Our son is a competitive ultra-endurance runner who is currently living in Utah chasing his dream of becoming a professional athlete. His road to getting there has been anything but conventional and I have questioned his judgement and decisions he has made over the past three years. He was a three time Texas "All State"... Continue Reading →
I tried out a new trail and visited Sansom Park at Lake Worth, Texas and found a hidden gem that I have added to my rotation. The trail I ran was just south of the dam for the lake and follows along the south fork of the Trinity River. It is pretty good for hiking but... Continue Reading →
We made a 3 day trip to Bandera as our son Erik completed his first 100K (62 mile) trail race in the rugged Texas Hill Country. I have been around competitive running for quite a few years as we have watched his progress through high school/college track and cross country and now into "Ultra" endurance... Continue Reading →
This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.
One of our favorite locations for trail running, mountain bike riding, or just escaping the big city is found on the west side of Lake Grapevine at the Knob Hill Trail. The trail is a nearly 11 mile long loop though a rough Texas landscape with a fair amount of elevation change. When you are... Continue Reading →
Erik and three of the cousins tackled the Tough Mudder 13 mile obstacle course race this past summer which was held north of Minneapolis in Hugo. The race features over 20 obstacles the runners need to complete like this serious ramp which stopped numerous contestants. To complete the race each team is forced to work... Continue Reading →
If you are into running or trail hiking Forest Park, located in the northwest corner of Portland Oregon is the place to be. With over 5,100 acres it is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. There are approximately 80 miles of trails, some paved roads like this one and other small... Continue Reading →
Our son is a former collegiate long distance runner and has always had an interest in trail running, especially "Ultra Running" which is usually described as 50KM (31 miles) or longer. Not too long ago there were very few of these races but they have grown in popularity and today there are hundreds that can... Continue Reading →