The 2013 Portland Marathon was the second marathon that I’ve ever run. The first was the 2011 Seattle Rock n’ Roll which was an absolute nightmare of a race. At about mile 17 both my knees were shot (I blame the Seattle viaduct) and I needed to have them wrapped afterwards. I hobbled across the […]
Race AARs & Recaps
One of the best ways to train for GORUCK and other rucking events is to improve your endurance. Competing in races is a great way do that and test your abilities as an athlete. The following are AARs from races that have been posted on the All Day Ruckoff site. Although they are not the typical rucking event hopefully you will find them insightful and useful in your training.
The Seattle (Mercer Island) Escape the Rock Triathlon was the last triathlon of my 2013 season. It started out on Mercer Island with a 1/2 mile swim that composed a triangle. After that it was a 12 mile total out and back on the closed I-90 express lanes. We finished up with a ~2.5 mile […]
On July 21st, 2013 I competed in the Lake Stevens Half Ironman, which was my second triathlon to date. This was an interesting event for me both mentally and physically and I’ll try to explain why in the coming review.
The Rock and Roll Half & Full Marathon is one of the largest races in the Seattle area. I’ve run this race twice in the past (2011 and 2012) and ran it this year with my wife.
The Night Before The Issaquah Triathlon really began for me the night before the event. As I was getting everything together for the race I decided to take the bike out for a two mile ride with two decent climbs to make sure it was in working order. When I crested the second hill my […]
I ran the Fiesta 5k Ole today after coming off of a week of sickness (ended up working from home Tuesday – Friday.) Even though I wasn’t able to train at all for the past week I was still very happy with my time. I placed 3rd in my age group and 15th overall out […]