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 [...]

16 months and counting.  5 races in 2016 with more planned for 2017.  Why is this a big deal?  Here is why; prior to October 2015 I was on a roller coaster of injuries and illness that took its toll.  “Give it up” was what I was hearing.  So I took 5 months off.  Then the bug bit again and [...]

I knew it 7 miles into a 25 mile trail race I ran the summer of 2016.  Way too early in a grueling non supported (no aid stations) trail race run mostly above 9500’ elevation.  My legs just didn’t have any snap to them.  Over the next 18 miles I had plenty of time to review why my legs were [...]

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 [...]

The 4 x 1 mile repeats were clicking off with precision. Guess it helps to run this workout in Track Town, USA on the Adidas Trail.  As much fun as this workout was the nagging pain in my right hip was commanding additional attention with each step.  The cool down back to the motel was not fun.  In fact hard [...]

Starting Over

Call it a love - hate relationship.  I really enjoy running a trail south of Bozeman.  South Cottonwood trail is a rolling single track trail that crosses the stream numerous times by a series of wooden bridges as you progress up the valley.  I have had dozens of high quality training runs while running this trail.  To say I love this [...]