Because Jenn told me to… Vol 2 The Hill of Life

Hey, remember that time I convinced Jenn Shelton to be my running coach, even though I'm a midpack runner (at best) and have no clue what I'm doing? Yeah, it's pretty rad. What I forgot was that she used to stay in Austin, for a brief moment, so when I told her I would be … Continue reading Because Jenn told me to… Vol 2 The Hill of Life

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Western States 2017 – a story of arrogance and humility

Did you like that super click-baity title? Damn, I'm good. But now that you're here, I have to admit, I'm not going to Walmsley bash. I'm also not going to fall on my knees at the Walmsley alter. I'll preface this the same way I prefaced the Barkley piece: I know nothing about any of … Continue reading Western States 2017 – a story of arrogance and humility

Because Jenn told me to… Vol. 1 Barre Class

The training log for the week included some easy runs, a long run, some strides, then, at the end, hidden in the grey-area of a cross training day, these words, "i am still lobbying for at least one of my athletes to take a Barre Class. I feel like you, as my favorite ding dong, … Continue reading Because Jenn told me to… Vol. 1 Barre Class

Summer Runnin’ – had me a blast…

Just kidding; it sucks. I was hoping that singing along to Grease would make it better, but no. Humidity is way up, and my pace is way down, but I still have lots to be grateful for this summer training season. I actually am getting stronger. While the heat and humidity may be crushing my … Continue reading Summer Runnin’ – had me a blast…

Unogwaja – Comrades Day

Day 11 - Chris's Story Comrades Day.  Most of you know the importance of Comrades Marathon.  It is the oldest, and largest, ultra-marathon in the world.  Comrades has an energy that I can only try to describe.  Every year since the start, in 1921, the race has switched directions; one year runs from Durban to Pietermaritzburg … Continue reading Unogwaja – Comrades Day