Saturday, May 31, 2014

#48 in the books

I completed the first part of my double today, finishing a challenging trail marathon in ~5:30. 

Race day!

Getting ready to head out for the Timberline Marathon.

Here is a pic of my tiny room at the Mazama Lodge, at the base of Mt. Hood.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Northwest Double

This is the weekend of my Northwest Double. Tomorrow, I run a marathon around Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Mount Hood. After that, I head six hours north to Port Angeles, WA.

Here are some pictures from the lodge where I'm staying (bring your own bedding!) and from the lake.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sponsor of the BRIN Running Series

I am proud to announce that I am the exclusive orthopedic partner of the BRIN Running Series, the exciting new racing series in the Lincoln/Omaha area.

A Big "Thank You"

Next weekend I travel to the pacific northwest for a double marathon, running Oregon on Saturday and Washington on Sunday.  My final long training run last Saturday of 20 miles was hampered by severe knee pain the last 8-9 miles.  My iliotibial band was acting up again.  I took a couple of days off and with a couple of treatments by my Physical Therapist, Rob Kobza at Snyder Physical Therapy, I have been able to run pain free the last two days.

Thanks, Rob!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lincoln Marathon

Congratulations to all of the runners competing in the Lincoln full and half marathon yesterday.  It was another great race.  Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make it possible.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Product Review

I generally run with a water belt and bottle from Ultimate Direction.  It is comfortable and lightweight and can carry keys, tissues, etc.  However, the amount of fluid and other belongings is limited.  On my recent trail marathon in Delaware, I wanted something that I could store a rain jacket in and I also decided to take the shoe/boot covers along that I tried to wear while crossing the creek.  My little pack wouldn't be up to the task.  The sales associate at Scheels recommended the Osprey Viper hydration pack.  It can be filled with up to 3L of water or sports drink and has quite a bit of room to pack a few extras, including a rain jacket, change of running gear, etc.  It was very stable, comfortable, and lightweight.  Highly recommend.

Lincoln Marathon this Weekend

Good luck to all the participants in the Lincoln Half & Full Marathon this weekend!  Once again, I will be providing orthopedic coverage in the medical area at the finish inside Memorial Stadium.