Lake Logan Half Triathlon Ep 20

I review the Lake Logan Half Triathlon which I did in August 2018 in the mountains of North Carolina. Including an interview with my HERO Chris Miller!


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Lake Logan Half

The swim

Transition

Chris Miller! And me. Finishers.

Bluff Mountain Outfitters in Hot Springs, NC

AT symbol right on the sidewalk.

The hike on the AT.

Dinner at the Spring Creek Tavern

Summer Fun 2018 Ep 19

I go over all kinds of races and other events I did this summer, including:

Mennonite Relief Sale Trail 5K, Quad Cities Triathlon, Microbrew 6K, Buckeye Bridge Ride, Ride for JDRF, Vandalia Freedom Ride, Racin’ in Mason 5K, some runs my daughter and I did on our vacation in/near Harpers Ferry, RAGBRAI, Steel City Half Day Fat Azz Run, Great Miami Sprint Triathlon, Harbin Park CX (cyclocross), Valley View Nature Preserve CX, and the inaugural Spoken Bicycles to Taft’s Ale House Ride.


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Mennonite Relief Sale Trail 5K

Quad Cities Triathlon

Bonnie Busch, whom I interviewed after the triathlon.

Microbrew 6K

Me, my daughter, my sister, my brother-in-law

Buckeye Bridge Ride

Ride for JDRF

Vandalia Freedom Ride

My run around Cincinnati/Ohio River/Newport, Kentucky

Vacation Pics

Baltimore

Bolivar Heights/Schoolhouse Ridge run in Harpers Ferry National Park, West Virginia

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Zoo, Washington DC

Ben’s Chili Bowl, Washington DC

Maryland Heights run, Maryland (across from Harpers Ferry)

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

National Mall, Washington DC

RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa)

Steel City Half Day Fat Azz Run

Great Miami Sprint Triathlon

Harbin Park CX (cyclocross)

Valley View Nature Preserve CX

Ep 18 Ashley and Tim Sweep UROC

I review UROC, the Ultra Race of Champions. Including an interview with finisher Ashley Blake.



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UROC

Forever Trails water bottle I mentioned.

With Ashley at the finish

My run in Charleston West Virginia.

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Union soldier

Lincoln

University of Charleston

Course maps

Shirt. SFuels. Medal.

Packet pickup.

Motel at Camp Blue Ridge.

Race morning: Francesca Conte

Anthony Kunkel

Amanda Basham

Michael Wardian

First part of race

Blue Ridge Parkway

Whetstone Ridge Trail

Back near 100K/50K split, around mile 32.

That’s the finish up there, but we won’t approach it from here in the end.

Going right past the eventual finish, around mile 34.

Just past the finish, heading out with 30 miles to go.

Up to Bald Mtn aid station.

Sections of second part of course. More rocks.

Ashley and Tim. Done!

With RD James Gill.

Ep 17 Hawkeye 50K & Backside Trail Marathon

In this episode I review two races I did in April, in Iowa and Kentucky. With interviews. Check it out!



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Hawkeye 50K & 25K/Hawkeye Fallout/Other races put on by We Run

Backside Trail Marathon

Rabbit Test

Cycling to End Lupus

Here is a video of the Hawkeye 50K course. This is very useful. Note: when this was made, the course started at what is the second aid station encountered on the course.

Hawkeye 50K Pictures

Spillway

The course

Race day weather

Some pics from other races and other times of the year.

Coming up to second aid station.

Crushed gravel in winter.

The dam

Spillway.

Turn left onto the highway.

Lodge at start of race.

Casey O’Connor on the left. RD Brian Tharp on the right.

With RD’s Kris and Brian Tharp

Firefighter Casey O’Connor

Thorsday group

Race Goodies

Hu Hot’s Mongolian Grill. Yummmmm.

Backside Trail Marathon Pictures

The course

Race director Troy Shellhammer

Left to Right: Will Rivera, Cynthia Heady, John Wright

Race Goodies

Mmmm, Five Guys triple

Ep 16 Buzzard Day 50K and Knoxville Marathon

I review the Buzzard Day 50K and the Knoxville Marathon. With interviews! Also I talk about going to the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. And seeing Michael Schenker in Cleveland.



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Sponsor: Health IQ

Cycling to End Lupus. Please donate to help Keith Rahn.

Buzzard Day 50K/100K/25K

Run To Share, the charity of Buzzard Day. Please donate.

Knoxville Marathon

American Museum of Science and Energy

Love Does, the organization my friend Pat raised money for. Please donate to help the orphanage in Nepal.

Michael Schenker concert at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland.

With bro-in-law Kenny.

Michael Schenker in the spotlight.

Buzzard Day 50K.

 

With Buzzard Day RD Roy Heger.

With local friends Randy Kreill and Helen Garen after the Buzzard Day 50K.

Kimberly Durst, whom I interviewed with RD Roy.

RD Roy, the Ol’ Buzzard. And the shirt and medal.

RIP Vic the Civic, who died on the way home from Buzzard Day.

