• Dr. Phil Maffetone and the Two Week Test

    Early this year I was "introduced" to Dr. Phil Maffetone through this Trail Runner Nation podcast: Speed up by slowing down. I think I've listened to it 4 or 5 times by now and learn something new each time. What I've learned from that episode, and from his book "The Big Book of Endurance … [Read More...]

  • 2013 Mud on the Mountain at Seven Springs

    Remember this? Well they talked me into running this years first of three Mud on the Mountain obstacle races. 6 days after the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, it was time for my first obstacle style mud run. If you've met me, you'll quickly realize this is not an event I'm made for. I'm … [Read More...]

  • 2013 Pittsburgh Half Marathon

    I ran my fourth half marathon, and second Pittsburgh half, yesterday with 20,000+ friends yesterday. Initially I was disappointed to missing out on a spring marathon, but my training just wasn't there coming off knee pain in the winter. I reconfigured I don't know how many plans to get to the … [Read More...]

  • Just a Short Run 8.1 2013 Race

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  • What I learned running 3 marathons in 5 weeks

    Most people I know think I'm a special kind of crazy when it comes to running. To most runners, I'm well, fairly normal. But when I signed up to run Erie, Akron, and Columbus over 5 weeks, most people questioned my sanity. If you're new here, I signed up for Erie and Akron as training runs for … [Read More...]

  • Etzel Health 60 Radio Show

    This past weekend, I enjoyed appearing on the radio show, "Etzel Health 60" here in Wheeling on 1170 WWVA. Dr. Andrew Etzel is an Internal Medicine Physician with a private practice with his wife Jamie. He hosts a weekly call in show, on wellness, and other assorted medical topics. The previous … [Read More...]

Jul
06

Dr. Phil Maffetone and the Two Week Test

Early this year I was “introduced” to Dr. Phil Maffetone through this Trail Runner Nation podcast: Speed up by slowing down. I think I’ve listened to it 4 or 5 times by now and learn something new each time. What I’ve learned from that episode, and from his book “The Big Book of Endurance Training”…
Read More

May
30

2013 Mud on the Mountain at Seven Springs

Remember this? Well they talked me into running this years first of three Mud on the Mountain obstacle races. 6 days after the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, it was time for my first obstacle style mud run. If you’ve met me, you’ll quickly realize this is not an event I’m made for. I’m respectable at the…
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May
07

2013 Pittsburgh Half Marathon

I ran my fourth half marathon, and second Pittsburgh half, yesterday with 20,000+ friends yesterday. Initially I was disappointed to missing out on a spring marathon, but my training just wasn’t there coming off knee pain in the winter. I reconfigured I don’t know how many plans to get to the starting line before deciding…
Read More

Apr
04

Just a Short Run 8.1 2013 Race

Mar
19

What I learned running 3 marathons in 5 weeks

Most people I know think I’m a special kind of crazy when it comes to running. To most runners, I’m well, fairly normal. But when I signed up to run Erie, Akron, and Columbus over 5 weeks, most people questioned my sanity. If you’re new here, I signed up for Erie and Akron as training…
Read More

Jan
09

Etzel Health 60 Radio Show

This past weekend, I enjoyed appearing on the radio show, “Etzel Health 60” here in Wheeling on 1170 WWVA. Dr. Andrew Etzel is an Internal Medicine Physician with a private practice with his wife Jamie. He hosts a weekly call in show, on wellness, and other assorted medical topics. The previous week, Andy announced he…
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Dec
30

Two months of frustration – the abridged version

On October 21st, I finished the Columbus Marathon in 4:14:54. For me, it was a PR over Pittsburgh of more than 25 minutes. Problem is, I ran through knee pain that started around mile 5 or 6. It wasn’t bad, but in hindsight, seems like a mistake. For several weeks after the race, I had…
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Nov
08

Marathon Maniac Number 6015

Oct
24

2012 Columbus Marathon Finish

Oct
23

Columbus Marathon Finisher Certificate