Fighting for Air yet again

Today was the Fight for Air Stair Climb, and I participated for the fourth time in five years (last year I ran the Rock and Roll New Orleans Half Marathon instead). Flashbacks: 2010: 10:04 2011: 9:04 (Race Report) 2012: 9:21 (Race Report) I knew that this wasn’t going to be any sort of record-breaking year. Heck, just a few months […]

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The most rewarding race

This past Sunday ranked up as one of the most rewarding races of my life (completing a marathon with my Mom is right up there!) I served as a guide for a visually impaired athlete running his first 5K. What a great experience! I have long said I wanted to serve as a guide, and at the beginning of 2013 […]

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Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Race Report

I was excited to meet my goal of going sub 1:30 at the RnRAZ race in January, and immediately took some pressure off myself for RnR NOLA. I felt good after the Jan race, and got back up to 50MPW quickly. I felt strong and was excited to run, but just didn’t have the same focus for the race. I […]

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Rock and Roll Arizona 2013 Half Marathon

Another great January race! I was so excited for this race. Trained well, and more importantly was confident, eager and focused. Even when my old hip injury flared up two weeks before the race, I didn’t waiver from what I wanted to achieve. I kept calm and confident that I would be able to achieve my goal. Some may think […]

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Four on the Fourth 4K Race Report

The Four on the Fourth 4K was my second race of the day, and third within five days. A week prior, Darren had recommended I run this race and gave me a goal of a 6:20 pace. I’m not entirely sure if he’d been considering the other races when he came up with that number.. generally he has us not […]

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The Superior Downhill Mile Race Report

Today was the Superior Downhill Mile, which bills itself as “the Fastest Street Mile in the United States”. There were no turns, and almost a 200ft elevation drop. I’ve been wanting to run a mile for awhile, so I figured this was one to try! I was buying some Hoka One One shoes when I registered, and the sales guy […]

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Leadville Trail Marathon Race Report

This one has been a long time coming! Before I even moved to Colorado, I’d looked up this oh-so-intimidating race and put it on the bucket list. The Leadville Trail Marathon starts at over 10,000ft and goes UP! I was curious how it compared to Pikes Peak, and heard conflicting reports. The times seem to be a bit faster than […]

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Bolder Boulder 10K 2012 Race Report

There, a well-executed race! Back in January, Darren and I had set a goal for this race. Since my sea level PR is 41:23, I’d wanted to do around that, but Darren had cautioned me that it was a difficult course. We decided that sub-42 would be a good goal. My last two races haven’t gone well, but I felt […]

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Cherry Creek Sneak 10 Miler Race Report

Today was the Cherry Creek Sneak 10 Miler. I’d won free entry a few weeks ago, although with my calf injury last week I wasn’t sure how well it would go. Secretly, I wanted to run 1:08:00 (6:51mm) to get into that elusive AA corral at the Bolder Boulder. More practically, anything faster than 1:25 (8:32mm) would be a PR. […]

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