Indianapolis Mini-Marathon Here I Come

So my wife says to me "do you want to go to Indianapolis to visit my friends the weekend of May 2"? The first thought that came to mind was "that's going to really impact my training". I'm sure all you fanatics understand where I am coming from. The Spring and Summer is my peak training and racing time. The time when all my hard work hopefully pays off. The time when I cannot break from routine … [Read more...]

Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon

The Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon (LMHM) is bigger than ever and just a few weeks away. April 5th, 2008 to be exact. Jason and I will not be running in it this year, seeing it is scheduled the day before the St. Louis Marathon. We will, however, be in attendance. We have a photographer who will be taking a ton photos and posting them on our website, so be sure to check back. We are also hoping to … [Read more...]


Sunny and 34 degrees with a NE wind at 15 mph.  That is what greeted Dan and I as we began today's run at 10:00.  I don't like running out in the country but Dan wanted to do a loop out of town then a loop in town.  Against my better judgment we headed west.  In retrospect this was probably a good idea since this route incorporated more hills than an easterly route.  The St. Louis Marathon is very … [Read more...]

Tour of California

WOW! I have never been so psyched for a race on American soil since the days of the Tour de Trump. Sunday marks the prologue of the 8-stage, 650 mile Amgen Tour of California (TOC). This is the 3rd year for this UCI ranked race but never (in my mind) has the field been so stacked with exciting riders and teams. There has been the Coors Classic, the Tour of America, the Tour de Trump, and the … [Read more...]