Running in 2018 …

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my road to 180 races. My 180th race will be July 24th — pretty much SMACK in the middle of the year. So that means I’ve got January through July pretty much covered — but, what about the last half? What’s after my 180th race? That’s a good question. While I am trying to figure out my 2018 race schedule, I’ve had a couple focuses — one,…

RACE #154: Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon

This race means a lot to me. Well, the whole Handcart Days festival means a lot to me. Growing up our family was heavily involved when my Dad served as the Chairman for the event. That included coordinating the parade, park festivities, entertainment and fireworks with a committee of local volunteers. I spent a lot of time at the Bountiful Park lugging food to the concession stands, setting up VIP parade booths and whatever else…

RACE #126: Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon

BOUNTIFUL — The first of two races this holiday weekend are complete. On Saturday I ran the Handcart Days Half Marathon here in my hometown. I am then running the Deseret News Half Marathon on Monday — er — tomorrow morning. Am I crazy doing this? Sure. Is it unprecedented for me? No. Like I tell everyone who asks how I am able to race so much, the simple answer is — I don’t know…

InstaReplay: Handcart Days Half Marathon

HAPPY RUNNIVERSARY TO ME! Today marks the 5th anniversary of my first half marathon — and the first race I ran that counts (any race over 13.1 miles) towards my 180 race goal. It was fitting that it was at the same race — the Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon. A race that means a lot to me. Not just because it was my first and 100th race — but, because it’s my hometown race….

My 50 Mile Training Plan …

I am getting really excited for the Pony Express 50 in October — sure it’s still 7 months away — but, I am getting really, really excited to just tackle the crap out of it. I would do it tomorrow if I knew I could — well, I am sure I could — but, I’d be one hot mess if I tried. I am simply not prepared to tackle it physically, mentally and emotionally. I…

The 76th Fartlek Friday™ – I should just go ahead and dedicate this week to Shawn Bradley

Okay you’re probably wondering why in the heck I am dedicating this week’s Fartlek Friday to Shawn Bradley. Don’t worry, I am too. It’s kinda weird. But, as a kid … I kinda idolized him. He entered the NBA in 1993 when I was in the 5th grade. I think I kinda attached myself to Bradley because he was tall and I was tall. At the time I was the tallest in the grade. So…