A tactical race. That is what I fully set out to do after burning out quicker than a roadside flare in the Sharin’ o’ the Green 5k last month, a consequence of starting out like a jackrabbit. After all, the Horsetooth Half was 10 miles longer, not to mention a few lumps in the earth’s crust in Fort Collins with names such as “Monster Mountain,” “Dam Hill,” and “Bingham Hill.” Continue reading »
11 km – Half Marathons
I’ve always thought the half-marathon was an ideal distance for me: too long to be a near all-out sprint, but well within the time window that the body has enough glycogen reserves before refueling is required. Funny how I’ve run relatively few races of this length, then.
This is a log of all of the races I have done in my life. Continue reading »
The rain of the previous night had paused and there were near-perfect running conditions for Bob Borck and I in the Waterfront 10-mile Run in San Francisco. This is another great run hosted by the Dolphin South End Runners–their events tend to be inexpensive low-key races in picturesque areas in the City and are quickly becoming my favorites. Continue reading »
Running the Home Depot Half-marathon in San Francisco, along with Kevin, Phil, Sharon, and Steve B. It was a little cold and misty–cold enough to use gloves–but not too bad for running.
“I have pretty low expectations for this race,” I conceded, while tellinq my friends Anne & Shane about the Mt. Evans Ascent when we met up at Adrienne and Micah’s wedding celebrations in Longmont.
Indeed, initially I wanted to do another race in Colorado instead–the Steamboat Springs Marathon–on the very same day of this event, figuring that the longer and flatter course would be more appropriate training for the upcoming Ironman Coeur d’Alene triathlon. However, the Steamboat Springs Event was sold out–perhaps due in part to a recent Runner’s magazine article rating it as one of “America’s most beautiful marathons”. The Mt. Evans race, then, at “only” 14.5 miles, would have to do. Continue reading »