the magazine/blog for the running community, posted an article about my
weight loss and running journey. They did a great job with the write-up and I'm pleased
to share it with everyone.
Hopefully it can provide inspiration to people...
It's fairly evident that I'm not able to keep up with a new blog post for
each and every training run I do. I had grand hopes that this would keep
me honest, but in reality I just don't have the time to spend crafting
witty prose and talking about...
Months of training culminated in me showing up well before the sun to stand
at the starting line, corralled with thousands of other people ready to run
the OKC Memorial Marathon.
Thoughts repeated in my head on a loop. "This is crazy. Can I do this...
This was my second lunchtime 5-mile run, and I made sure to use my watch properly to record it. So I actually ran 5 miles instead of 6.
The goal was to get a decent tempo run down and, once again, focus on running form.
I wore a compression...
This midweek run had the goal of being somewhat slower-paced than normal, to help conserve energy for my long run at the end of the
week. My main goal was to enjoy it, focus on running form, and go all the way around the lake instead of doing...
I took both Saturday and Sunday off as rest days to recover from last week's miserable overtraining. I knew I would need extra time
this week, with a long run of 18 miles planned, so I shifted my schedule a bit, too, moving my runs from Tuesday...
My long run for the week was down in mileage from previous weeks. It's a "rebuilding" week to gear up for next week's
18-mile push. So I took advantage of the "lower" mileage to try out a new piece of gear that will help me stay hydrated on
This is the first time I would be running a 5-mile run during lunch at work, and I was still pretty tired from yesterday's
midweek 8-mile run. So my goal was to survive, slow down a bit, and enjoy the run.
I didn't count on user error when it...
Now that my midweek runs are getting longer and longer, I tend to approach them a bit differently. For this one, in
particular, I wanted it to be a solid tempo run with a focus on running form as well as taking a bit of time to enjoy
I started the training run on fire. Not literal fire, mind you, but I was full of energy and motivation to step up my run.
The weather was pretty much perfect, and I was awake and energetic. A co-worker told me he wanted to see 8-minute miles