• Train

[caption id="attachment_4677" align="alignright" width="148" caption="Had Very Good Running Economy at the US Open"][/caption] I am not writing this post about the fact I am afraid of qualifying for Boston.  I am writing this post because I want to talk about the lack of speed I displayed at 70.3 Austin.  It has been haunting for the past few weeks that my time at the half-marathon was 1:53.  This is not a horrible time by any means but when your goal is in the 1:40 range then there is a problem. Add in the fact that after that race I ...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_4643" align="alignright" width="231" caption="Source: Wikipedia"][/caption] On Sunday I ran the Dallas Running Club Half-Marathon and my watch when I was finished read 13.13 miles.  Extremely accurate I would say, wouldn't you?  When I was done I stayed by the finish line to wait for Karen to finish.  As I was waiting I heard runner after runner say that the course was long. I heard: That course was long.  I have 13.24 what do you have? I heard: Man I would have been faster if the course was ...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_4621" align="alignright" width="275" caption="Riding Indoors Can Be Boring But Effective"][/caption] We are about to enter the cold months of winter and that typically means all training will be brought indoors.  I am not a fan of indoor training.  I do not enjoy spending mindless hours on the treadmill or the bike trainer.  Yes, there are very good reasons for using them but I still prefer to be outside and one with nature. If my training calls for speed work running I will head to the track and get it done the...

  • Train

As most of you know I have an Xterra known as the Team Baha Mobile.  I have had my Xterra since 2001 and I absolutely love it.  It is rugged and obviously durable since it has handled Northeast winters and now Texas Summers. As I got into the endurance sports world the Xterra was perfect to load up with coolers and gear bags and put El Diablo on a bike rack off the back of the SUV.  The problem lies in the fact that I would spend the majority of the drive time looking at the bike to make sure that it stayed where it was supposed to.  Ins...

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