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POOP Trail Run Half-Marathon

Since I first discovered the trails at Bluff Creek I've been not-so-secretly enamored with the idea of trail running. My eventual goal is to get into ultramarathons, and a significant number of those are held on trails. It's in my best interest to...

Turkey Tracks 5k

Four days after completing the Route 66 Marathon was Thanksgiving Day. Why not celebrate the holiday partaking of the growing trend of running a race before gorging on turkey?

I was really concerned I was going to hurt myself by not giving myself...

Route 66 Marathon

After completing the OKC Memorial Marathon in April, I wasn't entirely satisfied with my performance. My goal was to finish, but I felt like I could have done much more. I let nerves and improper pre-race planning cause GI issues that slowed me down...

Why I Run

I've been running consistently now for two years. I started running on a treadmill in September, 2017, and started running primarily outdoors in May, 2017. It's grown from painful and boring to something I look forward to doing every chance I get....

Bluff Creek Trail Running

I've been enamored with this particular trail in NW Oklahoma City. It's accessible to work, not very crowded, and short enough where I can complete a loop after work and not spend my entire evening running.

This is pretty much test footage, however...

My Story on Runner's World

Runner's World, the magazine/blog for the running community, posted an article about my weight loss and running journey. They did a great job with the write-up and I'm pleased to share it with everyone.

Hopefully it can provide inspiration to people...

Training Report Updates

It's fairly evident that I'm not able to keep up with a new blog post for each and every training run I do. I had grand hopes that this would keep me honest, but in reality I just don't have the time to spend crafting witty prose and talking about...

OKC Memorial Marathon 2018 Race Report

Months of training culminated in me showing up well before the sun to stand at the starting line, corralled with thousands of other people ready to run the OKC Memorial Marathon.

Thoughts repeated in my head on a loop. "This is crazy. Can I do this...

Quail Creek 5mi Training Run

Goal

This was my second lunchtime 5-mile run, and I made sure to use my watch properly to record it. So I actually ran 5 miles instead of 6. The goal was to get a decent tempo run down and, once again, focus on running form.

Result

I wore a compression...

Lake Hefner Midweek 9mi Training Run

Goal

This midweek run had the goal of being somewhat slower-paced than normal, to help conserve energy for my long run at the end of the week. My main goal was to enjoy it, focus on running form, and go all the way around the lake instead of doing...

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