Simulated Coaching

With Michigan Titanium behind me, I've starting going over how I trained (or didn't train) for the race. After having completed Ironman Wisconsin the year before, my thought was that some missed runs, rides or swims will not make or break my chances of crossing the finish line. That mentality is what led to my … Continue reading Simulated Coaching

Michigan Titanium Race Report

Grueling probably best describes my day racing MiTitanium Iron Distance race Sunday. I'm going to talk about the heat. I'll mention the wind, the darkness, hills and road construction. But the real reason I didn't have a good outing was because I didn't really train for this race like I should have. I hardly swam … Continue reading Michigan Titanium Race Report

Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!

For most of us in Chicago out racing calendar is coming to an end. With the exception of a Turkey Trot or Rudolph race, we're all going to slip in to this horrible winter maintenance season. But with the help for ProKine Performance it won't be so bad! I got a chance to workout with … Continue reading Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!

Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals

I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the … Continue reading Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Today I did something I don't notmally do... I looked at next weeks workouts in advance!!! I tend to go day to day with my workouts, it really helps that  Coach Jen wakes stays up until midnight each night to email them to me (I refuse to believe that it happens automatically). Next week is a … Continue reading Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

What do I expect on 10-10-10?

After living in the Loop for the past 4 years watching the Marathon is nothing new to me. Running it on the other hand is something I've never done before. My goal from day one was to finish with an official time... even if it was with 1 second to spare. But based on the … Continue reading What do I expect on 10-10-10?

Fallen off the grid!

Its' been a while since I wrote here. A lot has happened in the past 3 weeks, but I'm back and (hopefully) better than ever!Tonight I'm going to get in my first run since I was told to take it easy by my Doc. In past posts you've heard me complain about leg pain. Well it … Continue reading Fallen off the grid!

When you can’t run… Drink!

I was ready to go on my 10 miler today... I loaded up the camelbak with water and headed down Harrison... Nice and easy was the plan since did "The Hill" yesterday, surprisingly my legs felt fine.My goal was to get in my 10 miles before the rain hit... FAIL!!!About a half mile in it … Continue reading When you can’t run… Drink!

When you’re up, you’re up… THE HILL

Nervous. That was the best word I can think of to describe how I felt driving to "The Hill" this morning. I was going to meet Dan (Cubicle Dad) and Dave (Pace of Chicago) for a group run at "The Hill". I don't do group runs often... or ever really, I get concerned that I'm … Continue reading When you’re up, you’re up… THE HILL

Going the Distance Ep. 1

I haven't forgot about you ChicagoNow'ers... I've been working away at completing the first episode of the the web series "Distance Running" that I've mentioned the last couple of weeks. As you know I'm training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon, I'll be my first attempt at 26.2. My training partner Adam lives in Fairbanks, AK. … Continue reading Going the Distance Ep. 1