Knoxville Marathon.

Sunsphere near the start.

With my daughter Tiana at the start, ready to run!

Downtown Knoxville, getting close to the finish.

Tiana crossing the finish line.

With our medals.

Knoxville Marathon goodies.

After the race, in Gatlinburg.

Good food at J. T. Hannah’s.

Next day, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN.

Part of a unit used to separate U-235 from U-238.

Airplane bombsight.

Hair raising demonstration with the Van de Graaff generator.

   

Example of a flat top house built for residents of Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project.

Downtown Knoxville.

In a store in Knoxville. I remember these from when I was young.

Pat Farrell and I during his charity run.

Pat’s finish. You can donate to lovedoes.org/nepal.

Ep 15 Running Out and Other Stories

I review the book “Running Out” and read listener-contributed original stories! Apologies for the lack of editing on this one. Listen at double speed!

Note mistake about location of Running For Tyler 5K on Mar 31. It’s in OHIO, not GEORGIA.



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Running Out, by Dave Essinger

More about author Dave Essinger here. Get his book here.

Poem by Brandi Canann:

I know it seems drastic from your point of view,

I want to eat fresh air and drink that morning dew.

You ask, who is this girl all laced up in her shoes?

Where did she come from, which path will she choose?

 

You’ll find me deep in the woods, howling up at the moon,

But I promise you babe, I’ll be home soon.

Cause I’m a wild one, with a wild heart,

Please don’t try to tame me, it’ll rip me apart.

 

I’ll be lost on that trail, reconnecting with me,

But don’t worry love, with you is where I’ll always be.

I’ve just got this urge, and it’s pulling me on.

I need the dirt underfoot, to feel the blaze of the sun.

 

I want to traipse through the desert like that horse with no name,

Bounding wild and free over rocky and unforgiving terrain.

But at the end of the day, when the journey is through,

Don’t doubt for a second that I’m coming back to you.

 

I’ve got to push this animal body to its limit, and make myself proud.

I long for that wilderness where I can be primal, uninhibited and wild.

But don’t worry love, because I can promise you this,

When this race is over I’ll greet you with the most tender kiss.

 

So forgive me if I wander and chase down these dreams,

I know they are lofty, but not as crazy as they now seem.

I’m still just a girl with a wild and open heart,

With a hunger for the pain and the courage to start.

Write up about Bill Kenley’s novel, High School Runner (Freshman)

Screen captures about Tyler Becket (from @CrossProb on Twitter):

There has been a 5K/scholarship created in his name. The first Running for Tyler 5K Run/Walk will be March 31, 2018 in Marietta, OH. (I said GEORGIA in the show. It’s right here in my state of OHIO.)

 

Ep 14 Oklahoma Running and Camille Herron

My daughter and I run in the State Games of Oklahoma. Later, we hear a talk by Camille Herron. Check it out!



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State Games of Oklahoma Trail Run

Red Coyote Running, in Oklahoma City

Pictures

With our medals after the race!

Race stuff

Hopping Gnome Brewery, Wichita, KS

Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, KS

Oklahoma City Zoo

   

Camille Herron’s talk at Red Coyote Running, Oklahoma City, OK

Ep 13 Tunnel Hill 100 with Jes & Andrew

I talk to Jes & Andrew about the Tunnel Hill 100 race in Illinois.



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Website for Tunnel Hill 100 (Look under “Races”)

PIctures

Pre-race with Coree Woltering

Jes and Andrew

Jes and Andrew at the interview

Jes and Sarah

Andrew and Harvey Lewis (he did the 50)

Jes  and Andrew with their buckles!

Pictures of the course

Finishing

With RD Steve Durbin

My wife Deb captured Camille Herron’s finish

After race burger!

Race Goodies

Buckle

Finishers Jacket

Cotton hoodie

Bib

Hat and bib belt

Bag with velcro closure

Drawstring bag

My little cheat sheet

Ep 12 Hallucination 100 (Run Woodstock)

I review the Hallucination 100 mile race, one of the Run Woodstock races in Michigan. And I talk to finisher Dan Semsel.



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Website for Run Woodstock

Pictures.

Before the race.

With my friend Brian.

Someone’s campsite. I think they had a contest for coolest campsite.

Stage area.

After the first loop. At the start/finish.

Wobbly start to the final loop.

With RD Gary at the finish. Thanks Gary and volunteers!!

Dan Semsel, whom I interviewed. Thanks Dan!

Pictures FROM Dan.

I had heard there was a wild pig on the course!

Dan sporting the kilt!

Pre- and post-race goodies.

Ep 11 24/12 Hour Run For Dreams & Book Review: Your Best Stride

I review a 12 hour race I did in Kentucky called the 24 Hour Run For Dreams, and I review a running book called Your Best Stride.



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Link to 24 Hour Run For Dreams

24 Hour Run For Dreams Facebook Page

Shirt and Book:

Race Director Tommie Kendall:

Pictures of the course:

Race morning:

Taking off from the start & in the woods:

  

Grassy parts: