Last week I reviewed the second of three phases I use to divide the months of the year. (read it here).    The biggest shift for this third and final phase for the year centers on running far and long and reduces the role of cycling and swimming, both triathlon related activities.  From now til the […]


In December of 2010 I weighed 360 gross, obese pounds.  I could not run, let alone walk to the curb of my driveway without difficulty breathing.  I was in the worse shape imaginable.  A year later I would get the shock of my life as I began my never ending battle with my blood pressure […]

My fourth marathon of the year finished. Not my best day, but I finished.

The end of August marks the end of the second 3rd of my yearlong progression.  For a reason I cannot remember I decided to split this year into thirds instead of quarters and use that metric to analyse and plan and regroup for the next. Triathlon Goals: The beginning of this quarter , beginning in […]

My fourth marathon of the year finished. Not my best day, but I finished.

Its been a few weeks since I posted anything on this blog. Unfortunately running 45-50 miles a week and a hectic work schedule took its toll on my allotted time for posting much. I figured I would post an August big picture progress post detailing where I am currently at with my training along with […]

Early 2011 on the left and my recent vacation photo on the right.  Not sure percentage on left but I now am at 30%.

When I started this journey, way back in April of 2012 and a few years earlier I had reached my heaviest weight, 365 pounds and was in the worst shape.  I had never been an athlete and rarely would the concept of athletics ever come up, unless it involved television or video games. Back then […]

Ready to conquer the day!!!

Last week I ended the second week of my 50k training program with my first proper LSD run.  In running, LSD stands for Long Slow Distance run.  They are embraced and used in both marathon and ultramarathon plans, but the ultramarathon.  From what i can tell the difference is that ultra plans have the LSD […]

Ready to conquer the day!!!

Last week I concluded the second week of my ‘Ultra’ based running program and closing out my numbers for July.  It has been a while since I posted any of my numbers on this site, but now that I am focused on a very difficult goal I figured it might be good to at least […]


Its five A.M. … my alarm goes off, sounding like an out of tune and slightly broken fog horn.  I am groggy and I am sore, even though the day before was an off day.  One week into the ultra training plan and my body is in full ‘complain’ mode.  Last week I tackled three […]


In my last post I revealed my big goal for the end of the year, run a 50k, ignoring the marathon distance  in the process (here).  A few weeks before I wrote that post, mentally I was not invested yet, it was a goal without substance or structure. Then I committed to it, registering for […]

What did I get myself into?

Three years ago I set a goal for myself that would alter every aspect of my life: Run a 5k by the end of the year (this was 2012).  This goal eventually grew to the bigger goal of completing a triathlon, which morphed into the completion of enough events to be officially ranked.  Unlike previous […]


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