Faster, Faster: IM Muncie 70.3

Just a quick update after two races; Hoosierman (local sprint) and Muncie NOT 70.3. At Hoosierman, I finished third overall and eight seconds from capturing second place. Muncie results were second in my age group: I lost the race on the bike as the winner in my age group was almost two minutes faster. I won't bore you ... More

A Change of Pace

On December 24th I ran the St. Louis Track Club Frostbite 10 miler in Forest Park.  This was my third attempt to win my age group.  I was thrilled that the weather was clear and sunny.  The race had a strong turnout with 1500 runners. I decided that this time I would need to change my race strategy to win. ... More

Ironman Wisconsin: Final Countdown

The time is getting short.  I am always amazed how much effort is required to get to an Ironman and to prepare for the "long catered training day." I could tell you specifically what I packed but I think it would be easier to tell you what I didn't pack.  I left only three things at home; my daughter (soccer ... More

Joan Benoit Samuelson: The Goddess of Flight (aka Nike)

The last four years my birthday has been awful.  Zachary died, Coach's dad died and What About Bob had a heart attack.  If I were you, when May 8th rolls around, I would consider crawling in a cave.  Nothing good happens during that week!  This year, my best friend Ann decided it was time to take back our birthdays.  ... More