Long Time No Update…

I guess you can say it’s been a while since I added content here. It’s a combination of things, but this is basically an online public journal of my OCR events and trainjng for them.

Having said that, I’ve started up on a half marathon training program that I’m currently finishing up week 6 with a 90 minute long run. I think I’ll ruck this run with 20 pounds added. 

BattleFrog is dead…

Here is an email that I received from BattleFrog yesterday…

Thank you for being a valued customer.  Today, BattleFrog announced that it will be suspending its 2016 racing season as it focuses its efforts on product alignment and its popular media programming.  As a result, all races have been cancelled.

Continue reading BattleFrog is dead…

Longest Distance (New Record)

I started a marathon training plan 11 weeks ago, so it was bound to happen: a new record for longest distance. I beat my previous distance of 13.3 miles by .7-.5 of a mile depending on what platform you check. I guess GPX files from one site transferred to another adds distance? Who knew.. Today I ran 14.07 miles and while I was tired and really had to use the bathroom, I felt that I could have gone on for a number of miles further. Continue reading Longest Distance (New Record)

2016 Shamrock Run and Zombies Run Virtual 5k

Training has been going well. I’ve started another round of P90X to help train for the Super Spartan in Seattle which is 3 weeks away. In the past few weeks I’ve completed two races, the Shamrock Run Half and the latest Zombies Run virtual race. Continue reading 2016 Shamrock Run and Zombies Run Virtual 5k

Disneyland 2016 Star Wars Rebel Challenge

I know last year I said that I wouldn’t do the Star Wars Half Marathon as Disney races are very expensive and you really can’t run a true race, unless you are the first 50 out the gate, due to the course going through Disneyland and has multiple choke points. It was hard to turn off my competitive switch, but I did what I could to enjoy the runs.

Saturday was the 10k, which was 98% inside of Disneyland and like all Disneyland races I have done the race was to start at 5:30am. Luckily I was staying at the Disneyland Hotel, so I was fortunate enough to wake up at 4:45am to start the race and not 3:30am like last year. While doing my pre-race stretches, the middle of my lower back gave me a little ZING and I was horrified. I did a quick jog and I didn’t feel my back, so I was hopeful that I would be able to finish the race, that started in less than 10 minutes. I continued my pre-race stretching and a few minutes later, the race started. Continue reading Disneyland 2016 Star Wars Rebel Challenge

MORE WEIGHT! – Fundraiser for Special Olympics OR

Last year for a fundraiser I did a Tropical 5k Santa Run in Portland, OR, on Christmas day in 38° F weather. It rained, it hailed, it was for a good cause. This year, I ant to up the ante a bit and run farther than I ever have before and with weights. But there is a catch! Think of this as a fundraising kickstarter. My goal for the Super Plunge is $3,542 and I currently sit at $525. The run will take place on 12/26 starting at a 5k and if the total donated is above the level listed below, that’s what will happen.
The levels are:

  • $650 is a 5k no weights
  • $800 is a 10k with 3 lbs on each arm
  • $1000 is a 15k with 3 lbs on each arm and 5 lbs in a backpack
  • $1200 is a half marathon with 3 lbs on each arm and 10 lbs in a backpack
  • $1500 is 15 miles with 3 lbs on each arm and 20 lbs in a backpack

Now, with the above levels, I have never run more than 13.3 miles at once and that was with no weights. I will be running with Runkeeper’s (or Runtastic’s) live tracking and will post a link for it and I will be posting pictures during the run at my instagram account.

The donation page is here and your donation is 100% tax deductible!

Again, as I did last year, donating a total of $50 or more throughout the campaign and I will dedicate a plunge to you. There are 24 spots, so claim yours today!

Plunge Dedications
1. Mari May
2. Eric Cress
3. Tim Howard
4. Stephen Schreiber
5. Chia Huynh
6. Alvaro Lara
7. Shannon Doshier
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20151211_185631000_iOSAnd here is last years video!

My Adventures in Obstacle Course Races and Training for them

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