September is a great month to run a race and I was out there to run the Denver Half Marathon that is part of the Endurance Race Series which concentrates on trail races. I had not really planned on running the half marathon and so I did not really train for it actually, but since I do a lot of bootcamp style workouts and shorter runs between 6 miles and 10 miles in length I figured I would be fine for this half marathon. Well, I was and I wasn’t, but more about that later. Anyway – a great race today and here is my re-cap of today’s event. [Read more…]
Winter is officially here – December 21st and the weather is behaving accordingly. It was chilly all day and this evening it started to snow again. We still have some snow on the ground from the last snow storm and this is just like topping it off. I don’t think we will get too much of this white stuff and according to the weather forecast there will be no white Christmas this year. Yes, we might have some snow on the ground, but it is not enough to qualify for a white Christmas. [Read more…]
On Saturday I finally went for my first run since the Las Vegas Marathon. It felt good to be out there again, however it would have been nice if the weather would have co-operated, too. It was cold and the entire day was gloomy and it was not fun being outside. Since I am still fighting the stupid ear infection I was wearing a hat that covered my ears, but with sweat and cold temperatures around freezing it was not the best running experience and I called it a day after 5.6 miles. I just did not want to risk anything and getting a cold head during a run when having an ear infection is just not such a good idea.