Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: The Video

Deadman Peaks Trail Run 5

Deadman Peaks Trail Run
In my running career (spanning 9 years) I’ve run 12 marathons, four ultra relays, a 60K race, a 50K run around Manhattan, and now a 50 miler. I’ve trained hard for most of these races, putting upwards of hundreds of miles per month at the peak of my training for Boston this year. I’ve chafed ...

Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: Part 4

Have Fun Storming the Castle After my hard run on my first leg I began to rehydrate. Solid food, though, was hard to get down. I insisted we start driving immediately so we could get pictures and video of R__ running and so S__ could have as much time as possible to prepare for his ...

Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: Part 3 1

7 October: First Leg and Then Some I saw Kendra (from team #6) as I rounded a bend in the road. The runner I’d past a minute before told me she was about two minutes ahead, but she looked further. She wore a Camelbak and moved at a good clip. I followed the curve of ...

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program 1

This post was supposed to be part three of the Ragnar PA recap, but it’s not. Instead, I’m going to write about nerves. As in butterflies. Like the ones that are flying around inside my stomach. Not really in my stomach, but in my legs and my arms and my head. I don’t feel that ...

Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: Part 2 3

6 October: Dinner and Decorations We ate dinner at the home of JZ’s youth where her mother and father prepared a delicious lasagna meal, complete with bread and salad, to fuel our propulsion. They were gracious hosts to a ragtag bunch of worn out runners. JZ herself was quite famous in this little Pennsylvania town. ...

Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: Part 1

8 October: Prologue It is after two in the morning and though I am asleep, I am dreaming of running. The sun warms my face and I’m in the lead in a race. I turn to see where my closest competitor is and in doing so trip over a curb. I am startled and thrust ...

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Words just can’t do this event justice. We got up at 3:30am to see hundreds of balloons rise into the dawn from a field in north Albuquerque, having gotten about three or four hours of sleep the night before. We were exhausted, but it was well worth it. I took so many photos, there were ...

A month of running

Every year my father meets up with three buddies and spends a weekend playing golf. It’s an annual event they’ve been doing for years, one that he looks forward to the way some look forward to that two weeks of vacation Americans get each year. For him, it’s a chance to spend three days doing ...