IRONMAN 70.3 St George 2013

Here is a little recap of the race and the experience of my first Ironman race. This race was the Pro Championship race for Ironman 70.3 distance for 2013. As such, a stacked field of professional triathletes from around the world were there to test themselves in the hills and heat of St George, UT. […]

Sufferfest 2012

Ok, maybe a little dramatic but that’s sorta what it felt like in my most recent race… more on that in a bit. Let’s start with a little background. This race was the HITS Napa Valley Olympic distance on 14 April 2012. I was REALLY looking forward to this race; the location looked incredible and […]

Canyonlands/Moab Half Marathon

Somebody told me last year that the bad weather and very windy conditions were a fluke… otherwise I don’t think I would have signed-up to do this race again. It was too windy and cold to enjoy… so windy in-fact that I found myself trying to “draft” off other runners. While drafting is common in […]

Dog Town Half Marathon

We headed down to St. George this past weekend for some sun and a little run on Saturday in the Dog Town Half Marathon. The race started at 9 a.m. (which was nice because I didn’t have to get up super-early!) and the race was really well organized with a prompt start. I decided to […]

Save a Sister 10k

Stats: Overall time was 46:53, 6th place overall men’s division. We were in St. George with some friends and I found this Runner’s Series race in St. George.  Looking forward to doing the St. George marathon in 2012 so I need to get a few “series” races in so that I can get a guaranteed […]

Utah Half-Ironman, August 27, 2011

4:30 a.m. wake-up… that alarm seems so loud!  How do I feel? Let me think, not too bad, seems like I fell asleep before 11 p.m. last night but I was a little restless in my sleep, good news though, I’m feeling reasonbly good.  Low-back isn’t too bad either, just a little stiff (but it […]

Hobble Creek Half Marathon, August 20, 2011

Place: 228 Bib #689,  Age: 43 Total time: 1:43:09, Average pace: 7:53/M Place: 228th out of 1,074 finishers. This race just about didn’t happen for me… early in 2011 I was pretty enthusiastic and thought I’d love to do the Hobble Creek race again, mostly so that I could see what, if any, progress I’d made on my running over […]

Spring Sprint 2011 Race Report

This race was a few months ago but I’m trying to catch-up and do a quick race report. Total time: 0:34.58 Swim: 0:05:12 Run 1: 0:22:26 Swim/Run2: 0:07:20 Bib #88 Group M4044 Determined to get a great position in the bike transition area I got up extra early and decided I’d be parked, ready to […]

Races for 2011

One thing I’ve noticed is there are no shortages of running and triathlon races (at least not in Utah).  Every weekend, after the Spring weather arrives, there are multiple events to choose from . I’m always so tempted to sign-up for more than I should. The race directors do such a great job promoting the events! […]

Moab Half-Marathon, March 19, 2011

First race of the year and I’m a little stressed-out about it. Shouldn’t be, I’m probably in the best running shape I’ve been in for many years. It’s just that I NEVER feel ready for these shorts of things! Always lots of jitters and stress. I guess the key is to take that nervous energy […]