Monthly Archives: January 2014

Clearwater Running & Fitness Festival Race Report

One of my favorite places to run is Clearwater Beach by Pier 60 for a variety of reasons.  Its beautiful there.  We have a nice 13 mile loop that we run frequently.  It lets us do an open water swim right after we run which is a great way to kill 2 birds with 1 stone.  And then there’s the part that people probably don’t usually like other than us crazy people – the bridges.  There are some truely massive bridges on the route as well as some gently rolling terrain on the back half of our 13 mile loop.  …

Snowed In

This year is going to be interesting as I train for Ironman and races in general.  I’ve always managed to fit my training in on the road but I have much more rigorous races planned for 2014 than ever before.  I don’t think on the running side that I have anything less than a half marathon planned and I have, in addition to Ironman Florida, two other big races that are half Iron distance – Augusta 70.3 and The Intimidator (doesn’t that sound fun!) Anyway this week has brought me to Delaware and just in time for a massive snow …

2014 – The Year to Come

2013 was a great year but 2014 has the potential to be even better.  First, lets get the goals out of the way for 2014: Sub 2hr Half Marathon Sub 3hr Olympic Triathlon Complete IMFL Sub 4:10 marathon 1300 miles running I wish I could have some biking goals but because of my travel, measuring bike distance will be tough.  As I write this I already accomplished the first goal which will be in an upcoming race report for this past weekend.  I knew I could achieve it since during my marathon I crossed the midpoint right at 2 hours.  …

2013 – Year in Review

This is a few weeks later than I intended as I’ve been a bit busy.  But here’s my 2013 review! 8) Well its been quite a year!  When I look back at where I started this year and where I finished, its been quite a journey of running (and swimming and cycling).  I started off back in January with running a marathon on my birthday at Disney World.  I had signed up for the race far in advance with plenty of time to train for it.  But in 2012 I did a very poor job of consistently running and it …