The Woodlands Marathon

The Woodlands Marathon is a small footrace on the roads of The Woodlands, TX, about 30 minutes north of Houston.  I signed up for this race, as part of completing my goal I set out to do 20 years ago – finish 50 marathons by age 50.  I thought this was going to be marathon

Rocky Racoon 100 – Pacing and Crewing

Pacing and crewing for a 100-mile race is just as fun as running it – or at least I make it fun.  Crewing for your runner is also an art and science.  There is creativity in preparing for your runner/athlete – from decorating your canopy tent to telling them stories while you run with them

Ironman Arizona, my first attempt

It was quite an experience training for and participating in an Ironman race.  I never thought I would sign up for one, but last Sunday, November 20th, 2022, I attempted my first full Ironman race (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).  I had a lot of anxiety before the race but was fine when I

Kerrville Triathlon Festival

On Sunday Sept 25th, I completed my 4th half-Ironman distance at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.  It has been 3 years since the last time I did this distance, but I am training this year for longer triathlons, hence the need to practice in races like this.  Kerrville is not an IRONMAN branded race, which I

The Road to Rocky Racoon 100-mile trail race

My first attempt at a 100-mile race was at Javelina Jundred in 2019.  I DNF’d after 95 miles.  One would think I should have just powered through those last 5 miles, but it was a hot day, 80F at 10 AM, and I was not used to the desert heat and rocky terrain.  I was