Friday, May 20, 2016

A lifetime ago...

I can't believe it will have been 14 years since I ran it the first time.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

In keeping with the random posts...

Training this week has consisted of the following:

Monday - 4 mile run at lunch, + 7.5 mile run commute home from work
Tuesday - bike commute to work, +5 mile run at lunch, + bike commute home from work
Wednesday - bike commute to work

I have a big picture, ultimate running week I want to get to, but I'm trying to add one run per week until I get there.  Last week I did 5 of the scheduled 12 runs, so this week, I'll try to get 5 or 6.

Pop up mile races next month followed by a 30 mile race in August, marathon in September and a 50 mile race in November.  Those are all training ahead of the Beast Series next year, plus Old Dominion where I want my buckle!   

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Backyard Chicken Coop

Been working on this project all winter...should be getting some chicks in the next couple weeks.

Chicken door on the front

People door on the side

Inside view of nesting boxes and roost

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Course Certification - Run for Him 5k - Carthage, NC

The Run for Him 5k will be this Saturday (May 21st)..

Race Details Here

I measured this course on a Wednesday morning a few weeks ago for the New Covenant Fellowship Church.  It's a nice rural course, straight out and back.  There is an uphill on the way out, just past the half mile mark, otherwise it's flat and there should be no traffic.

Pictures from the course:

(Start/Finish, Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 3 and Turnaround)


Wednesday, October 21, 2015


2013 NC Strength Challenge 
 2012 City of Oaks Half Marathon
 USATF SE Masters T&F
Crooked Road 24 Hour 
 2010 Pacing Des Moines Marathon
 Summer Hike
2012 Uwharrie 40 Mile

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer update

By my count, it's been 80 days since summer "unofficially" started on Memorial Day.  So far, I have run every day, though not the twice a day that I had hoped.  Some highlights have included:

  • Finishing the Highland Sky 40 Miler, my first REAL ultra finish in almost four years
  • Running my first ultra with my brother
  • An early morning, mid-week run at Umstead with the elusive Matt Kirk
  • Long runs ahead of the City of Oaks Marathon with Kent P
  • Continued Thursday morning runs with Dave followed by coffee
  • Lots of travel and running in different places
Assuming I get in a lunch-time run today, I will have run for 80 consecutive days, my second longest streak and only seven days less than my longest.  At this point, my knees feel better than they have in a long time.  I think I can attribute that to several things.  I started out the year (well, early February) in Hoka's and have gone through three pairs (the treads are horrible for longevity) of them, one new pair of Brooks Launch, and now a pair of New Balance 980s.  I also started off the year with relatively low mileage, around 20 a week, and am now up to around 40 a week.  Finally, I haven't raced much, or long, so my knees get good cycles of effort/rest.  

Fun stuff coming up this fall, and am very excited about running my hometown marathon with a soccer teammate from my years through high school.