Category Archives: Personal Log

2018 USAT Off-Road Nationals: Mission Accomplished

Yeah, I said it! After more there three decades and three sports, I was finally able to bring it all together in one race…the one race that really mattered. Up until about a week before the race I knew I needed a good race and luck. What I got a...
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2018 USAT Off-Road Nationals: All good things…

After months of training, including a lot of rehab on my left shoulder, and a relatively solid winter of training my preparation for this years Off-road tri nats really looking to be on target. A solid Xterra in April followed by my first win in Charlottesville really had me thinking...
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Why pedestrian and bike friendly cities are better than exercise

    My recent trip to the ACSM annual meeting dramatically underscored the impact that walkable and bike able communities can have on daily activity patterns. In just a few short years, Denver, CO, has made huge strides to its pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, creating a community that accommodates both...
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Round Robin Racing: USAT Off-road Nationals

This year marked a big change in my race program from past years. To begin with, a confluence of events meant that I had no races on my schedule from late October to the beginning of the season. As the saying goes, “life gets in the way”; new baby, lots...
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How I hate February: Getting past a training black hole

Moving past that training #blackhole requires some insight. Here are my #ESPPodcast #tips. I am going to wager that all of us have that month of the year where despite all our planning and hard work, training just goes pear shaped. In recent memory it has been February for me, and...
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Blue Ridge Outdoors Iron Cross XIII race report

The past decade has seen an explosion of new “challenge” events geared towards being inclusive to more athletes, while adding unique features. Mud runs and warrior runs have replaced the venerable trail run, while trail ultra-marathons continue to grow. In the cycling world, the Gran Fondo has emigrated from Europe...
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