Fartleks – Am I real runner if I do them?!

A fartlek run, in addition to just being plain fun to say, is an unstructured run where you alternate harder efforts with easier efforts over a fairly long distance.  For example, you could run easy for a couple of minutes, then do a short sprint, then slow back down to recover for your next faster effort.  […]

My First Half-Marathon

I ran my first half-marathon this past weekend, the Bear Chase Race half-marathon on Sunday.  Here are a few thoughts on the race itself.  If you don’t want to read any further, I’ll sum it up by saying that I had a great time and I’d recommend this race to anyone. Pre-race.  Prior to the […]

Four Days to First Half Marathon!

My first half marathon is four days away!  I’m running the Bear Chase Race trail half marathon on Sunday in Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO.  I’m a little torn on my feelings for it.  On the downside, I feel very over-fed and under-trained for it.  I wasn’t able to run nearly as much […]