Category: Running

Kansas City Marathon 2009 Recap – That’s A Long Way to Go!

It’s a day later and I was able to get out of bed this morning, so things are good after completing the longest race of my life!  It was really the story of two races.  The first 16 miles and the last 10. I went into the race with about as much prep as I could handle.  I ran progressively longer runs each weekend as suggested and finished a 20 miles run just 3 weeks ago.  On Saturday morning, I felt ready and I felt good.  A 4 hour time didn’t seem impossible with the right things going my way. 

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Omaha Half Marathon : Jim’s Official Results 1:54:53 and Commentary on the Race – Link to All Race Results As Well!

The official results are in and I couldn’t be more happy with my time.  It’s not a PR ([spp-timestamp time="1:53"] in the Papillion Half) but the Omaha Half was just supposed to be a training race for the Kansas City Full on October 16th.  I’ll take it! The Omaha Marathon doesn’t have the best reputation with runners here in Omaha.  Some say it’s too hilly.  Other say it’s not supported well by the community.  Others complain about the lack of organization.  All could be true. The course does give you some elevation, although not as much as you might think.  I

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Omaha Corporate Cup 2009 – Early Results

  This year’s Omaha Corporate Cup was the second largest in it’s history and featured nearly 100 folks from Gallup!  Nice job Gallup.       The incredible trainers at Gallup, Ryan (his blog) and Jamie, did a great job this year of getting people moving and preparing for the race.  Numbers were up from the 60 that ran it last year.  Congratulations to the both of them. Spirits were high and the team came together nicely just before the race. Ryan finished with a record sub 40 minute performance and set a nice PR for himself. I ran, with

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KC Marathon – October 16th No Turning Back Now!

My trainer at Gallup, Ryan Wolf, posted his official entry into the Kansas City Marathon (to his Running with Ryan Blog) on Monday.  I had registered back in July, but couldn’t be out done by him.  Here is mine. Bib #: 1020    FULL MARATHON~Individual Entry – $80.00  Jim Collison  Gender: Male  Age On Race Day: 41  Mailing Address:    Bellevue, NE  68005-3337    US T-Shirt: Adult Extra LargeHave you run the KC Marathon previously?: NoIs this your first marathon?: YesHow many marathons have you completed?: 0Is this your first half marathon?: NoHow many half marathons have you completed?: 1Why are you running

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The 50 Mile Trek! Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride…

The idea originally started as a 10 mile run followed by a 30 mile bike ride to help me celebrate the last day of my 40th year.  It was an idea that Ryan (my Gallup trainer) and I concocted one day after a really good work out.  Sounded good at the time! The half marathon that I completed the weekend before did a number on my left knee.  Running 10 miles didn’t seem like the best thing to do for it.  So we reduced the event to a short 50 mile ride instead.  (Needless to say, never been that far

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The Papillion Half Marathon – Check It Off The List!

I normally don’t blog about personal stuff, but I had to get this documented somewhere.  Today I finished my first ever half marathon!  I ran 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 53 minutes.  My goal had been under 2 hours.  The knees are paying for it right now, but it feels really good to have it done.       Special thanks to one of the best trainers in the known world, Ryan Wolf.  He works for Gallup and makes sure we all live healthy and happy lives.  I could not have done it without him!  Thanks Ry!    

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