LAST CHANCE

LAST CHANCE

Today's long run was fourteen miles for the boys and twelve for the girls — with more than 2,000 feet of climbing. Just to show how quickly the body can acclimate, the same girls who could barely breathe at altitude on Sunday were singing as they finished the last mile of today's run.

RECOVERY DAY

RECOVERY DAY

My team is the smallest I’ve ever coached . . . [t]he kids that have chosen to run are special to me. I plan to push them very hard and get the most out of their potential. We’d all like to qualify for Nike Cross Nationals, but that’s twenty-two weeks away. Better to savor each daily workout and take things as they come.

RIDING NEW ZEALAND

RIDING NEW ZEALAND

I’ve signed up to ride the Tour de Aotearoa, an 1800-mile self-supported journey down the spine of New Zealand. The trek takes place next February. I long ago made a vow that I wouldn’t ever reach a point in my life where I would start settling, and this is an extension on that promise.