Saturday, December 15, 2007

Runtex-2-Rogue 20 Mile

Today was the Runtex-2-Rogue 20 mile training run with the Rogue training group. It was the best run of this distance in a long time, especially after ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Cancun Ironman 70.3

I completed the Cancun Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. Apparently races of this distance are no longer officially called “Half-Ironman” distance triathlons, but instead are branded as “Ironman 70.3” triathlons. ...Read the rest of this post...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

2007 Tahoe Rim Trail 50k

I went to Lake Tahoe for the Tahoe Rim Trail 50k.

- My Tahoe Photo Album
- Event website
- Course Description

I tried to save some vacation time by flying out of Austin on Friday evening ...Read the rest of this post...

China-Tibet Trip, Part 1

I joined a 2-week tour through China, Tibet, and Nepal with GAP Adventures. It started out in Beijing, and then took a 2-day train to Lhasa, Tibet. After a few days in Lhasa we traveled for the 2nd week in 4-wheel drive SUV’s across Tibet, visiting several towns and Everest base camp before exiting through Nepal. ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Generating GPS Maps

I get a lot of questions how I generate the map images with overlay of routes I ran that were downloaded from my Garmin Forrunner 305 GPS device. I will explain how I do it here. ...Read the rest of this post...

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Running Above the Clouds: Guads 2007

I went out to Guadelupe Mountains National Park in west Texas for a weekend of long runs across the park with 25 runners from the Rouge Trail running programs or from HCTR. We drove out on Thursday, leaving at 6:30 am and arriving around 3pm. The first night our cook fixed up a meal with choice of grilled salmon or steak, ...Read the rest of this post...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

My Longest Weekend

My training plan called for a 24 mile trail run on Saturday, followed by the Maze 30K on Sunday to get some back-to-back long runs. Instead I substituted the 90 mile Shiner G.A.S.P bike ride on Saturday from Austin to Shiner, TX. Is a 90 mile bike ride sufficient to make up for a 24 mile trail run?

The Shiner G.A.S.P. Ride

On this ride I learned the same lesson that Lance learned at the NYC marathon. I did not respect the distance and it kicked my ass. ...Read the rest of this post...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

2007 Rocky Hill Ranch 50K

GPS recorded route. Click image for Google Map

I ran the Rocky Hill 50K trail race near Smithville, TX. It consisted of 2 25K loops of the course. My first lap when well, coming in at just over 3:20 which was within a minute of my 25K finish two years ago on this course. ...Read the rest of this post...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

2007 AT&T Austin Marathon

The Austin Marathon this year had a new sponsor and a new course. At the start, I started off slow up the first hill on South Congress. Quite a few people passed me here including the 9:45 group. I paused near the 2 mile marker to remove my throwaway long pants. Then I passed ...Read the rest of this post...

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I Got Published

The March issue of American Fitness magazine published one of my photographs taken during the 2006 Pikes Peak Marathon. ...Read the rest of this post...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I Made the News

The KXAN tv station has been using a picture of me running last year's Austin Marathon as a background image for graphics in their coverage of this year's marathon. No doubt a tribute to my awesome athletic performances ;)
This got me thinking about where they got the picture from. ...Read the rest of this post...

Saturday, January 20, 2007

2007 Bandera 25K/50K/100K

Last week I ran the Bandera 25K trail run. There were also 50K and 100K runs.

I drove out to Bandera the day before. I got there just as dinner started. There was a large mess tent that fit a couple of hundred and we had pasta for dinner. I ate with some folks from my recent trail running training programs. Then I ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, January 07, 2007

2007 ARA 20 Mile Race

The day started with me hitting the snooze I think and not remembering it ...Read the rest of this post...