As my summer draws to an end, so too does my summer racing seasoning, with my final races down! In just the last three weekends, I have ran the Hollister Superhero 5K, coming in with another PR (21:58), the Angel Stadium Spartan, where I completed every challenge with little difficulty (including the spear throw that most people miss), and finally, the Radical 80’s 10K where … Continue reading Race: Hollister Superhero 5K, Angel Stadium Spartan, & The Radical 80’s 10K!
Where to start with this event from last weekend…while the course was more to my liking, compared to the previous San Jose event, there were plenty of issues from the moment I arrived. First of all, I waited for over an hour to get into the parking area, then as I was getting out, the local police officers began to turn people around, telling them … Continue reading Race: Terrain Racing Inland Empire 2019!
Delayed Post: Once again, I ran the San Jose Terrain Racing race today (June 8th, 2019) with my kids, just like we did last year, but unlike last year, I did not take a small team of six. This year we had a large group of over 20 students and family members! The team had a lot of fun working together, throwing mud at one … Continue reading Race: Terrain Racing San Jose 2019!
Yet another two days of Spartan racing for 2019, with another PR for this past Saturday’s Spartan Super. June 1st and 2nd were both excellent running days out in Toro Park, in Monterey County. Not only were the days perfect, but I also managed to move with ease through the obstacles. Sure, going uphill is never any fun, but racing down the hills was a … Continue reading Race: Monterey Spartan Weekend!
Another tough race out of the way! The Big Bear Spartan Beast on Saturday, May the 18th, was not as bad as I had heard from others. Sure it was a lot of up and down the mountain, but compared to other Spartans I have done, the steepness was never too killer and the obstacles seemed very tame as well. I completed every obstacle without … Continue reading Race: Big Bear Spartan Beast!
With so many races this year, I have come a long way with my training, and “dieting.” Oh and let’s not forget my coaching, because of my OCR Club this year I have grown even more so. I now train more because of my athletes, which is great for me, and in part, great for them. Having a workout room at the school has been … Continue reading Training, “Dieting,” and Coaching!
Last weekend I completed another Tough Mudder, the “Los Angeles” run, and this time without any issues getting in. Glen Helen Raceway was a perfect venue, the Tough Mudder company has chosen their locations quite carefully to fit their obstacle races. Although I was not feeling 110%, probably from going so hard lately without taking any breaks, I still managed to push through the course … Continue reading Race: Tough Mudder Los Angeles!
Last weekend I completed another amazing two day race weekend, going from the RUGGED MANIAC in Pleasanton, all the way to Los Angeles for my very first Marathon, the 2019 Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. On Saturday, March 23rd, I ran the 5K RUGGED MANIAC obstacle race with my team of middle school racers, and they all rocked it! A few were doing their first … Continue reading Race: Los Angeles Marathon/RUGGED MANIAC “San Francisco” Weekend!
Two days of Spartan racing, coming in with another PR for 2019 made this past weekend an excellent one! March 16th and 17th, were perfect days to go out and run at Diablo Grande, especially with our crazy rainy weather lately here in California, so it was nice also coming in nearly fifteen minutes faster on Saturday’s Spartan Super, compared to my previous fastest Super. … Continue reading Race: Diablo Grande Spartan Weekend!
I cannot believe it has been about a month since my last entry! However, I can say that my time off was well worth the extra dedication to training and focusing on my OCR team. During that time period we completely revamped our school gym with various donations from DonorsChoose.org, and now you cannot even recognize the room. We also started to visit our local … Continue reading Race: Santa Cruz 5K & CrossFit Training!