It’s Winter And I Would Still Rather Run Outside

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Treadmill running is pretty much evil if you ask me and since you most likely clicked something to get here I am going to pretend you actually asked me. Somehow I always run harder and excerpt more energy on the treadmill than I do on the same run outside, at least that is how it feels. I can knock out 8:30 miles for a couple hours outside and still feel pretty good. I can get on the treadmill and run 30 minutes at what it tells me would be an 8:45 pace and be begging for mercy. Continue reading It’s Winter And I Would Still Rather Run Outside

It’s Official! Run Richmond’s 2nd Race is Happening!

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Details have been in the works for a while now, but it has finally came together. The Inaugural Water to Wine 5K will be May 12th 2017 at Chenault Vineyards. As I have talked to people about this race and described what the plans are there has been one phrase that has stuck out to me. Each conversation ends including the statement “Is it a race or is it a party?”. I don’t believe we have to choose. I say we put on the best 5K Vineyard Run possible and follow that up with the best post race party you have ever been to. Continue reading It’s Official! Run Richmond’s 2nd Race is Happening!

Wow…You Guys Were Awesome!!!

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For the last 5 or 6 months, I have been thinking about and planning the Historic Haunt in my head almost non-stop. Clearly, there are things that I didn’t think of and things that just didn’t work out the way I had wanted. At the end of the day though I can look back and see the images in my mind of the people crossing the finish line with huge smiles on their face…and that makes me happy and it a successful event. Continue reading Wow…You Guys Were Awesome!!!

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

 

 

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If you are reading a post on this website there is a pretty good chance that you have run at least one 5K before and quite possibly a lot of other races. When I decided to start Run Richmond  had some idea of what would be involved to start a running organization. I had done several 5Ks and at that point a couple half marathons. I expected to have to put a considerable amount of effort into this therefore, I don’t feel I had an overly optimistic vision of what I was getting into. What I have found out is how much more planning needs to go into this than I realized. Things need to happen in a certain time frame to keep things moving forward correctly. If something isn’t finished, or started, on time then it can create a snowball effect that will be hard to recover from.
Here is the bad news. I am not a planner. I don’t have a paper planner that I put things in and I don’t utilize an online calendar as much as I should. So there have been times that I could have gotten into trouble, but luckily I have surrounded myself with great people. My wife, Trent, Bob Baney, and many others have been around to help when things need to be done.

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Kids That Run Can Be Healthier…Inside and Out

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I was driving into work this morning and heard on the radio that it is Child Health Awareness Day or something like that. I tried to find more info about it online when I got to work and can’t find anything. That doesn’t really matter, because in reality every day should be focused on the mental and physical health of the children around us so that is what I am going to do. Continue reading Kids That Run Can Be Healthier…Inside and Out

Group Runs = Community = Success

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Over the last almost year that Run Richmond has been in existence the one constant has been our group runs on Saturday morning. I was amazed when I scheduled the first one and people showed up. I will be totally honest and tell you that I didn’t expect anyone to join me so I scheduled it on a weekend that my brother-in-law was going to be in town because I knew he would come. I padded the numbers…I had my family and his family that had us at 8 for our very first week no matter what happened.

I had invited several people I knew and had heard from most of them that they had plans or they would try. I was pretty confident no one would show. I got there early in case anyone else showed up early and planned to patiently wait by myself until my built in safety net showed up. When I pulled in I noticed a car over in the historic house parking lot. After I got parked that car started backing up and then drove over and parked next to me. My initial thought was “Oh Crap! Now what do I do?” I had no idea if the person was there to run or if the person had ever heard of Run Richmond. It turns out that it was a runner and he did come for the group run. David Turpin showed up that day and ran with me and my family. Since the first group run I have probably ran more miles with David Turpin than any other person I know. David pushed me to get through a couple of the worst marathon training runs I did. For that alone I am greatful. Continue reading Group Runs = Community = Success

Wait…It’s Over? Was Summer Shorter This Year?

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Well that was a fast summer. I had big plans for this summer and somehow it seems to have disappeared before I could even get started. Most local schools are starting back today and with that my schedule goes from starting early if I want a morning run to starting VERY early if I want a morning run. I love morning runs, but I hate VERY early morning runs. Continue reading Wait…It’s Over? Was Summer Shorter This Year?

9 Days, 3 Guys, a Camera & Lots of Miles

I will be traveling out west for the next 9 days and will be posting photos from my runs and hikes. As I post photos to my Flickr account (if I did this correct) they will be added to this gallery. If I didn’t do this correctly you can follow along over at Flickr here. I hope you enjoy the photos and I will see you when I get back. Continue reading 9 Days, 3 Guys, a Camera & Lots of Miles

Run Richmond Horse Capital Half Finishers

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I am excited to be able to acknowledge Tim Humber and David Turpin for both running the Horse Capital Half Marathon last Saturday and finishing under 2 hours.

Tim and I both were going new distances at the Horse Capital. I ran my first full and he ran is first half. Tim set a goal and nailed it. Being under 2 hours on a half is something to be proud of. Being under 2 hours on your first half is really impressive. Being under 2 hours on your first half with a hilly course and you are killing it. Tim absolutely killed it. Congrats!

David was the very first person to show up to a Run Richmond group run and has probably logged more miles with me than anyone else. I appreciate his friendship and advice, but also admire his dedication and heart. I know one week in particular I was going for 15 miles and would have never made it without David pulling me along. There was also the week that I was running 20 miles and he was struggling with a foot issue. I left from our group run and headed out on a tour of northern Madison County and made it back a few hours later. When I got back David was there circling the pond trying to stay loose. He never admitted waiting to see how I did on the 20 miles, but I have a feeling that was the case and it meant a lot. After finishing the full Saturday I crossed the finish line and heard a voice yell from the side. I looked over and there was David cheering me on.  I don’t know if he set a half PR on Saturday or not, but I know that if he didn’t it’s probably because he stopped to check on some other runner or to rescue some stray cat stuck in a tree. Running is his passion, but being a great person is his gift. Continue reading Run Richmond Horse Capital Half Finishers