Posted in Life lessons, Training

An Unplanned Rest Day

Last night around dinner time I began to get an uneasy feeling. My throat was beginning to get sore, pressure was building in my sinuses and my body was starting to ache. And of course as this is happening the first thought through my head was:

“I hope I feel better in the morning, because I would hate to miss tomorrow’s workout”

Why is that the first thought that crosses my mind? Continue reading “An Unplanned Rest Day”

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2017 the year ahead

It is hard to believe that March is already half over, spring is just around the corner and that my race season begins in a couple of months.

So what will I be doing this year?

My races will once again be focused on Spartans, but I may try to get the fall Maryland Savage race on my schedule since I have a score to settle with Sawtooth and Wheel World from that race. I am also pondering a shot at a fall marathon if I feel good coming out of Killington. Continue reading “2017 the year ahead”

Posted in Musings, Training

Solitude and the snowy day

When I heard the weather report for a couple of inches of snow it was exciting news to me. I may be weird, but I enjoy running in the snow. It is peaceful, and the chances of seeing other people is virtually zero.

So I layered up, tied my shoes and headed out the door. Into a light dusting of freshly fallen snow.  Continue reading “Solitude and the snowy day”

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The Final Piece of the Pie – Spartan Trifecta Completed

This post is not about the Killington Spartan Beast, I will add that race report in a couple of days once I get a chance to write it.

This post is about Luke and I finishing the race and completing our Spartan Trifecta. What did it take to get here?

  • Six months of hard training;
  • Three hard races spread across three months and three states; and
  • A bunch of trash talking that Kathy will never understand.

What did I get?

  • Memories that will last a lifetime.

Continue reading “The Final Piece of the Pie – Spartan Trifecta Completed”