Knockaround Summer Tour

Disclaimer: I received Knockaround Premium Sport glasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Summer is in full swing. The sun is out. And, even though there are coronavirus restrictions still in place, we can still explore places while social distancing and using common sense. If you’re like me, … Continue reading Knockaround Summer Tour

361 Degrees Pacer

Flexibility, Positive Outlook, & Sacrifice

It’s been a while, but the training hasn’t stopped. During this new normal we are all going through, sacrifices have been made on all parts. I’m not here to write another coronavirus post. I’m here to say, like everyone else we have been working through it and kicking asphalt. With two kids, a wife who is a nurse, and thankfully my job still in place, … Continue reading Flexibility, Positive Outlook, & Sacrifice

305 Half Marathon: When It All Clicks

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the 305 Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! It’s 4 a.m. and the alarm clock just went off. My wife is pissed because I put an obnoxious sound of a crowd cheering “Let’s Go” as the alert. I quickly jumped … Continue reading 305 Half Marathon: When It All Clicks

Tree-lined running path at Indian Hammocks Park Miami

For the Love of It – Journey to the 305 Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the 305 Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! “You compete better and stronger with a heart full of love, rather than with fear of failure.” No matter what you did when you were little – sports, art, music, etc. … Continue reading For the Love of It – Journey to the 305 Half Marathon

Becoming Miami Famous

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Miami Marathon and Half as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! A race is much more than a run that goes between a start and finish line. It is the culmination of a grueling training cycle with an event meant to celebrate … Continue reading Becoming Miami Famous

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Maximize Training, Maximize Results; Same Training, Same Results

When it comes to marathon or half marathon training plans, generic calendars abound. Running experts from around the world have published calendars from Jeff Galloway to Hal Higdon and beyond. Then there are run clubs and run coaches who post vanilla calendars online. These calendars are great starts for first time racers. They do what they are supposed to do, guide and get you to … Continue reading Maximize Training, Maximize Results; Same Training, Same Results

Race day tug-o-war

Marathon Training & The Fight Within

“Training is as much for your legs and lungs as it is for your mind.” I told that to a friend I’m helping through her first marathon training cycle. It’s along the lines of something one of my running mentors told me. It is three weeks before our race and she had “that run” last weekend. You know the one – where everything seems to … Continue reading Marathon Training & The Fight Within

Steel Bridge

Best Things I’ve Seen in 2020

Sure, we just began the New Year, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of motivation, inspiration, or awesome stuff to harness. I’ve been catching up on a lot of podcasts and am immersed in two books, while still parenting, coaching soccer, working full-time, and training for my upcoming races. The other night I was talking to my 8-year old about the importance of … Continue reading Best Things I’ve Seen in 2020

Miami Marathon and Half – More Than Just My Hometown Race

Disclaimer: I received free entry and VIP to the Miami Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out bibrave.com to review, find, and write race reviews. As I think about my relationship with The Miami Marathon, it would be real easy to check the It’s Complicated box under status. Sure, it was my first marathon (2014), where my current PR … Continue reading Miami Marathon and Half – More Than Just My Hometown Race