#Runstreak – 6 Months!

#Runstreak – 6 Months!

Jun 03

It has officially been 6 months since I started my runstreak, which began back on December 3nd, 2014!  I’ve logged 462.5 miles over six months (putting me on pace to finally crack 1000 miles in a year based on increasing volume), and I’m feeling absolutely great!  My pace has steadily increased, my foot feels 100%, and I’ve rediscovered the love for running that has evaded me...

2015 – The Year of the #Runstreak

2015 – The Year of the #Runstreak

Mar 12

Had you told me 2 years ago that I would be writing about running 100 days in a row, I would have called you nuts.  Crazy.  Batshit Crazy.  Run 100 days in a row?  Me?  The guy with the jacked up foot, knees, and back?  The guy who lost the love for the run years ago and has been searching for it ever since?  The guy who is bike obsessed, swim happy, and completely run...

Hello Back Problems. Where Have You Been Old Friend?

Hello Back Problems. Where Have You Been Old Friend?

Apr 08

Me and my spine have had quite a tumultuous relationship since I was 18 years old.   This relationship was born during the summer after I graduated high school. Released from the shackles and tyranny of our Catholic school existence, my friends and I went on a trip to Cancun to celebrate our newfound freedom.  One of the craziest weeks of our lives began with a beer at the Cancun Airport,...

On The Outside Looking In and Dreams of Ultrarunning

On The Outside Looking In and Dreams of Ultrarunning

Mar 24

Its only my first weekend on crutches, and I’m already jumping out of my skin.  I’m not going to lie, this weekend has been tough.  Not only has it been tough because I’m hopping around on two sticks that are chafing the crap out of my armpits and making everything a complete pain in the ass, but its been tough because so many of my former TNT Ironteam teammates are out there...

A Peak Behind The Curtain and The Homer Shake

A Peak Behind The Curtain and The Homer Shake

Mar 14

I have a passion for racing and training.  And if I was fast enough, I wouldn’t think twice about making it a full time job.  But the reality is, I’m not.  I’m a middle-of-the-pack age grouper that is flirting with actually being able to compete on the AG level.  I get a little bit better with each month that passes by, but the improvements are small and a massive gap still...

Build Week #2 – Complete

Build Week #2 – Complete

Jan 29

92 miles later, build week #2 is complete and we’re heading into our first recovery week of the 2 week build/1 week recovery cycle.  I’m feeling really, really good right now.   My legs feel strong and the only complaint I have is I can’t seem to get rid of this knot/aching on the right side of my lower back, but what else is new. We rode 50 miles yesterday in some pretty...