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Quail Creek 4mi Training Run

Goal

I took both Saturday and Sunday off as rest days to recover from last week's miserable overtraining. I knew I would need extra time this week, with a long run of 18 miles planned, so I shifted my schedule a bit, too, moving my runs from Tuesday...

Lake Hefner 12mi Training Run

Goal

My long run for the week was down in mileage from previous weeks. It's a "rebuilding" week to gear up for next week's 18-mile push. So I took advantage of the "lower" mileage to try out a new piece of gear that will help me stay hydrated on future...

Quail Creek 5mi Training Run

Goal

This is the first time I would be running a 5-mile run during lunch at work, and I was still pretty tired from yesterday's midweek 8-mile run. So my goal was to survive, slow down a bit, and enjoy the run.

I didn't count on user error when it...

Lake Hefner Midweek 8mi Training Run

Goal

Now that my midweek runs are getting longer and longer, I tend to approach them a bit differently. For this one, in particular, I wanted it to be a solid tempo run with a focus on running form as well as taking a bit of time to enjoy my view...

Quail Creek 4mi Training Run

I started the training run on fire. Not literal fire, mind you, but I was full of energy and motivation to step up my run. The weather was pretty much perfect, and I was awake and energetic. A co-worker told me he wanted to see 8-minute miles and I...

Run Lucky 5k 2018

Sunday afternoon was a cold and windy day in Oklahoma, but not nearly as cold and windy as it was the first time I ran the Run Lucky 5k in 2014. Then it was miserable, overcast, and threatening to rain while we ran in near-freezing conditions. Today...

Lake Hefner 16mi Training Run

I felt like I had a lot to prove to myself during this week's long run after bonking last week running the West River Trail in OKC. This week I decided to head back to Lake Hefner for my scheduled 16 mile run, with hopes that familiar terrain and...

Quail Creek 4m Training Run

Today was my second four-mile run for the week, with the first Tuesday and an eight-mile run yesterday. I decided to take it a bit easier during this run and try to match my long-run pace so my legs will still be fresh for tomorrow's brutal 16-mile...

Continued Weight Loss

Progress Report

Back in November I posted my weight loss story and was down 36 pounds. Here it is in the middle of August, and I am very pleased to announce that my weight loss journey is still going strong. I'm still counting calories every single...

Losing Weight: An Update

Weight Loss So Far

It's been 67 days since I've started tracking weight loss seriously. In that time I've only had two days where I fell like I failed myself, and even then I've only failed by a factor of maybe 300-400 calories extra intake, which...