• Breakfast Recipes

Restaurant Style French Toast may sound daunting and difficult to make when you first read it but this recipe will make you say:  Restaurant Style French Toast?  Who wants some? The key two making a restaurant style french toast resides in the bread.  You cannot use sliced wonder bread and expect it to have that flavor and texture that you would find at a restaurant or a diner in New Jersey.  The custard is a big part of that flavor as well, but the other component that tends to get skipped is nutmeg.  That is the secr...

  • Train

Setting goals is a topic of conversation that takes place constantly in the endurance world. Make one mention about a race you are doing and the first question is: What is your goal? Participating in endurance sports for the past 8 years I have been setting goals constantly but last night I was asked by Karen what my goals were for Rocky Raccoon 100 on Saturday. It caught me by surprise because I only have one goal. Why any person would be setting goals for one race unless those goals are to finish healthy with a time. If you are asking me abou...

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It's All Mental Now is the phrase that I play repeatedly over and over in my head.  I know what it takes to get through a 100 mile ultra trail race having accomplished the feat in March of 2014 at Lake Martin but experience has taught me that no two races are the same, even on the same course.  This means that over the next 6 days I will be pouring myself into my head and strengthening the one muscle that it will take to cover the course and finish in the time that I have set for myself. The last 15 weeks of training have led to this poin...

  • Race Reports

2015 Bandera 100k Ultra Trail Race will not be an event I will forget for a very long time.  When Jeff mentioned that we should do this race as a great way to end the peak weeks of training for Rocky Raccoon 100 I thought it was a great idea.  When you are running 85-90 miles per week the more races you can involve the better as it takes away the monotony of running on your own, plus it allows you to test pacing and nutrition strategy. As race day neared I started to worry about the effects of running on such a difficult course would ...

  • Train

If you have been involved in endurance sports long enough you have heard the statement that running slower will make you faster about 1,000,000 times. 999,999 times you have ignored that advice but I am here to tell you that you should not ignore this advice. I am also hear to tell you that it is not that straightforward. I think when people here this statement about running slower they believe that all of their training should be done slower and that magically they will get faster. The fact is that you need variation and slow is definitely one...

  • Train

 In-Race nutrition is a topic that seems to live a life of its own when it comes to endurance sports and I think it is because everybody is looking for the simple answer. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to in-race nutrition. This process is a set of trials and errors while you are training and then again during competition. We have all read about testing out products during training but based on the number of posts on social media that I see regarding in-race nutrition it seems that nobody is taking that to heart. This blog post i...