Race Recap: Midnight Madness

This year I finally made it up to Ames to run the 5k portion of Midnight Madness. As this is an evening race in mid July, it’s hot and sticky. After finishing you get a bomb pop and sprinklers to cool off under. And the after race food is a pasta dinner. I finished in…

Late update: Clive Running Fest

Clive Running Fest 10k: June 13, 2015 Clive Running Fest and I go way back, well back to 2011 when I started running again. I stumbled into the Beginner Running Group that spring which is lead by Curt and Nancy Hoegh. They were also the race directors of Clive Running Fest, which they encouraged everyone to…

Race Recap: Dam to Dam

May 30th started off as a dreary morning. I was up at 4:30 am to catch the bus from downtown Des Moines to Saylorville Dam. I was on the bus at 5:30 am carefully thinking over my race strategy. OK, not really, I was thinking more along the lines of, “OMG! After 4 years of…

Race Recap: Run & Ride Valley Fair

Last weekend, Jo and I ventured up to Minneapolis to see Alex and run a race that included entry into Valley Fair afterward. I have heard lots of people comment that the courses for the various Disney races spend very little time in the park and the rest of the course is very boring. The…