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 [...]

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 event will be forever etched in my memory.  I was a sophomore in high school and had just stepped into early morning band practice.  I played in the percussion section and on this particular day was placed in a bass drum role that I had not prepared for. Playing the bass drum is relatively simple … just keep the [...]

The event will be forever etched in my memory.  I was a sophomore in high school and had just stepped into early morning band practice.  I played in the percussion section and on this particular day was placed in a bass drum role that I had not prepared for. Playing the bass drum is relatively simple … just keep the [...]