Training and racing in Texas, specifically the Dallas area, has its advantages and disadvantages. A few plusses and minuses include the heat, humidity, lack of altitude and overall flatness of the terrain. The main advantage is that the weather is pretty much tolerable year-long, which makes it possible to essentially run year-round. On the flip … More Training and Racing in Texas – 2017
As someone who started traveling several times a year for work after graduating from college, I’ve slowly been able to adjust my training to fit into my travel schedule without sacrificing quality or quantity in terms of my workouts. Here are a few tips to help you continue building on your training when traveling for … More Tips For Training While Traveling
Making the jump to ultras can be a daunting task for anyone. The key is not to overthink the transition. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for taking on your first ultra. DO: Choose a distance that you are comfortable completing. The logical and recommended distance to take on as your first ultra is … More Taking On Your First Ultra? Where To Start?
It has been a while since I’ve posted anything here. I haven’t had much to write about since my last run at Bandera 25K back on January 10th. Enter Way Too Cool 50K. This race has been on my calendar since mid 2014. Not only does the race have a field of 1,200 registrants but it … More Am I Cool Enough For Way Too Cool 50K?
2014 has been the best year of running that I’ve had so far in my life. The year started off great, I had a few blowups in races while dealing with injuries in the middle, but I feel that I was able to rally in the end of the year and put together a very … More My Running In 2014 & 2015 Goals/Schedule
What to eat? When to eat? How much to eat? These are all questions that keep runners guessing as they try to lock in their pre-race nutrition plans. We’ve all been there; training, sleep, and your taper have all gone according to plan, when all of a sudden you’re a few miles into a race and something turns … More Ultrarunning Nutrition: Pre-Race Recommendations
Are you a first time trail runner? Are you thinking about moving over from the roads? Odds are you’re going to have some questions about the transition, what to expect, and how to prepare. I know when I ran my first ultra trail race I had no clue about some of the most important differences … More 8 Tips Before Taking On Your First Trail/Ultra Race