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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

Laurel Highlands Trail 70.5 Ultra – DNF

Checking Gear

 

Running is pretty awesome, but running in the forest and mountains? That is the bees knees! As always before a big race I was a little nervous, but mostly excited. I was in Johnstown on this particular Friday to grab my race

Peak Week for the Laurel Highlands 70.5 and the Aftermath

I intended to write this post weeks ago and, as sometimes happens, I found myself too busy and at times too lazy to do it. So here is the last three weeks or so in a nutshell.

I was excited! It was one of two peak weeks before the Laurel Highlands

2016 Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

The Calm Before The Storm

After 18 weeks of training through the middle of the night, sub-zero temperatures, and countless hours spent sleep deprived here I stand. It feels a bit like that first hill on a roller coaster. The slow climb up as you fill with anticipation and finally the

Taper Not Tapir

It’s taper time once again for those running the Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon and that can mean only one thing.

PANIC! OUCH! OOH CAKE! MUST RUN MORE! OUT OF TIME! EXPLETIVE! MORE EXPLETIVES! MORE CAKE!

Are you second guessing yourself? Your training? Your entire life? Good news!

2016 Pittsburgh Wild Half Recap

IMG_2156It was a long week of training that started Tuesday with a 15 mile run around Penn Hills. That kind of mileage on a workday meant starting the run at 3:30 AM. I took advantage of the late/early hour and ran a route

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