Tag: running

2017 Medoc Trail Races 10 Miler

Photo of bib from Medoc Trail Races

This was my 5th time at the Medoc Trail Races, and I came with an ambitious goal, at least for me, to complete the 10 miler in two hours or less. I had a great race last year coming in at 2:04:55 which was a huge improvement on the 2:22:48 I ran in 2014. Both my […]

Wrecker of Shuffles

If I hadn’t already picked Stumble Thru as my Medoc trail name this year I would completely go with Shuffle Wrecker. In a two-week period I managed to wreck, destroy, ruin, render inoperative or otherwise trash two iPod shuffles. What was the method of destruction: fire, impact, drop from a great height, submersion into deep […]

Best Exercises: Running Warmups

I’m starting a new regular feature here at SBS that I’m calling some of the Best Exercises that you probably aren’t doing. The idea is to share some overlooked exercises that might make a difference in your training. Like the Bike Essentials posts I just want to give you a look at how some of […]

2014 St Paddy’s Day Dash & Bash 5K

Once again I made the St. Paddy’s Day Dash & Bash 5K in downtown Greenville, SC, my first race of the year. Like last year I decided to treat the race as training run with 1,200 or so of my friends, most of them in costume or at least wearing green. I would try to stay […]

Becoming a Garmin Geek in 3 Easy Steps

So for a long time I wondered just how useful GPS watches were. I certainly wanted one. I’m one of those people that almost never met a gadget they didn’t like. But I had two reasons for not getting one: the cost and the reviews. As the prices steadily came down, it was the reviews […]

Top 10 Endurance Sport Lessons of 2013

By any measure, 2013 was an awesome year for this slow, chubby and misinformed endurance athlete. It started with a nervous pre-dawn drive to a swim clinic. I didn’t know anyone attending the clinic but I knew that they were going to have a real live triathlon coach, John Hanna, there and that my swimming […]

Frank’s Medoc 2013 Race Report

I thought it would be interesting to provide a supplemental to Alfred’s 2013 Medoc Race Report by providing some background on the lead-up to the event and our two widely divergent paths to arriving at Medoc. Alfred and myself along with my wife and daughter were watching the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh on June 2, […]

2013 Medoc Trail Marathon Race Report

Flight of the Stumble Bee  The 2013 Medoc Trail Marathon was the highlight of my race season this year. The Medoc Trail Races – both the marathon and 10 miler – have a lot going for them: dedicated race directors, amazing volunteers, challenging venue, excellent swag and cool trail names. If you like trail races […]

Quest for Medoc Part 2

Many things in life are predictable, reassuring, supposed to be there. I’m sure over the past few weeks you’ve seen more leaves on your local running path, maybe some acorns or walnuts. Heard the honks of migrating geese. Smelled that indefinable something that precedes autumn. How do I know that summer is lapping over into […]