Trails of Glory

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

13 Lessons for Running Longevity

Some might say that I'm not the best person to bring up this subject since I have tended to be somewhat unorthodox regarding training and recovery methods over the years. I beg to differ. Although I have suffered my fair share of injuries and ran through many of them I am still having success after 22 years of competitive road and trail racing. Back in 1991 I found motivation to quit smoking and used running as a substitute habit. My initial thinking was if I ran well in high school then I should see if I still had any talent 6 years later. If I found something I was good at then it would probably keep me interested.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Skechers GObionic Trail Shoe Review

I recently tested the Skechers GObionic Trail shoe on two of the many rugged mountain trails around Tucson, Arizona. I wore the shoes on two 14-mile single-track trails on back to back weekend training runs.

 The first unique feature I noticed about the GObionics was the removable 4mm heel drop insole that could be removed allowing for a zero-drop, barefoot-like running experience.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Summer Spent in the Mountains – 2013 Leadville 100 Mile Race Report

My Leadville experience started one year ago when I traveled to Leadville, Colorado to crew and pace a National Guard Marathon teammate, Troy Frost. I had heard many stories about the 100-mile race in Leadville and finally got to see the course in person. We drove to all the aid stations and I paced the last 24 miles through the night. Troy did very well finishing under 25 hours and I knew that I would come back in 2013 for my turn to take on the challenging high elevation course.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Late Race Report

Sorry for the delay on the following race report. I got sidetracked a bit with some other adventures. Those of you that have signed up for the resurrected Crown King 50K in two weeks may find some interest in this and hopefully will convince more of you to check it out. The race is more than half full.
Crown King Scramble 50K Race Report 1997