Thursday, May 16, 2013

I'm back to blogging!

I’m back to blogging. I had to take an extended reprieve from it simply for time issues. I spent the last 2 years busy earning my teaching license and my Masters of Education. When I was not working my full time job I was busy with school, or running, or living life. There were of course plenty of interesting blogable adventures, stories, and races to share but the time eluded me.

This spring Lynnette, my wife and girlfriend, gave birth to our little Katrina. She is now 3 months old:

I have high hopes for this coming season with races already stacking up. Next week I’ll be running the Black Canyon Ascent – a 6 mile uphill run that gains about 2000 feet. The Course Record is right at 40 minutes even. I hope to run fast. In preparation for some of my races this year I’ve been doing repeat miles. Up until last week I was doing the miles on the treadmill. I’ll run 3, 4, or 5x1 mile. My breaks between miles have remained constant at 7.5 mph for 2 minutes which translates into a ¼ mile break at 8 minute pace. January and February miles were a about 5:20 pace. Finally by March I was running low 5 minute mile. Then in April I did a lifelong dream: I ran my first sub 5 minute mile on a treadmill: 4:58.

In the last few weeks I’ve also picked up 2 knew sponsors in addition to SportHill. . They are V Fuel and Barlean’s Organic Oils V Fuel makes great energy gels that are easy to digest. Also they are one of the few gels around that also has fat to help with the fuel absorption into the body. Check out Barlean’s website. They have flax seed, chia seed, coconut oil, other needed oils, greens, etc. I’ve been using their products for the last few weeks for recovery and nutrition. Even their fish oil which is all natural without sugar tastes great… For those of you who are worried that the fish oil might taste fishy… it does not. Great product check it out.

Stay tuned for updates.