Category Archives: Personal Log

2015 XTerra Season is a wrap!

Time passes so fast at times its hard to keep up. It seems like the my 1/2 marathon and Myrtle Beach were years away and just yesterday. OK, enough with the cliches, but seriously, this season has been a tornado in many ways, with its ups and downs, so I suppose...
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XTerra EX2 Training

With only a race or two left in the XTerra season and many of my goals accomplished, I’ve put together the outline for my next training block. Not a lot of frill. I’ve got some travel to a USA Weight Lifting clinic, and some family stuff in July, so there’s...
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Redemption comes at XTerra RVA!

Flashback to 2013: I was coming into amazing form, probably the best since I quit racing half a decade earlier. Luck seemed to be on my side at that year’s Xterra East Champs in Richmond, when huge amounts of rain saw the swim cancelled and the even turned into a duathlon....
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Dialing in your final race prep

It’s 2 days out from one of the biggest races of the year. The training has been done for a week or more, right now its just about tweaking; keeping the engine warm and the muscles prepped. Mumbo jumbo aside, the last couple days are where many rays go completely...
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Road trip 2015: USAT off-road natz/Xterra SouthEast

Well I’ve put this off long enough! I had planned to build an entire series off my road trip to Alabama, but things never worked out the way I anticipated. Here’s my story: For the past 3 years I’ve headed off to Pelham, AL for the Xterra southeast regional championships...
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2015 Season: XTerra Myrtle Beach

Thus far, the 2015 race season has proven to be a lesson in patience and perseverance. After a stellar fall and winter of training, 2015 looked to be shaping up to be spectacular. My first race, a trail 1/2 marathon, only seemed to confirm that those months of training paid...
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