Category Archives: Races

The Return Of That Geb Guy

I’ve disappeared from this blog for far too long and I’m back! I’ve just finished a month in which I ran my Personal Worst on the same course that I PR’d on last year, and then due in part to a stroke of luck, I redeemed myself (in my eyes) with a great race this last Sunday. I’m feeling re-invigorated and recommitted to my running goals, and my goal of becoming a personal trainer.  Details after the break Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – Portland Marathon 2012

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.    – Winston Churchill

After a too long hiatus from blogging, I’m back.  Ideally I’ll get back to having 2-4 posts a week, but a minimum of 1.   My training kind of went out the window due to a busy busy summer and I didn’t achieve my goal of breaking 3 hours at the Portland Marathon… I didn’t even come near it.  Despite my self-abuse for the first few days afterward, it was not a failure, it was a learning experience.  It has never been clearer to me that a marathon is just as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Continue reading

A Race to Remember

(c) Alysha Curry

It was so cold!! It was snowing... in almost April!!!

This past Saturday I had the best run of my life (so far)! I ran in the Yakima River Canyon Marathon , where I blew my PR (Personal Record) out of the water, and had a great time doing it!

The weather didn’t look too good that morning, as we drove down Manashtash Ridge into the Kittatas Valley and pulled into the parking lot at the Ellensburg Days Inn a mix of snow and rain was falling.  My wonderful girlfriend Alysha and my mom accompanied me on the walk to the starting line about .25 miles south of the parking lot, where we waited in the sn-ain for the start.  I took off the sweats I was wearing to stay warm, prepped my iPod and Garmin, posed for some silly pictures, and jumped up and down for warmth.  Soon the announcer was telling us to get behind the starting line, the National anthem was sung and the race was on!  Continue reading

26.2 Miles to Victory!

2011 PDX Marathon Finisher Shirt

I got me one of these!!

I did it! Sunday October 9th I ran in the 40th annual Portland Marathon, and I finished in 3 hours and 32 minutes: A wonderful time for a first marathon if I do say so myself. Things went far from perfectly, but it was a resounding success any way I look at it.   The whole story of the weekend is below the break. Continue reading