10 Years Since Hurricane Rita

Do you remember what you were doing 10 years ago today? Besides celebrating my half birthday, I mean. I remember it very vividly because it was the day before Hurricane Rita struck the Texas gulf coast. Just a few weeks had passed since the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina had hit. Houston had opened its arms toContinue reading “10 Years Since Hurricane Rita”

First Obstacle Race in the books!

Saturday I competed in the Legend Race obstacle course race, a 5-mile trail run with obstacles just outside of RTP. With ropes to climb, walls to scale, poles to traverse, logs to carry, etc. every quarter mile or so, it was a lot more interesting (and a lot more tiring!) than just going for aContinue reading “First Obstacle Race in the books!”

Running Smarter Not Longer

This year I’ve adopted a new running training methodology and so far I’ve been very pleased with the results. Last year I was running a training plan prescribed by triathlete coach Joe Friel. It had me running four days a week, cycling through tens of different workouts. I made decent progress and set a fewContinue reading “Running Smarter Not Longer”