Friday, August 31, 2007

Do Not Try This

Don't tell my kids that I think this is funny. But it is.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

First XC Meet

Logan ran well at the first meet of the year. He finished 24th overall and 2nd on the boys team.


Friday, August 24, 2007

7 for 7

Logan "almost" made a double back flip on the trampoline last night. For his mistake, he received 7 stitches that correspond with his number 7 XC jersey.

Pre - stitches


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Times Have Changed

This is a photo from a recent SWAT drill at a local High School. I don't remember ever having SWAT drills while in school. I think we would have Chinese Fire Drills in the parking lot, but that was about it. FYI...the "suspect" in this photo is a young Mr. Z. Hafner - a prototype offender.


Thursday, August 16, 2007



Friday, August 10, 2007

More BR100

Here are a few more photos from the race. I am feeling really good after this race. No real lingering effects. Training resumes on Saturday.

Approaching Station Road Bridge. 2 miles before my crash.

Logan and I at Boston Store #1. 50 miles down and catching my second wind.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Before I begin....mucho thanks to Jo, Tracy, Hillary, Ed, Rich, Al, Logan, Kelly, the Young Family, my Mom, Ron, and everyone else who helped me get through this "race". My first and only 100 mile race. Very difficult. Hats off to those who do these all of the time. Not me. One and done. Here is my recap:

  • Miles 1-26.2 - went out way too fast. My time after the "first" marathon was 3:25
  • Miles 26.2 to 32 - slowed down and ended in a total crash. I was fried. I sat down on a bench for at least 5 minutes and rethought my approach. I decided to just walk the rest of the way to the finish.
  • Mile 34 - My GPS lost the signal. I turned it off. Best move of the day.
  • Mile 34 to 43 - Found that I felt much better around 40. Did a slow trot and walk to 43.
  • Mile 43 to 50 - Got my second wind. No damage to the legs. I was still mostly walking but ran every now and then.
  • Mile 50 to 65 - Kept a steady walk / run pace. Felt really good.
  • Mile 65 to the finish - Picked up my first pacer and we decided to go 5 minutes walking then 2-3 minutes running. Because my legs felt great we ran at about 8 min pace. Kept the same strategy after getting my second pacer at mile 84. I passed everyone who had passed me during my crash.
  • Final - 5th place overall (144 starters, 68 finishers, tough course on a hot day). My time was 20:55:12.

Some Photos....

Barking out commands at mile 50

Finished after almost 21 hours


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