For The Love Of Running

I ran the 2015 BolderĀ Boulder 10K, and the imprint of 50,000+ souls trotting along is still echoing within me. What a special thing. When else could you have so many people all moving together in one direction? Not even black friday doorbuster crowds at Walmart could compare. I am sure that each and every runner […]

Portland Marathon 2011 Race Report

For almost every race I have ever done, I had a good time during the race even if my time totally stunk. I can’t say that about the Portland Marathon yesterday. I finished it, but it was very painful and just not fun at all. The one redeeming quality was that I saw how much […]

The North Face Endurance 50K @ SanFran Race Report

The race description lived up to it’s billing as a ridiculously challenging but beautiful course. I didn’t wear my GPS, but roughly plotted the course on runkeeper. You won’t find more incredible terrain than the Marin Headlands, site for The North Face Endurance Challenge. They had a 50 mile, 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10k and […]

Importance of running efficiency

As I ramp up my own running mileage, I’m becoming more aware of the importance of running bio-mechanics and overall efficiency. A little extra weight or unneeded movement adds up when you are running 20-30+ miles at a stretch. An article, The Perfect Stride, at The New Yorker profiles the obsessive efforts of distance running […]

Getting lost

I just finished a nice 11 mile run. It was supposed to be about 6 miles. The plan was to run a route I did often when I lived in Kirkland about 5 years ago. There has been a bunch of new construction since then and part of the route didn’t seem that familiar any […]

Adapting to more natural running

I’m trying to improve my running stride, and become more of a mid to fore-foot striker as opposed to a heel striker. I run in Vibram FiveFingers every now and then, but since I’m training for another Ironman next year, and my first ultra-marathon in December, I also run in “normal” running shoes for most […]

Vibram FiveFinger Spint Review – Amazing!

You all know by now if you read this blog or follow me on twitter that my new favorite hobby is barefoot running. I can’t explain how much fun it is. You just need to go out and try it! While I was in Portland this weekend I hit up REI to see if they […]