it again two weeks later at the Hell Hath No Hurry 50 miler.  Okay, I didn’t enjoy the DNF, but I did learn very valuable lessons. Lessons that were

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