Race Recap: 2015 Star City Half Marathon

Before November 21, 2015, it had been two years since I ran a road half marathon.  Running a half on the trails seems other worldly compared to road racing, meaning it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, so I was a little nervous going into the Star City half.  I’ve run this race twice before, both times shortly after having … More Race Recap: 2015 Star City Half Marathon

Is the Beer Mile a legit pursuit?

The Beer Mile has gained notoriety in the past few years, rising out of fringe sport obscurity to a conversation piece, at the very least, in mainstream running culture.  Multiple respected and respectable sports publications have discussed the Beer Mile in feature articles: Outside Magazine, Runner’s World, ESPN.  Nick Symmonds and Corey Gallagher did wonders for putting … More Is the Beer Mile a legit pursuit?

I raced A LOT this year, and this is what I learned…

I had a pretty aggressive race calendar this year.  I raced more than I have since high school, 12 races to date and one more scheduled in November. The distances spanned 5k – 25k, and took place on blacktop, cross-country courses, technical trails and in the mountains.  I have learned a lot about myself as … More I raced A LOT this year, and this is what I learned…

The sub-20 5k

There are certain thresholds in the collective running imagination that seem to be the stuff of which goals are made, and can raise an eyebrow in runner conversation.  These vary based on level of talent, of course, but for we “non-professional mortals” a few are the sub-6:00 minute mile, sub-3:30 hour marathon, and the sub-2o minute … More The sub-20 5k

Get set, and…

Bokeys Gotta Run is my effort to live boldly and with intention.  It’s an ode to the balance so many of us try to strike between the busy-ness of modern life (how often do we say “I’ve gotta run!” in order to tackle the next thing on the to-do list) and the best way I’ve … More Get set, and…