The Long Run
on training, travel and other adventures on the road to Olympics 2012

  • Des Moines in review, with travel tips
    Well, unfortunately my races weren't quite what I was expecting last week. I guess my strength and endurance training have left me a little less explosive than I thought. I learned some things about my current fitness and I am now looking forward to starting my 1500m training in preparation for the USATF Championships. All that being said, one very positive thing about my week in Des Moines is that it gave me a chance to get to know the place. This was my second trip to the city and really my first chance to explore the area around where...

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  • Plane Travel Protocol
    I have written once before about ways to minimize the negative effects of travel. That post included tips about “Dealing with the Plane,” “Minimizing Jet Lag,” and “Finding a Track or Trails.” To see that post, check out the link from my blog: Travel Tips from the Road Since I made that post almost 3 years ago now (yikes...where does time go!) and since I am currently en route to Mexico for 7 weeks of altitude training, I thought I would add some more tips from my time on the road. Well, more specifically, my time on the plane. Last...

  • Family camping trip in Yosemite
    This past weekend, I had the joy of spending a few days in Yosemite with my family. Since it looked like rain, my parents rented an RV and took Pablo and me on a long overdue camping adventure. Listening to Johnny Cash on Pandora, we took Interstate 580 and headed towards Yosemite National Park. If you like to camp, climb, run, hike or bike you have to go to this place, it is simply beautiful and perfect for any outdoor activity. Although we camped for only 3 days and it was raining for most of the trip, the moment we...

  • Film premiere: Tickets on sale for The Athlete at Balboa Theater Nov 19
    There are only a couple more weeks until the SF film premiere of Atletu (The Athlete), the inspiring true story, told for the first time, of Abebe Bikila. View trailer: www.FilmFestivalFlix.com/film/the-athlete/ Ababe Bikila was an Eithiopian barefoot runner who became the first person ever to win consecutive Olympic Marathon Gold (1960 & 1964). But this is not only a story of success. After Bikila was paralyzed in a car accident, he went on to become an archer in the paraolympics and a dog-sledder in Norway. The Athlete teaches us about the power of perserverence and the strength of the human...