Run the Year 2017

Run the Year Motto:  EVERY day’s a run day, 2017 miles in 2017


May 2017 update:  Ash & Tom’s Colorado wedding dominated everything May – attendees represented all 4 U.S. time zones.  HUGE life moment.  Not a record month of miles but still exceeded 200 miles for a 5th consecutive month.  Two more marathon finishes, completed my 3rd Canadian province – tally now at 90.  On track to celebrate marathon #100 in Ireland, October 29th.


June focus: HYDRATION

As temps heat up this summer, gotta solve the riddle.  Hydration & nutrition – my marathon nemeses.  Consciously increasing raw vegetable & fruit intake all summer.  ‘Tis the season, local foods available, time to focus/commit.

BIG supporter of local Boulder business – LOVE LOVE my Newtons (third year, same core brand).  However, gonna mix up hydration this summer (been using Skratch Labs).  No set solution, sampling Tailwind & Crank Sports’ e-Fuel next month.


Race ReCap:  2 countries, 2 marathons – same East Coast time zone.  Cold run in Toronto, warm finish in New Hampshire.

Streaks:  159 consecutive run days, 42 months marathoning

Mileage ReCap:  fifth 200+ mile month, ended May at 1,056 miles (216 miles ahead of goal, 2017 half-way mark)



Silverthorne Wedding Day run



Run the Year Motto:  EVERY day’s a run day, 2017 miles in 2017


April 2017 update: the magic of FOUR – 4th solid month of running (haven’t missed a day in 2017), 4th consecutive 200-mile month (already matched my 2016 best), finished 4 more marathons (in 3 different time zones).

4th year marathoning, scored my BIGGEST month ever – 279 miles – NEVER logged so many [miles] in a single month.


May focus: NUTRITION  #bighorn52

from marathoner to ultra runner: Bighorn training has commenced.  Calendar marked/circled/bolded in Sharpie: June 17th.  52 miles at altitude along the Wyoming/Montana border.  100% trail, HUGE elevation climbs, nothing lower than 9000ft.

Nutrition.  Have yet to solve the riddle, [expecting a] 15 hour run day.  Must learn to eat while running – or I’m doomed.


Race ReCap:  2 COLORADO marathons: Westminster’s Beat the Heat Marathon & Runs with Scissors in Brighton (finished 3rd place male).  2 COLD, high wind, HILLY runs: Savin Rock Marathon (in West Haven CT) & this weekend’s Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

Streaks:  128 consecutive run days, 41 months marathoning

Mileage ReCap:  fourth 200+ mile month, ended April at 853 miles (181 miles ahead of goal)



Run the Year – May Newsletter


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Run the Year Motto:  EVERY day’s a run day, 2017 miles in 2017


March 2017 update:  third month of 2017, 3rd straight 200-mile month – killin’ it this year, HUGE!

31 more run days (haven’t missed since Christmas Eve), B-I-G work promotion PLUS celebrated being cancer-free – New Zealand, farthest I’ve EVER travelled (19 time zones away).  Photo-blogged every day to hold myself run-accountable.  SUCCESS!


April focus: short TAPER, quick RECOVERY

4 marathons, 5 weekend month.  Taper, marathon, recovery x4 – Spring season, whole lotta running.  No time goals (PR target: September/October) – but Bighorn training has commenced.  Calendar marked/circled/bolded in Sharpie: June 17th.  52 miles along the Wyoming/Montana border.  100% trail, HUGE elevation climbs, nothing lower than 9000ft.


Race ReCap:  marathon’d New Zealand’s tropical North – Kirikiriroa – 4th race outside the USA, my third continent.

Streaks:  98 consecutive run days, 40 months marathoning

Mileage ReCap:  another 200+ mile month, ended March at 574 miles (70 miles ahead of goal)



The Redwoods (Rotorua NZ)



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