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…

The Detoured Road to 180 …

Sigh. With the news this past week that I will have to drop the Sun Half Marathon and Jackpot Running Festival because of my ankle, I decided to reconfigure my race schedule. Is it too early for that? Maybe. Well, okay, yes it is. But, I’m a planner, this is my blog … and I am determined to reach my 180th race this July at the Handcart Days Half Marathon here in Bountiful. It has…

Running 2018 — Week 01/52

Weekly Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles 2018 Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of September. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011.  1 — New Year’s Revolution Run…

RACE #162: Jordan River Half Marathon

One of my greatest learned life lessons didn’t come from my Dad, a grandparent or some guru — it actually came from Kenny Rogers. Back in 1978 — before I was even a twinkle in my parents’ eyes, Kenny Rogers came out with a song called The Gambler with this advice — You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away Know when to run You…

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 #129: Run Elevated Half Marathon

I’ve been looking forward to this race for quite a while. Well, okay, maybe for the last three months. I wasn’t planning on racing this weekend because I needed to get a 20 mile training run in for my marathon and ultra training. I was reserving my goal half marathon race for the year for the Nebo Half which is happening this upcoming weekend. BUT — I do a little switcheroo, because I have a…

RACE #124: 13 Miles of Freedom

First off — HAPPY FOURTH! I hope you’re having a great holiday weekend. This really is my favorite weekend of the year. So much family time, so many community activities and it’s summer to boot! Plus — USA! USA! USA! One thing that’s been missing ever since I started running some six years ago is a 4th of July race longer than a 5K or even 10K to run during the weekend (or on the…

#FitnessFriday: Dealing with my annual Post-RAGNAR Cold

ARGH-LICIOUS! You know how rain has become a tradition for the Ogden Marathon? Well, a cold or illness has become a tradition for me after running RAGNAR. It’s pretty easy to see how — you’re running on VERY little sleep (about nine hours in three days for me) and just wearing your body thin. I tried to run through it on Monday — and did so somewhat successfully to keep my strike alive. But, it…