Spirit of the Marathon

Watch the Spirit of the Marathon on HardyBreed. Spirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon. … [Read more...]

Abe’s Amble 2008

[Results] [Photos]  You couldn't have asked for a better day at the Illinois State Fair.  The temperature was in the low 70's and the turnout was HUGE!  With over to 1000 participants the race went off without a hitch. The course is an out and back sort of loop with some challenging hills sprinkled around miles 2-5.  Just after you recover from one hill another crops up.  This course is … [Read more...]

Live from the Backyard

Episode 008 - The sun is out, Dan & Jason come to you live from the backyard in this amazing episode.  We discuss several topics from our own Wild Hare contributers to recent multisport news from around the country.  Jason talks about recovering from the infamous "wreck."  We also hit upon some of the local races.  So... come waste the next 40 minutes of your life with us, you'll be glad you … [Read more...]

Monday All Over

A quick 5 miles out west again.  With my drop in mileage, I seem to be gaining some speed.  The temp was in the upper 70s and a slight easterly wind.  I guess I would call this a tempo run.  I average in the low 7s, and felt pretty good.  My schedule seems to be all over the place right now.  I really don't have much of a focus, except to run, ride and lift. … [Read more...]

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...]


My second day on the bike got rained out.  Man, ever since the marathon it has been raining, windy, and cloudy.  I was planning to have 2 outdoor rides in by now but the weather is not cooperating.  Oh well, at least I don't have to run it. A little more traditional training today.  I began with 3 sets of 7 pull-ups followed by 3 sets of 11 curls in 2 different hand positions with 25# … [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...]

The Final Run

After 4 months of training I am down to my last training session before the 2008 St. Louis Marathon.  Just to keep things consistent the weather was blustery. cloudy, and cold.  It just wouldn't be training without crappy weather. I am still feeling pretty sluggish thanks to my carbo-deprived diet.  I hope it is the lack of carbohydrates that is making me feel this way.  If I am just … [Read more...]


Zero motivation and feeling a little hung over from yesterday's Barstool Open I headed out to meet Dan at the usual spot. We met at 12:45 in drizzling rain but 47 degree temperatures. The drizzling stopped after about an hour but the humidity remained. I'm not complaining, however, because I am so sick of freezing temperatures that anything above 50 degrees is appreciated. It felt like a … [Read more...]

Good Times/Bad Times

A meeting at work was canceled this morning so I took the opportunity to go for an early morning run.  The weather was not favorable but my training has slacked lately and I am feeling pressure from the upcoming marathon.  It was 34 degrees and cloudy with a 15 mph NNE wind when I started at 07:00.  It didn't take long before my lips were numb and I was COLD.  I attempted to run workout #1 but … [Read more...]