And so it begins, again.  As I was shoveling the 8” of new snow from our deck recently, I realized a transition was taking place.  Another season, another week, another month, another year.  My run later in the day reflected a transition of my own; that steady climb out of a period of active rest (a lot of hiking) to [...]

They were just spilling off the shelf in my closet.  The pile I had created had grown over the years to the point a maximum carrying capacity was exceeded.  Something had to change. First I sat down and counted each of them (you don’t want to know how many!).  Each carried a flood of memories that came rushing back to [...]

He has made the greatest contributions to long distance training and racing in history.  Period.  His training practices and theories have produced numerous Olympic medals beginning with the 1960 Rome and 1964 Tokyo Olympics.  50 years later his training theories continue their impact amongst coaches from youth to professional ranks.  His promotion of cross country and marathon based training found [...]

  It was such a surreal evening.  Sitting trackside with fast company. 38 years had gone by quickly.  Seems like just yesterday we were teammates not spectators.  But time gives no special interest to 3 former high school tracksters.  May 4, 2015, 5:00 PM and the start of the 59th Brookhart – Crew Relays begins as any other track meet.  [...]

A Clinic on the Divide

“The CDRC 2011 was awesome. Very professional.” “Great to have up to date scientifically based data to use.” ”Wonderful experience – very knowledgeable staff.” “Great clinic.  I especially appreciated the expertise of the staff – learned a lot!” That is what participants said about the 2011 Continental Divide Running Clinic.  Where else can you get research based information delivered in [...]

A Great Bakery!

Great Harvest Bread Company, Butte, Montana that is!  Talk about wonderful bread and bread products.  Be loose and have fun. Bake phenomenal bread.  Run fast to help customers. Give generously to others.  What a mission statement. Sounds like a fun place to work. Just walking into their bakery located at 1803 North Harrison Avenue is a treat.  Their products are [...]

Homestake Lodge – Site of CDRC

“Wow”. That is the best description I have heard others respond with when attempting to capture words to describe Homestake Lodge located near Butte, Montana.  I would have to agree.  Homestake Lodge is a Nordic ski destination in the winter and a summer mountain bike, trail  running and racing hot spot in the summer. I first visited Homestake Lodge two years [...]

And The Winner Is …

It is with great pleasure that I announce the winner of the Continental Divide Running Clinic 2011 scholarship; Mr Noah Kiprono Kirui.  Noah is a citizen of Kenya – currently residing in Billings, Montana and attending Rocky Mountain College.  He will be a junior this fall studying computer science.  When asked why he would like to attend CDRC 2011 he [...]