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Race Report: Cookieathon

For years now I’ve seen people posting epic medals they have recieved from Saxon, Vikings and Norman events and have been desperate to join in the fun! A couple of months ago I signed up for cookieathon. It was laps of a wooded trail.... [[ T...
by Simply Hayley on Jun 18, 2016

Race Report: Worthing 10km

Sunday morning bright and early we set off down the M25/M23 towards Worthing in some very warm weather ready for Worthing 10k. Traffic was clear and we managed to get park literally the opposite side of the road from the start line! Bliss! As we had.
by Simply Hayley on Jun 7, 2016

Race Report : Sonoma County Back Country Challenge (60 mile), May 22, 2016

What's cycling 60 miles of cool morning air plus BBQ and beer?  A good time!This was my first time cycling the non-competitive Back Country Challenge in PennGrove, CA (near Petaluma) and it was a blast!My cousin Sam gave me a list of local rides...

Race Review: Bedgebury Trailblazer 10km

This year I have a Rat Race Season Pass. One of the events included is the Trailblazer series which they run in conjunction with Runners World. I’d heard it has an epic goodie bag and decided that Kent isn’t *that* far away (note it... [...
by Simply Hayley on May 22, 2016

Race Report : Taiwan Beast Runners, deLoop, April 16, 2016

I’ve run a couple races in Taiwan before. Both road races in June. A 12k and half marathon (22k).  I could only get two weeks of vacation from work because of commitments but really wanted to find a trail race amongst the lush rain forest like...

Race Report : Taiwan Beast Runners, deLoop

I’ve run a couple races in Taiwan before. Both road races in June. A 12k and half marathon (22k).  I could only get two weeks of vacation from work because of commitments but really wanted to find a trail race amongst the lush rain forest like...

O'Gara's Irish Run 8K Race Report

Or, "My FIRST Race on an Running Team!"Or, "Battling Past Some Usual Race Buddies."Or, "Debuting Some NEW Shorts!"After a beautiful and warm 30 days or so, we woke up to this on Saturday morning:STOP.I Instagrammed this: "Not the preferred view when...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Mar 21, 2016

First Race with BOTH Boys: The MDRA Lake Johanna 4 Mile

Saturday was a beautiful day here in Minnesota: 50-something when we woke up, and 64 degrees by 11 a.m. for the Lake Johanna 4 Mile. This race is put on by the Minnesota Distance Running Association, and is free for members. Since we have a "family...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Mar 14, 2016

The "Half Fast" Half Marathon Race Report

Or, "Making More Race Buddies."Or, "My Second 25K" (yes, I know I just said "half marathon" in the title).I got up early and drove the 2-loop course in the north metro because I knew I could be near the front of this small race. (Last year's winning...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 22, 2016

Securian Winter Run Half Marathon 2016 Race Report

Or, "Hoping my Busted Calf Holds Up."Or, "SHORTS? At the Securian Run? SWEET!"Or, "Making 3 New 'Race Buddies' at This Race."The morning started around 30 degrees, and it was going to be right at 32 for the race start. I had some scraping to do whe...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 1, 2016

Meet of the Miles Race Report

Charlie and I were patiently waiting for Mama to get home from work so I could head off to a track meet on Monday evening:My wife got home, and I left the house at exactly 5:00 pm. I hit the interstate during rush hour traffic as it started to snow.
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jan 13, 2016

Donut Mile Race Report

Or, "Man, This Guy Can EAT!"Or, "Gagging on Sweetness."On New Year's Eve, the endurance sports group at the YWCA of Mpls hosted a "Donut Mile," and I had to try it out. It wasn't just cake donuts... it was "full size" glazed donuts from Mel-O-Glaze...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jan 4, 2016

Race Report (with video) : V3 Hopfest 60 mile ride : Sept 19, 2015

A friend of mine knew I started cycling again and was looking for a good local race to 'break in my saddle'.  Dennis recommended a local race called Veteran's Victory Velo (v3) that combines 30/60/100 mile routes that tour the beautiful rolling...

Race Report (with video) : V3 Hopfest 60 mile ride : 09/19/2015

A friend of mine knew I started cycling again and was looking for a good local race to 'break in my saddle'.  Dennis recommended a local race called Veteran's Victory Velo (v3) that combines 30/60/100 mile routes that tour the beautiful rolling...

Race Report (with video) : V3 Hopfest 60 mile ride : 09/19/2015

A friend of mine knew I started cycling again and was looking for a good local race to 'break in my saddle'.  Dennis recommended a local race called Veteran's Victory Velo (v3) that combines 30/60/100 mile routes that tour the beautiful rolling...

First Race as an "Elite:" my North Mankato Triathlon Race Report

Thursday, my parents came up and spent the night. Then they took our boys to my in-laws' house for the rest of the weekend on Friday morning. Friday afternoon, we got this photo from my mother-in-law:Grandma's caption: "Helping grandma wash the app...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Aug 11, 2015

Race Report : First ever Duathlon : 3.6 M Run/22 M Bike/1.8 M Run

A couple months back I decided for no reason to train and race in a Duathlon.  I knew I wanted to do a muli-sport, knew I wasn't a competitive swimmer, and settled on a Duathlon.  A duathlon is a two-sport race hence the name where you run,...

Race Report : First ever Duathlon : 3.6 M Run/22 M Bike/1.8 M Run

A couple months back I decided for no reason to train and race in a Duathlon.  I knew I wanted to do a muli-sport, knew I wasn't a competitive swimmer, and settled on a Duathlon.  A duathlon is a two-sport race hence the name where you run,...

Second Race of the Weekend: My Life Time Tri SUPER Sprint Race Report

So in my last post (my race report for the Sprint Relay at the Life Time Fitness Triathlon), I left out the chunck of time where I got ready to do the SUPER Sprint Triathlon by myself. As Devon was out biking, I used some soap I brought along to scr...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jul 15, 2015

Life Time Tri RELAY Race Report

I did 2 races on Saturday: I first did the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Sprint Relay (as the swimmer), and then I jumped back in the water about 45 minutes later to do the SUPER Sprint as an individual. This race report will just be about the Sprint...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jul 13, 2015


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