Category: Running

Training For A Climb: Trek Up The Tower Omaha’s Winter Challenge

One of the best things about winter (if that if even possible) is indoor workouts.  The best possible indoor workout are stairs…and when I say stairs, I mean lots of stairs.  On the 26th of February, 800 people will get that challenge as they slog their way up 40 flights of stairs at the First National Bank Building here in downtown Omaha.  It’s always good fun.  The link to the event site is listed below.  As of this writing, the even if full.  It sells out early each year and has become a very popular event. I will be doing

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2011 Children’s TLC Groundhog Run / Final Results

January 30, 2011 – It was a very early AM wake up for the 2011 Groundhog Run down in Kansas City.  It was the second year in a row that I attend this race and had high hope for a new 10K Personal Record (PR).  See, the race is all indoors (in a cave really) and very flat.  Last year’s time was [spp-timestamp time="50:39"] and I wasn’t in half the shape I was this year.  Still, coming in at [spp-timestamp time="49:21"] is nothing to shake a stick at, but nowhere close to the sub 47 I was looking for.  It was a

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The Anatomy of a Marathon Training Plan

I have had a few questions about how I plan to train for my next marathon.  With the permission of my trainer, I will post it below.  Nothing is set in stone and I end up changing things based on my schedule, but it is a good start.  Just in case you were wondering…and so I have it documented.     I am already in week 2.  Already changed my long run this week from Saturday to Thursday and reduced it from 14 to 10 based on the fact that I am running the Groundhog 10K this weekend.  Not always

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First Race of the 2011 Season and a Look Back at a Year of Firsts!

It’s that time of the year again where we start thinking about better weather and the races that come with them.  This year is no different, with the exception that the distances get farther and the times get shorter.  In 2010, I had a bunch of firsts.   I finished two Marathons (Lincoln in May and Omaha in September) improving with each one.  I set a new personal best at the half Marathon distance in Papillion with a time of [spp-timestamp time="1:47"] and ran more 10Ks than I care to count.  I also came out of the year lighter than I started,

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Stumbling Into It – The Average Guy’s Fitness Journey

Carrie Adams asked me to summarize the last couple years of my fitness journey for her site, Leaving a Path… I took a few minutes this week to reflect (since that is what you do at the end of the year) and posted it to her blog.  If you get a second, here it is – http://carriea81.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-into-itthe-average-guys.html

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2010 Beer and Bagel Run–11/7/2010

November 7, 2010 – This morning was the 18th running of the Peak Performance Beer and Bagel Run at Quarry Oak Golf Course just west of the Omaha metro in Ashland.  The course was 3.82 miles this year, but didn’t lack any challenge.  Lots of hills, a creek to navigate and a combination of dirt, gravel and pavement running surfaces made it your not so typical race.  The weather couldn’t have been any better! A bit chilly at the start, but it warmed up nicely by race time. Last year the race had some 500 runners.  This year there were

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