Gasparilla Michelob Ultra Challenge!

Sometimes I do crazy things. Crazy things involving endurance sports; I’m not that crazy otherwise. This past weekend fit right in! I got started running back in 2007 with the Gasparilla 5k and the Gasparilla Distance Classic has remained one of my favorite race weekends. I had so much fun and it helped me get back in shape, so every year I try and make sure to do a Gasparilla race. Since this is my last year in Tampa I decided to step it up a bit and do all four races! That meant 30.4 miles over two days between a …

#MiamiFamous Again: Miami Marathon 2016 Race Report

The Miami Marathon has definitely become Melanie and my ‘race to do’ every year since we did it last year.  We signed up for this year’s race just 2 days after doing it last year and it didn’t disappoint this year again.  I expect when we get the 50% off sale tomorrow we’ll sign up for 2017’s race.  There were some changes to the race that actually took it down a notch in some ways for us.  I think the expo was disappointing compared to last year not in size or quality but just in location.  Due to Miami Beach …

TriRock Clearwater 2015

Wow, has it really been six months since I posted here?  That length of time matches up to the length of time since my last race!  Its been a few years since I had a six month break in racing. The difference between then and now is I didn’t stop training.  What I did do, over the summer, was cut back a bit on mileage and focus on speed.  We’ll see how that goes when the Miami Marathon rolls around but first up, TriRock Clearwater!  I did this event 2 years ago and I really wanted to do it again …

Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga Race Report

Last weekend was the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and also my third race at the distance.  Up until this race I would have suggested anyone looking for a great half iron distance race to consider Augusta.  After racing Chattanooga I’d have to defer to this one!  (Not that Augusta doesn’t remain an awesome race)  The town itself is perfect for the race.  There are a ton of good hotel options that are walkable to the Ironman village and transition.  There are also a lot of restaurants in the downtown area that make dining easy in the days leading up to …

Weekend in the Canyons

A little change from the normal Swim, Bike, Run this past weekend. I don’t get a chance to do this often but I was up in Utah this past weekend skiing at the Canyon’s Resort. I normally get 1 or 2 ski trips in a season and this was my first one. I generally go with some of my work friends and this one was no different. Just a short weekend getaway. Unfortunately Melanie couldn’t make this one but she’ll be with be with me when I go back soon. It was pretty typical for our normal weekend trips: arrive …