For some, the first sign of spring is seeing a robin, for others, it’s opening day and the start of the baseball season, for runners it’s running the first race of the new year! The first race of the year also represents the end to wearing layers of clothing, no more running through snow or icy conditions, the wind can now be your friend and not your enemy. Here in southeast Michigan that means it’s time to run the Rock CF Half Marathon/5K. … More Ready, Set, Go !
It’s official, after being referred to as “Coach” by many of my running friends for years I can now officially call myself “Coach”. Following several years of comfortable procrastination a series of circumstances over the past several months combined to enable me to become a nationally certified running coach via the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) coaching certification program … More It’s Official!
It’s a Saturday morning in early August, shortly before 6:00 AM and I am turning onto I-96 headed out to Kensington Metro Park to connect with 30 or more runners all of whom will be running 10 miles or more. I am not thinking about my run this morning but rather a special run just … More Morning’s Dawn
If it’s too hot to run it must be July and if it’s July it must be Crim time? Wait you say? Isn’t Crim in late August? Yes to both, if you want to have any chance of racing a grueling 10 Mile road race then you had better be in the sharpening phase … More If It’s to Hot to Run It Must Be July?
One of Michigan’s most famous road races was recently held for the 43rd year in a row. Organized by the Ann Arbor Track Club, the Dexter to Ann Arbor Half Marathon continues to be one of the premier road races in Michigan and the entire Midwest. As the name implies, it is a road race … More DxAA – What a Difference 31 Years Make!
Well it’s all over except the memories and the memories will always be good ones. Despite not hitting my personal goal time I did thoroughly enjoy the trip and marathon experience. The memories of the preparation, sights and sounds of Boston, a pre-race dinner, race morning, the race itself, and of course all of the many great people whom I was able to share my experience. … More Boston 2016
Judging solely by the title you might think this is about Christmas or a similar special event. Well, it is about a special event but has almost nothing to do with Christmas. More on the Christmas part later. This is Crim week, the week prior to the fourth Saturday of August. The Crim 10 Mile … More The Tradition Continues