The Road to Running 100 miles
July 13, 2016

As I approach 4 months out from my first 100 mile run, there are so many things that go into training and preparing for the big day.  For the first couple of months, it was nutrition & hydration.  Easy right?  Well, preparing and training your body to intake energy to sustain 22 hrs+ of work, […]

Thoughts on the question of ‘why?’
April 17, 2016

There are many eye-roll-inducing comments I hear regularly as a runner. Mostly from well-meaning friends and family about how they wish they could run or admire my fitness or just nick-naming me Forrest. Invariably after the initial praise and admiration comes the question of ‘why?’ Why would anyone subject themselves to being uncomfortable and breathing […]

“If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten.” – Roger Bannister …….. but before we get into that, let me tell you about the duck foot.  It’s attached to my right leg and you can see it in roughly 50% of my race pictures.  It turns out […]

“Did you win?” he asked innocently.  A simple question from an acquaintance about a month or two ago.  I don’t blame him.  He had no idea such a question can stir a flurry of emotions in a competitive athlete like myself.  He was referring to the Boston Marathon.  A question from someone who doesn’t run, […]

I have a secret to tell you and you’re not going to like it, especially after everything you’ve read in running magazines.  You know, the articles that promise new speed if you add a tempo workout, fartlek, interval or other type of run.  They make you believe you’ll lower your PRs if you lift weights, […]

Las Vegas Runners

The Color Run 5K is coming to Las Vegas on February 28th, and YOU can be the lucky winner of a FREE race entry!  The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run […]

Let me begin by saying that none of this could have been made possible by the large group of supporters including my family, Jeremy Wallace for supporting my training, my favorite Las Vegas Runners run group, and all of my clients who have been so positive throughout the entire process.  I couldn’t have done it […]

By: Melissa Farrell “So, I qualified to represent Team USA at the Duathlon World Championships in Spain in 2014??  Do I want a spot on the team?  Um, YEAH!”  That is pretty much what went through my head when I found out that I had qualified for Team USA after the National Championships in AZ […]

Las Vegas Runners Race Giveaway!
March 1, 2014

Time to giveaway a race entry to one lucky member!  Mountain Man Events 14th Annual St Patrick’s Day Run will be coming Saturday, March 15, 2014 and we’re giving away an entry to the 1/2 marathon or 5K, your choice!  The event is held on the River Mountain Loop and Six Tunnels Trail.  Both events have […]

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