Running Around Cleveland


Where Do I Go From Here?
January 4, 2012, 11:48 am
Filed under: Cross Training, Injury, Marathon Maniacs, Running | Tags: , ,

Its been a while friends. Last time I posted I was halfway through a run of 4 marathons in 23 days trying to obtain Iridium Level, 4 stars, in the Marathon Maniacs. Well the good news is, I DID IT!!!! I accomplished an incredible goal. October of 2011 I can honestly say was one of the highest points of my life.  But not long after that is when things started to change. Everything has left me wondering, “Where Do I Go From Here?” Continue reading

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Red, White and Blue 26.2 – Quest for Iridium Leg Two
October 5, 2011, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Goals, Marathon, Marathon Maniacs, Race Report, Running | Tags: , , , ,

I just ran Akron Marathon for a PR on my first sub 4 hour marathon last weekend and yet I was on the starting line for the Red, White and Blue 26.2 marathon 8 days later. What was I thinking? Continue reading



Akron Marathon – Quest for Iridium Leg One
September 25, 2011, 6:41 pm
Filed under: Marathon, Marathon Maniacs, Race Report, Running | Tags: , , ,

The Akron Marathon is my favorite race, but it is a hard one. Even as hard as this marathon is, I sent some high goals for myself. Goal number 1 was to finally break the Sub 4 hour barrier on a marathon. Goal number 2 was to finish this race in my quest to reach the Iridium level in Marathon Maniacs by running 4 marathons in 23 days. Continue reading



How I am Going to Obtain Iridium
August 8, 2011, 12:15 am
Filed under: Goals, Marathon, Marathon Maniacs, Running | Tags: , , ,

It’s official, I have decided I need to obtain Iridium. You are probably thinking why does he need to have a platinum hardening agent. Maybe he is starting a crucible or heavy duty electrical contact manufacturing business in his garage. Well I don’t need that Iridium. I need Marathon Maniacs Iridium Level. And I have come up with a plan to do it without leaving Ohio. On Friday I paid all the entry fees for the required races. I’m committed now, no turning back. Continue reading



2011 Muddy Paws Trail Race

This weekend I ran the Muddy Paws 10 Miler Trail Race. This was one fun, tough and dirty race and the thunderstorms the night before made it even dirtier. The race took place in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park starting at Pine Hollow and then taking trails through Salt Run and Kendall Lake. These are some tough trails. Continue reading



2011 Smiles for Sophie 5k
July 4, 2011, 10:08 pm
Filed under: 5k, Cleveland, Race Report, Running | Tags: , , ,

Smiles for Sophie 5k was my first 5k since December of 2008, I ran the Reindeer Run in 39:55.9. I have been training for long distance races and really had no idea what to expect from myself today with a shorter distance. I ran a 4.25 mile tempo run a couple weeks ago where the first 5k at a 7:36 pace, so I made a guess that I could do this race at a 7:30 pace. To help reach this goal I was able to enlist the help of my running friend Ryan to pace me on this race. Continue reading



A Fantastic Fathers Day Weekend

I don’t know if Fathers Day weekend could get much better than the one I had this year. I got to do some of my favorite things and eat some of my favorite food all while spending lots of time with my family. Continue reading