It couldn’t have been a better day for a race. Sunny, not too hot, and barely a cloud in the sky. The weather made for excellent running conditions, and amazing views of Seattle throughout the course. My running partner started having shooting knee pains around the 10 mile mark (my guess is from slight swelling […]
I’m really excited to be running The 2013 Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon this Saturday. This course is special because a year ago it was my very first marathon. After only a year and a half of running, with 2 marathons and 2 half marathons under my belt, I’m really happy to be back running the […]
If it’s possible to both set a personal record, and fail a run miserably, I achieved it with this run. The 2012 Seattle Marathon was my second marathon, and I beat my first marathon time by over 20 minutes, a hefty improvement. However despite shaving 20 minutes off my time, it was by far my […]
The Bellingham Bay Half Marathon was my 2nd half marathon, and a personal record! 1:51:51 according to my Nike+ run tracker. All around, a great run, awesome views, and a fairly flat race. Here’s all the stats: Pace & Elevation
A marathon, no less. It was a really far ways to run, and I trained for a pretty long time to even be able to run it. It was fun, terrible, gut-wrenching (literally), gratifying, and probably one of the most honest activities I’ve ever done in my life. I say honest because when you’re out […]
I ran a fu*$(*% marathon. It seems like only yesterday I was setting the crazy goal… and I did it. In under 6 months.
The marathon itself was really far, and I trained really hard to even be able to run it. It was fun, terrible, gut-wrenching (literally), gratifying, and probably one of the most honest activities I’ve ever done in my life. Fighting through real pain is pretty amazing, and forces you to be amazingly honest with yourself about the capabilities of your body and mind.
Running a marathon is an opportunity that I hope everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy.
Ok, down to the fun stuff. I didn’t run it very fast, and I feel like I made the rookie mistake of starting out to fast. Below are some fun stats and images. Enjoy!