Silver King Race Report

I am going to try to keep this short and sweet… well as short as I can with two races to recap. When everything seems to go right on race day(s) that seems to be a bit easier. As I wrote about in my blog right before the race my run training leading into the Silver Rush 50s was a little less than ideal. However I’ve never been the kind of athlete that lets that kind of stuff get to me or cause me to doubt myself. I love to race and I’ve always been able to dig deep on… Read more →

Summer Racing

summer is in full swing… and I haven’t posted in quite some time. that’s mostly because I was afraid my blog was bad luck but since tomorrow is race day I thought it would be ok to post a little something. we have been loving the summer heat and spending a lot of time outdoors… training, racing, and just having fun. getting Fi in the pool and out on bike rides has been so awesome. she just loves being outside. as far as bad luck… the day i last posted i felt an all-to-familiar feeling my right shin after an… Read more →

Refining the Plan

The past few months have flown by. As is the norm life has been full blast but it’s been awesome. Work has been busy with a couple of trips back east but that project is now over was completed with awesome results. Training has been going well for both Maggie and I and I’ve dialed things in as far as my training and racing go. All through January my mind was constantly filled with how I was going to fit in all the training for riding and running to get ready for my summer races. My plan then was to… Read more →

Getting It Done

I’m so proud of my wife. After giving birth our amazing daughter and not racing for 16 months she ripped the Surf City Marathon in Huntington beach a month ago… and she’s just getting started. The reason I’m so proud of her is not just because she trained hard and had a good race. It’s because how patient she was coming back from pregnancy. In this day and age it seems like it’s a competition for women to see how quickly they can race and how much training they can get in right after having kids. It’s all over social media.… Read more →

2016. Keeping it Local.

whoa… two posts in two weeks. hopefully this will become a 2016 trend. I posted back in October on what I was planning on for 2016 and the goals i was setting… as with everything else in 2015 that has changed. I was planning on running North Face 50 in december but in early november (also an old, killer emo band I love!) I tweaked my right lower leg. It started as a twinge in my calf and then I got an all-to-familiar ache so I shut it down. I didn’t want to take any chances. So North Face didn’t… Read more →

2015… a year of change

There hasn’t been a better year of my life than 2015 was… or a year with more change and thankfully, all the change was positive and awesome. Most of the big changes took place in the first part of the year. Maggie and I got married in February, moved to Colorado in April, and Fi was born in June. I don’t know if it’s possible to cram any more HUGE life changes in to less than 6 months. At times it seemed like a chaotic whirlwind but with Maggie by my side I knew we’d get through it. It took… Read more →