The Final Race of 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

Well, its now been a couple of months since I updated the blog here with my running adventures.  The last time I wrote, I was preparing to run the Turkey trot on Thanksgiving day! I don’t have a full race review for you today; but I will just say that I had a great time … Read more

What are the World Marathon Majors?

Many of us are avid runners who enjoy distance running and may even do fairly well from time to time. Few people ever reach the heights of running by becoming elite runners, competing with the best of the best. For elite runners, there are some races that provide the toughest competition and the biggest crowds. … Read more

Why (and How) You Should Run a Relay

Most runner’s will admit that they have a shallow love of medals. Even if it’s a finisher’s medal that you got for simply making it—somehow—to the finish line, that little bit of bling is something to relish. Medals represent our hard work, dedication, time spent training, and our achievement. I never thought I’d win a … Read more

7 Ways to Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety

I don’t know anyone who runs but doesn’t get pre-race anxiety. There’s always the chance that you’re going to have a bad run. It might be a pain you’ve never felt, unforeseen bad weather, a mental block, or just one of those days when your body doesn’t want to run. Pre-race anxiety can put you … Read more

Profile of an Ultramarathon Runner – Will Thomas

Running an ultramarathon is a unique experience and in many ways is very much different than the mainstream running that many of us have grown accustomed to.  I have always marveled at ultramarathoners who run some of the most difficult races and push themselves to limits many of us would not even fathom.  In his … Read more

Setting a Marathon PR: Leavenworth Marathon Race Report!

After months of training and just about as long strategizing and calculating potential results, I completed the Leavenworth, WA Octoberfest Marathon on October 5th, 2013. The completion of ANY race brings with it excitement, feelings of accomplishment (or failure), and the inevitable thoughts of what’s next!  However, this is especially true when you complete a … Read more

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