The Runcast: S03, E01 — Part Two of ‘It Takes Heart’

Season Three of The Runcast​ kicked off last week with me interviewing co-host and close friend Jorge​ Garcia about his running journey. They talked about his introduction to running, how it played a role in dealing with his addictions and how it literally saved his life. And, because you can never keep a conversation between me and Jorge under an hour, we had to split this episode into two parts. This week, in part two, we talk…

RACE #153: The Hobbler Half

Some race reports are easier to write than others. I won’t lie, this is one of those race reports that isn’t easy to write. I feel like if I wrote — I came, I ran, I finished — I’d be happy with that report. Especially since I swept the course. But, of course, there is much more to my race than just the basic facts. This was the second time running the Hobbler Half —…

RACE #146: Provo City Half Marathon

This past week has been a struggle — to say the least. After getting sick during the Salt Flats 50K last Friday my whole weekend and most of this past week was simply derailed. I’m still not 100%, but I am past the flu and bronchitis and I feel much, much better. Having DNF’d the Salt Flats 50K and DNS’d the Tulip Festival Half — I was ready for a race success this weekend. Not…

RACE #135: The Haunted Half — Provo

After a week off from running and pretty much anything strenuous after my 50 miler, I hopped back into the saddle with the Haunted Half. This is my sixth Haunted Half (three in Provo and three in SLC) and I love these races. They’re always a party and just tons of fun. They’re a great race to cap off the racing season. And, for the fifth time — I have also swept the course. In…

InstaReplay: Alpine Classic Half

So, I ran the Alpine Classic Half this morning — aptly named after Alpine, Utah … since that’s where the race was. I was sweeping the race — so I didn’t have any expectations on time or anything like that. Well, I lied — I was kinda hoping I wouldn’t be out there longer than 3:30 hours. But, you never know when you’re sweeping. Anyways — I am not going to give away the whole…

RACE #110: The SLC Haunted Half

I’ve been looking forward to this race for quite a while and for a number of reasons. For one, I love this race. Runtastic puts on a great Halloween race. Well, I should say races. They also have one in Provo and in Phoenix, AZ (both next week). But, I also was excited to run the new course. After running the course the previous two times this would showed to be faster. Instead of running…

The 83rd Fartlek Friday™ – When Pink will just be another color …

Friday, Friday, Friday! How I love myself a Friday! Especially a race weekend Friday! It’s been somewhat of an emotional and humbling week for me. This past week I found that three friends of mine were just recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The same kind of cancer that my Mother fought back in 2012. It breaks my heart, especially when thinking of their kids and small families. Cancer sucks. It sucks bad. Cancer isn’t fair….

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…