RACE #170: New Year’s Revolution Run

It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh time I’ve run this race. I still remember the first I ran it back in 2011 — I ran it alone. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t even talk to anyone. I just came, did my miles and went home. I am a surprised that I came back the following year with that kind of experience. But, I did. This has actually become a race I…

A change of plans …

As I have said many, many, many times — my race schedule is ALWAYS subject to change. And, this week’s race plan wasn’t immune to a change in plans. I’m more bummed about the reasons why I had to make the change than the actual change. The original plan was to run the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 25K. I love running the island, especially the races that Jim Skaggs puts on. I ran the 25K two…

40 races to my goal …

This past weekend I ran my 140th race. It’s kind of hard to imagine I’ve run so many — it really seems like yesterday I just ran my 1st, 50th and 100th. All pretty significant milestones in my journey to 180 races before my 40th birthday. Now that I am just 40 races from my goal I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Not that I am not enjoying…

This should be my 2017 race schedule …

Okay, I think I’ve got my complete 2017 race schedule figured out. I think. Which is a definite maybe. But, let me explain it a little bit. I have a race each month except December. I might add a race in December, but I am not planning on it. It’s a good rest month after a long year of running. My busiest month is June. I have seven races planned for the month. Yes, seven….

Changes once again to my 2017 race schedule …

I think it’s becoming a near reoccurring theme that my 2017 race schedule keeps changing. And, well, it is. Because, that’s what it’s been like for me the past couple of years. But, it’s really shaping up to where I want/like it. I want to train hard during the winter months and then lightening out with half marathons come June/July-ish. Plus, I want to maintain my ultra training as much as I can. And, to…

Fight4Phat: Looking back while fighting forward

It’s been a slow week on purpose — well — for a couple of reasons. And, it’s all been on purpose actually. One, I needed to give my body a rest from the strict diet. Don’t worry I am not binge eating Skittles and Rockstars instead — I’m just following a less strict version of last month’s diet plan. Then, secondly, I am preparing for my run this weekend. I am running my first ultra…

Episode 01: The Utah Runcast

Joshua, Jim and Jorge talk about their first half and full marathon experiences. Joshua and Jorge try to find a marathon for Jim. And, Josh admits his irrational fear of deer. All that on the pilot episode of The Utah Runcast … Link up with The Utah Runcast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Yes, I am a scheduling this far out …

Okay, first off, yes, the following is every Saturday from here until the end of November. And, secondly, yes, I am planning ALL of my runs/races this far in advance. I don’t know if that means I have problem … or … if I am just THAT good of a planner? I’d like to think it’s somewhere in the middle. Because, seriously, who plans their November races in March? I mean really? I have a…