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Friday, September 5, 2014

Hobo Trail Series 2014

Yes it is just about time for the annual Hobo trail series at Rock Cut State Park.  10k Nite run on 9/12 followed by the 25k the morning of 9/13 and a 50k on 9/14. 85k all on glorious trails!

You can still register to run one, two or all three.  Run the tri-fecta and earn a special Hobo Triple Crown trophy!
Hobo Trail Series

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Arny Johnson 10 mile

Arny Johnson 10 mile
1:16:14
7:39/mile pace

At mile 3. We followed the bike path from Harlem High School into Rock Cut State Park. Once inside the park we followed the hilly roads. This photo was me at mile 3 just before the hills began.










Finish line! This dude passed me right before we finished.

Click on each photo to zoom in. These are not all of the finishers. I think there were 230 finishers of the 10 mile and 260 for the 5k. A great turnout!











After race party!

Monday, October 14, 2013

1k in 2013

I guess I didn't post this back in January but my running goal this year again was to reach 1,000 running miles in 2013.

I accomplished my 1k goal this past weekend while in Galena, IL. I ran the local trails and even had the pleasure of running next to a train part way. Very cool.

Speaking of cool, Sunday's run started at 8:00 a.m. with a temperature of 37 degrees.  My hands were cool the first couple of miles but I soon warmed up. That was followed by an enjoyable breakfast of pancakes with my wife and friends at the local Golden Hen diner. Good food if you are ever visiting Galena. But they close by 3:00 p.m. so get there early.

No photos because I still haven't figured out how to carry my new iPhone around with me. I'm not a fan of carrying things while I run.

Later!
Anyone know what the blue tape is all about?  Thanks!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hobo Triple Crown 2013

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

September 13- Hobo 10k Trail Nite Run
Yes an evening trail race, in the dark with flashlights and/or headlamps.
I ran it in 56:19 for 52nd place of out 183. Second in age group our of ten.

September 14- Hobo 25k Trail Run
A nice cool morning with plenty of sunshine. Great morning for a run.
2:39; 52nd place (again) out of 122. 6th in age group out of 13.

September 15= Hobo 50k Trail Run
We started in the rain. We ended in the rain with maybe an hour in the middle with no rain.
Drenched and mud everywhere.
6:38; 25th place out of 45 runners. 3rd in age group out of 6.

Triple Crown Finisher!
Seventeen runners started and finished all three races. We ran 85k (52.7 miles).
I finished in 7th place out of 17 hearty souls.

Photos and course maps...








Wheezie Easy 20

On August 10 a group of us traveled to the Ice Age Trails in Wisconsin and ran the first annual Wheezie Easy 20 mile trail run.  Carol aka Wheezie had a goal...to run 20 miles on trails. She gave a shoutout to our Coyote trail running group and we all joined her, driving a car caravan on a beautiful Saturday morning...early.  The run went pretty well on a very technical course, full of ups and downs as well as rocks and tree roots.  We all had a great time. Congratulations to Wheezie for marking one off of her bucket list.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shop Downtown organization & Runner's Image

Thought I'd throw out a shout-out to my favorite independent running store, Runner's Image in downtown Rockford.

They are listed in the Shop Downtown advertisement.


8 mile trail run last Saturday

All I can say is TUCK AND ROLL, BABY!

Experienced my 9th career wipeout during our Coyote 8-mile trail run last Saturday morning.  Thankfully I did in fact tuck-n-roll and didn't hurt anything.

There were about 25 of us running all over the park.  I'm in the white hat with several fellow Coyotes.

400th mile in 2013

My goal again this year is to reach 1,000 miles, running only.

Jill helped me by running mile 400 with me in April.

Thanks, Jill!  

Arny 10 mile road race

Over the roads inside hilly Rock Cut State Park.  3rd in my age group and 32nd place overall.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tour de Trails 5 mile trail race review

A fun race.  A good trail race course with plenty of hills to make it interesting.  The race began at the boat launch area of Rock Cut State Park and ended close by.  It was a nice sunny day, temps in the low-to-mid 20s.
This was the first of a new three race Tour de Trails series for 2013 (full disclosure, I'm on the TdT committee) and it turned out pretty well.  With little more than a month to put the race together it all came along nicely.  I believe there were 170 registered runners and racers.  There were a lot of positive comments about the race and the course.  My congrats to all of the committee members and to the Rockford Road Runners for doing all of the heaving lifting and race preparations.  Thank you also to the volunteers that helped on race day.

I finished 45th out of the 170 or so runners, finishing third in my age-group.  I am pretty happy with that!
At the finish...almost!

Photography by Ruth Campbell Photography(c).

Friday, January 25, 2013

Check out Trail Running Adventure blog

Great scenery and she is a good writer.  Check it out Trail Running Adventure here.  Enjoy!

Treats and their calories

  • Cheetos 21 pcs. 160 calories
  • Coffee Plain/flavored (no mochas, etc) 0 calories (Thank goodness!)
  • Eggos (2) 190 calories
  • Log Cabin Syrup (for the Eggos) 1/4 cup = 210 calories
  • Fiber One Oats & Peanut Butter Chewy Bar (1) 1.4 Oz 150 calories
  • Oreo Cookie (3) 160 calories
  • Orv Redenbachers Popcorn (1 bag) 100 calories
  • Ritz crackers (wheat) (5) 75 calories
  • Rold Gold small Twist Pretzel (15) 110 calories
  • Sunchips Harvest Cheddar 15 chips 140 calories
  • Sunmaid Raisins 1/4 Cup 130 calories
  • Sweetarts Candies (13) 60 calories
  • Toast on wheat, butter/jam 110 calories

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