Mar 17, 2013
Let snake season begin!
Welp, that time of year has arrived. The time when I have to watch EVERY SINGLE DAMN STEP I take. I went out for a 2.5 to 3 hour easy jog this morning at Government Canyon – a large Natural Area in San Antonio where it’s easy to get long runs in. No more than 30 minutes in to the run, I was caught off-guard by a rattling/hissing noise.
Feb 10, 2013
It's a surreal scene, the finish line of an ultra at 3 a.m. Months of training, nearly a day spent arduously and painfully moving forward by any means possible. All for a couple claps, a small award, maybe a handshake from the race director. That's it. This is no place for egos or self-righteousness. And that's what makes it worth it. Sometimes we have to be stripped of our ego, our bodies beaten down, to reveal how strong our spirit can be. And sometimes it takes that repeated exposure for our core to grow.... View Post
Jan 6, 2013
Eisenhower Park Interactive Run
Stuck on the treadmill or just looking to explore some trails? Join me on an interactive run through Eisenhower Park in San Antonio, TX. Follow the on-screen instruction to simulate the experience.... View Post
Sep 7, 2012
Capt. Karl’s series comes to an end
I tried taking some S-caps early, and pouring cold water over myself for a bit at the aid station. I tried taking on some salty food and started hiking more frequently, to lower my heart rate a bit. Things were pretty grim for a few miles, until just before the third aid station I puked. It was a good puke - the kind that has a sequel and then a part three.... View Post
Jun 28, 2012
Pedernales Falls 60k
One down, three to go. I went out around mid-pack status, and maintained a mostly comfortable pace with Jean, fellow Rockhopper and ultra veteran. We gained and passed many people on this loop, putting us ... View Post