Recaps are coming and Shamrock Run

Recaps for the Warrior Dash and Beat the Blerch are coming! I will be traveling to Ohio for the Super Spartan (and completing my first Spartan trifecta!) this weekend so I will have plenty of time to write the drafts while I fly.

The 37th annual Shamrock run opened registration today and this year will have the first half marathon distance! Naturally I signed up for the half marathon distance. I must really enjoy the torture of running a half marathon now.

Warrior Dash and Rugged Maniac are coming back to Portland in 2015!

Warrior Dash Returns to Oregon in 2015!
We’ll be back with the Battleground to test yours skills on September 12, 2015 at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR. Sign up by Tuesday, September 16 to get early bird pricing of only $45. Sign up here.


Registration is now open for the 2015 Portland Rugged Maniac!  Register by September 19th with the code PTL2015 and pay only $39 – no insurance or processing fees!

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, next year’s event will feature some big new obstacles (think trampolines) and finisher medals for every runner, all courtesy of our new partner, billionaire Mark Cuban!

 

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RunKeeper Half Marathon Training Completed

Today I completed the 111 day half marathon training that I used from the RunKeeper app. A few weeks ago, there was a 13 mile run that I decided to make my first half marathon run. I mean, I’ve already ran 99% or more of the way, just go an extra .1 of a mile. This was an easy choice.

Today, I dropped about 8 minutes off that time.

During my run, my mind wanted to quit, change routes and I told my mind to STFU. I ran my planned route and completed the planned distance.

I am determined. I will not derail my progress or dreams.

It’s not going to be a 5k…

OOOoooh the 2014 Pacific Northwest Spartan Sprint isn’t going to be 5k, it’s almost 5 miles! YES!

“Terrain: The course will be 4.75 miles with a few short, steep climbs. Plan on running most of the race on single-track with some motocross track running mixed in. Racers will explore new terrain, including a section the local dirt bikers call Disneyland.”

My Adventures in Obstacle Course Races and Training for them