Frustrated runner is frustrated

My marathon training is driving me completely bonkers. I am not even close to quitting this, and until this point I have avoided dwelling on the whole thing, feeling that putting my hazy thoughts into silent or uttered words would be feeding the beast that does not need an extra meal. At this point, however, I’m hoping that a brief venting session would be a cathartic and healing experience. … Continue reading Frustrated runner is frustrated

Ragnar Relay 2011: Better. Still good.

My Ragnar Relay event this year started a day earlier than usual, with a visit to the nearest Minute Clinic: I’d been suffering through cold/flu symptoms for 2 weeks. I figured that if I had to suffer those symptoms, I’d like to go into a 24+ hour endurance race armed with at least 1 prescription drug. Well, what really drove me to the doctor was … Continue reading Ragnar Relay 2011: Better. Still good.

“If it were easy we wouldn’t be here…”

I heard the above words at the check-in area for the Afton Trail Run, this past Saturday. I was there as a volunteer; the speaker was there as a runner. I’ve run this run (the 25k version) once before. I didn’t agree with him: I’ve found that preparing properly for races is the hard part. Showing up for the race is easy, in comparison – … Continue reading “If it were easy we wouldn’t be here…”