Training

Update to Race History

It has been too long since I have made any updates. I have just updated my Race History with lots of races. I was pretty far behind but things are current now. I am also going to link all the races to my Strava account this week. I have run 3, soon to be 4, … Continue reading »

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More GoPro Run Testing

Last Saturday I took the GoPro on a 20 mile run. The first 6 miles were with my son. I managed to get some decent footage along the way of the greater Des Moines area. I even managed to get in a little trail running. The trails were still too wet for mountain biking but … Continue reading »

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Strava Run Share

I am testing out some of the Strava features. Embedding a run in a blog post works pretty nice but it doesn’t show the Instagram photo feature. If you authorize your Instagram account on Strava any photos you take and post during your run will show up on the route map. Unfortunately they don’t show up … Continue reading »

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Strava v.s. DailyMile v.s. Garmin Connect

I love to use technology. It is what I do for a living and what I do in my personal life. I am a geek in just about everything I do. Gadgets, gadgets, and more gadgets!  Running is no different.  I need to be able to track my progress and view routes or races, give … Continue reading »

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Golden Gate Bridge Run

I had the opportunity to get out for a run in San Francisco. I was there for work last Tuesday and had a few hours to burn. I thought it would be around a 10 mile run but it turned out to be just over 14 miles. Crossing over the bridge on a run was … Continue reading »

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DecemBeard 100 – Week 3 Update

Not a very good week.  The weather was terrible. There is only one weather issue that I can’t manage running in and that is ice.  We have had sheet ice on 80% of all sidewalks for the last week. It has made running outside slow and a dangerous.  I don’t mind snow or low temps … Continue reading »

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DecemBeard 100

It is hard to believe that it has been September since my last post.  For December I set a 100 mile month goal to start off the 2014 season.  This will get me into a good spot come January and I should be able to  hit the trail running.   Pun intended! Here is the current … Continue reading »

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Quick Update

It has been a while since I posted. I am happy to report that I am 100% off injured reserve. The knee took some time to heal. Much longer than I was expecting but I am going on two weeks now without any knee issues. I am feeling really good and up to this week … Continue reading »

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The elusive 50 mile week

Since I started running and training for ultras in 2012 the hardest part has been consistently running high mileage weeks. The 50 mile week has become a target for me and somewhat of my nemesis to be honest. Looking back at my training history and excluding any race weeks, I only have two weeks that … Continue reading »

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Weight Update

203 lbs. as of this morning. I have been slightly injured the past two weeks but that has not stopped the progress of my weight loss. The goal is to be below 200 by the North Fork 50m at the end of June.

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