Like many, I stumbled into running and cycling. Can’t catch, can’t throw, but I can run and ride my bike forever and faster than most. Oh the places your legs can take you.
Running in college, where I met one Josh Muskin, was the opportunity and experience of a lifetime. Afterwards I was exhausted and burned out.
Up until a few years ago, when I was Inspired by Josh’s Ironman effort. After lightly assisting him through that process, I said, “let’s go after something.” I set my eyes on the Boston Marathon.
After years of running in high school and college under 7 different coaches, I decided to take everything I learned, great and terrible, and write my own Marathon Training plan. What later became our own “Sub 3 Hour Plan.”
I fell back in love with the journey of training. The process. The highs and lows, with constant adjustments along the way. There is no mastering of endurance athletics. You get exactly what you put into it, and so much more.
Endurance athletics has given me friendships, experiences and taken me to places I could never imagine. Now I’m hoping to share my experience with more people just like you. Let’s get you to your next starting line.
The small (but mighty list) of things I firmly believe and live by.
Whether it's for a half marathon, full marathon, ultra or Ironman, if you’re not enjoying the process, don’t do it. I enjoy slowly pushing the limits of what my body can do. But I enjoy the slow easy miles chatting with friends, or a quiet trail to myself just as much. Eat the extra cookie, have a glass of wine with dinner and friends, smile, relax, enjoy the process and have fun!
Great things take time, lots of time. I’d opine more, but this quote encapsulates it: “You don't become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many day, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials.” John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner
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