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Never Fail on Muddy Trail

Do you know that muddy trail runs can be lots of fun? Over time, I’ve learned to embrace the challenge of running on muddy trails. We’re uncomfortable at times, we lose our balance, the unpredictable obstacle or bump in the road appears. But if we train...

Rocky Road

Last Saturday, I experienced a rocky run in racing in the Cornhusker State Games 5k Road Race in Lincoln. I knew recovering from my back injury that this race would be a challenge. In fact, I almost did not enter due to injury/recovery. However, I decided to run this...

Run Not on Roads…

As a historical sleuth (aka history major), I have uncovered newly-discovered evidence that George Washington, our First President of the United States, was a trail runner. Ironically, I wrote a speech that I competed with as a kid identifying Washington as the person...

Sledding Wildly

Yesterday, I ran my first trail 5k race in Ashland, Nebraska, about halfway between Lincoln and Omaha. It was a challenging race: hills, snow, ice, mud, sharp turns, a few short slippery bridges, and branches/sticks on the course made for a fun but challenging adventurous race. This race course with snow and ice on it […]

Yesterday, I ran my first trail 5k race in Ashland, Nebraska, about halfway between Lincoln and Omaha. It was a challenging race: hills, snow, ice, mud, sharp turns, a few short slippery bridges, and branches/sticks on the course made for a fun but challenging...

Pre-Race Trailrun Checklist

Before running today’s Empyrean Trail 5k race, I recorded a brief Periscope on what should be on your pre-race trail running checklist. Will talk tomorrow about the race with my race report and some photos. Enjoy!

Before running today’s Empyrean Trail 5k race, I recorded a brief Periscope on what should be on your pre-race trail running checklist. Will talk tomorrow about the race with my race report and some photos. Enjoy!...

Running Fortress

If and when we build that fortress around our run(s)…it’s not exactly how that song by Sting goes, is it? I know, fortress around your heart, fortress around your run. Very similar because we do run with and for our hearts, souls, bodies. But we could sing that song that way while we run. Hint […]

If and when we build that fortress around our run(s)…it’s not exactly how that song by Sting goes, is it? I know, fortress around your heart, fortress around your run. Very similar because we do run with and for our hearts, souls, bodies. But we could sing...

Love Tapering?

Beginning tapering for the Empyrean 5k Trail Run next weekend today, I reflected upon embracing the taper phase of training for races today on Periscope. Hopefully a week of tapering for a 5k is optimal. Back in May of last year, I found a 3-week taper optimal for a full marathon before running a 4:19 […]

Beginning tapering for the Empyrean 5k Trail Run next weekend today, I reflected upon embracing the taper phase of training for races today on Periscope. Hopefully a week of tapering for a 5k is optimal. Back in May of last year, I found a 3-week taper optimal for a...