4485 total / 837 in 2014

2014: one last double-stroller PR before the window closes; 50 mile run, improvements of 20 and 30 minutes in PPA and PPM

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:24 time
  • 346 calories
  • 1 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    Such a small town 3 mi 00:24 07:56 pace

    Was back in my hometown for my uncle's funeral, and decided to break out of this long inactive spell.
    Ran across town, over the train viaduct (pretty steep hill) out of town, around the nearb... read more

  2. RUN
    great PPP with the wife 4.02 mi 00:42 10:31 pace

    Got a baby-sitter and had a running date with the wife at PPP.
    Weather was amazing.

  3. VELO
    good Feels like Fall 26 mi 01:47 14.6mph pace

    Nice rural sunrise ride with Fish and Carl.
    Easy pace as its been awhile for all of us.
    Millet and Sorghum fields changing to that rust color that says Fall. Cool temps and just the right amo... read more

  4. Shared Photo

    Double stroller for sale. Asking $50.
    Tracks well and very stable/comfortable for fast running or shopping/zoo trips.

    • Karla G.
      Karla G.

      Thats funny cuz we just put our double on craigslist today too!

      2 months ago Like1 person

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    • April R.
      April R.

      Sounds good. The one I have I hate the tires. They always need air and still pulls to one direction. How's this one? I don't want to buy another lemon!!

      2 months ago Like

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      Sent you a message. I've had similar luck with stroller tires losing air over time, but with new tubes this one seems to make it a few days between refills.
      I don't feel like it pulls at all.
      I've run very fast with it on straightaway and around SCP trails.
      It's a step below my single BOB, and not pretty, but feel like it's reliable and solid.

      2 months ago Like

  5. VELO
    good Sunday constitutional 35 mi 02:10 16.2mph pace

    Larger Afton loop including Cheney Lake. Can't add the south stretch yet as a bridge is out. Which was fine with us. Started strong, but gassed at the end.

  6. RUN
    good Meh 4.6 mi 00:34 07:23 pace

    First run since Pikes Peak.
    Did not feel natural or pleasant.

    Ran West from the NW Y and went up the biggish Hill and back. Couple of short walk breaks mixed in and uncounted.

    Broke the ... read more

  7. VELO
    great Afton loop 24 mi 01:35 15.2mph pace

    Nice, easy ride with Fish and Carl, followed by moving chicken coop to its foundation, and then several beers before 10am on a Sunday.

  8. Shared Photo

    The belly may not be as trim as it once was, but the brain was focused.

  9. RUN
    great Pikes Peak Marathon 26.2 mi 07:00 16:01 pace

    Always a little nerve-wracking waking up sore, and getting ready to run twice as far as the previous day.
    The weather was even a bit warmer than the previous day, so I went shirtless from the star... read more

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      there was a lot of stop and go traffic, and my time and focus suffered.
      Was shooting for at least a 4:20 (appropriate for Colorado, no?), but crossed the top mat at 4:26. Did my usual thing and ducked behind the volunteers to soak in the view and eat some fruit in peace out of the fray.
      4 minutes passed, and I headed back down at 4:30, which made my descent math easy.
      My PR was 7:05, and I had a stretch goal of 7:00, so I started to head down at a good clip before being bottle-necked by a group

      3 months ago Like

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    • Barry S.
      Barry S.

      Excellent recap and thoughts! Fantastic race, congrats on the PR!

      3 months ago Like1 person

    • Jerry

      Nice race and narrative.

      3 months ago Like

  10. RUN
    great Pikes Peak Ascent 13.3 mi 04:07 18:34 pace

    It was a hot day, and my legs felt sluggish from the start.
    Lee wanted me to run with him, but we both had that half-step ahead thing going, and I never really found a comfortable rhythm.
    I didn&#x... read more

    • Shane

      guess that shows you biking can keep you in pretty decent shape for a race like this even

      3 months ago Like1 person

  11. RUN
    great Manitou Incline 3.5 mi 01:55

    Took a leisurely stroll up the Manitou Incline with the wife on the Friday before the Pikes Peak Ascent.
    Our first time; wanted to get it in before the renovation project.
    Really a neat trail. My ... read more

  12. Alright, Pikes Peakers.
    How do you get your photos? My methods aren't working.

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      Pull up the results on the web site and click on the Marathonphoto box and follow instructions. This is a special day for me. I helped an engineer with the computer.

      3 months ago Like

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    • Karlee M.

      Too bad they didn't hire Running Connection. I'd give them to you for free!

      3 months ago Like1 person

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      You've got it right, Barry.
      Just like with most services and food products, I'd rather support local mom-and-pops, and they generally offer better products for lower prices.
      Marathonfoto is right up there with Ticketmaster and with extortion by lack of competition.

      3 months ago Like

  13. VELO
    great Afton ride 32 mi 02:00 16.0mph pace

    Nice morning ride with Fisher, Dean, and Carl.
    Almost no traffic, smooth roads, only a slight breeze and mild temps.
    Doesn't get much better.
    Helped a rider headed the other direction c... read more

  14. RUN
    great Hey, Rocky... 13.1 mi 01:53 08:37 pace

    ... watch me pull a half Mary out of my a**.

    A little last minute cramming for Pikes Peak on the red clay rolling hills of Kingman, KS.
    My last run over 6 miles was in April.

    Felt pretty good.... read more

    • Crey R.
      Crey R.

      Good run. It was nice running the hills with you this morning.

      4 months ago Like

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      Fresh muscles, positive attitude, you're 2/3 there. Breathing will be your velocity factor on Saturday. You might surprise yourself.

      4 months ago Like

    • Barry S.
      Barry S.

      I told the guy I was running with this morning that I'm predicting a strong weekend for you at PP. Glad you joined us, nice job!

      4 months ago Like

    • Becky S.
      Becky S.

      I agree w/Barry!

      4 months ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Incline treadmill 5.02 mi 00:55 10:57 pace

    Late night home treadmill; the last resort for a busy suburbanite who's done too little training for a big race.

  16. FIT
    good Core Class 00:30

    Been awhile.
    As gawky as my wedding dancing.

  17. RUN
    great More Ozarks 5.54 mi 01:01 11:00 pace

    Another round similar to yesterday. Loop was a 15% grade, 1/8 mile hill, 1/4 mile switchback trail, and a mix of +/- 9% grade on the rest.
    Practiced power walking on mile 4 loop, and still m... read more

  18. RUN
    good Mt. Ozark 5.15 mi 01:00 11:39 pace

    Good effort run while on vacation at Lake of the Ozarks.
    Found a 1/8 mile, 15% grade hill next to where were staying. Wife joined me for the first half. Neighbor also offered up a switchback t... read more

  19. RUN
    great Incline treadmill 3 mi 00:33 11:00 pace

    Put the kids to bed and headed to the Y to register for soccer.
    Had just enough time before close to squeeze in 30 minutes, so I hit up the treadmills.
    9% for 0.75 running pace of 9:00 - 10:00
    15% ... read more

    • April R.
      April R.

      Pretty awesome. Most of us would be in our jammies after we put out kids to bed with a good book and glass of wine!

      4 months ago Like1 person

    • Karla G.
      Karla G.

      dang it...forgot to sign up for soccer yesterday! Great workout for you tho

      4 months ago Like