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It May Be the Same Course

“It may be the same course but it’s a different race” my coach Michael Larsen from Larsen Performance Coaching reassured me after I finished the Hits Lake Havasu 70.3 in 6:09:04.  You see, I raced my first 70.3 on this same course in 2013 and finished with an impressive 6:00:18 and hoped to come back [...]

By |2016-11-21T17:42:27-07:00November 16th, 2015|Race Recaps|0 Comments

I’m a Boston Qualifier!

Finally!  It took four attempts and finally the fourth marathon was a success.  I qualified for Boston….barely!  I needed a 3:55:00 to qualify and I squeaked in with a 3:54:30.  Yes, by just 30 seconds!  I’m so happy I didn’t take that potty break at mile 21 and that when I stopped to tie my [...]

By |2016-11-21T17:42:27-07:00March 10th, 2015|Race Recaps, Running|1 Comment

Running the Marathon; Is It Worth It?

It’s Wednesday and early tomorrow morning I fly out to Phoenix, Arizona to run the Phoenix Marathon on Saturday. This will be my fourth marathon and my second attempt to qualify for Boston. Unlike my failed attempt last year, I have kept this marathon on the down-low. I haven’t announced publicly on Facebook or mentioned [...]

By |2016-11-21T17:42:27-07:00February 25th, 2015|My Training Journey, Running|8 Comments