Strength Training Gains & Psyco WyCo 50K Race Report

This post is about the improvements I have seen through adding regular strength workouts to my training routine and a race report for the 50K I ran in February. As part of my overall training plan for my 100-mile race in June, I ran the Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run 50K Trail Race at Wyandotte…

The Horses of Owl Hollow Farm: Meet Mazi

This is Mazi! Owl Hollow Farm rescues horses and works to bring them back to health so they can participate in a second chance in life as therapy horses for kids.  Many rescued horses have proven to be ideally suited for this new job. Perhaps these horses, who have suffered through their own difficult times,…

100-Mile Training Begins!

Last November was the beginning of the official training cycle for my 100-mile race (Black Hills 100, June 24-25, 2016). After running FlatRock 50K on September 26 and the Kansas City Marathon on October 17, I took 12 days off from running. (The Kansas City Marathon was only my second road marathon. My first was…

Why Owl Hollow Farm?

Because I am committed to serving Jesus Christ, I want to honor Him in everything I do. I pray often and submit my compulsion to run to God. I ask Him to help me keep my balance within the stewardship of my time—and training for a 100-mile race is a big time commitment. Then the…

Why Black Hills 100?

It was not a logical choice, since Black Hills in not an entry level course. With a cumulative vertical gain of 16,231 feet of climb and the same amount of descent,  the first words of the course description warn, “First and foremost, be aware that this course is probably harder than you think it is.”…

Why run 100 miles?

When I tell someone I am training to run a 100-mile race (106 actually), I almost always receive an incredulous look, followed by the comment, “Are you serious? I don’t even like to drive that far!” I am then often peppered with questions:  “Will you do it all at once?” “How long will it take?”…