RACE #145: Saltair Half

Going into this race — I wasn’t having a very good week. Last weekend during the Riverton Half I started having a little pain in one of my molars. I didn’t think too much about it, because it was cold and I just have very sensitive teeth. But, this was the same tooth that my dentist couldn’t work on because he couldn’t get me numb. It needed a crown, but he just couldn’t do anything…

A whole lotta ughs …

The past couple weeks have been tough. Heck, this past month has been tough on me. I’m not using it as an excuse. But, I’d sure like a break or two once in a while. I’ve been trying to get myself into a groove with my running and fitness and it just hasn’t materialized the way I envisioned it. Granted, I did meet my sub-three time goal a couple weekends ago during the Emigration Canyon…

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….

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…

My 2015 Half Marathon Schedule

So, I blogged about this sometime in November or October (I could look it up, but honestly too lazy to do it), but since I was named an Ambassador for Extra Mile Racing some of my races have changed. Plus, my goal is to hit 100 races by my birthday (August 15) by running the Park City Half Marathon. So, I’m actually restricting myself on races between now and mid-August. GASP! But, don’t worry, after…

Look I’m an Ambassador!

I’m kind of excited. Well, actually … REALLY, REALLY, REALLY … excited. I got word yesterday that I was named one of seven ambassadors for the Extra Mile Racing company here in Utah. What does this all mean? Well, I get to run all of their races for free. Which, personally, helps the pocket book whenever I’m running 20-30 half marathons a year. But, that’s really not my main motivation to become an ambassador. I…

The Running Week that was …

It’s been quite an interesting week of running for me. Actually, the past couple of weeks have been pretty interesting as far as running goes. After running the Saltair Half on November 8th I took a whole week off from running. Mainly to just let my body heal and recoup from running eight races in seven weeks … or 13 races in 12 weeks. It was a nice little sabbatical for my legs. Since then…

RACE RECAP #83: Saltair Half

Wowzer trousers. The streak has finally found it’s end. Saturday’s race was my 8th half marathon in the past seven weeks. It could have been 13 races in 12 weeks if I didn’t take the weekend of September off. But, still, 8 in 7 weeks is a worthy accomplishment. My next half isn’t until Thanksgiving so it will be a good small break. But, after that I won’t have anything until January. December is my…