Knabel shows no signs of slowing down

For master’s runners, the reality is that you’ll reach a day where you will only get slower. That is, unless you’re my friend and Team New Balance Louisville teammate Shannon Knabel. Shannon was… Continue reading

Celebrating Father’s Day with a fast

This year I am celebrating Father’s Day simply by celebrating the fact my father is still here. On Sunday, we won’t be going to brunch, or lunch, or dinner — because I have… Continue reading

Racing Across the Bluegrass: Fall half-marathon/marathon options

Road Home Half Marathon, Sept. 12, Somerset. If you’re looking for an early-fall tune-up option, this race benefiting Habitat for Humanity might fit the bill. Two hills in the front half of the… Continue reading

Owensboro Memorial Day Half report

 After dropping out of the Derby Marathon last month, I was in need of a confidence boost. And while I didn’t think I could hit the marathon time I had trained for, I… Continue reading

Did not finish or did not fail?

Sometimes, wanting something isn’t quite enough. I work in education and we teach our students that it is okay to fail — that failure is a learning process. As I work through swirling… Continue reading

2015 Triple Crown Photo Gallery

A quick primer on this spring’s lightweight neutrals from New Balance

If you know me, you know I love running shoes. A lot. For several years, I’ve run almost exclusively in the New Balance 890. The new 890v5 just hit shelves a few weeks… Continue reading

Reflections on the Triple Crown and, well, my entire running career

Note: This started off as a race report/review but I got sidetracked. If all you’re interested in is how I did at PJ10, click here. Wow. Another Triple Crown already over. It’s amazing… Continue reading

Last place finisher’s words of wisdom

Some races just aren’t your day. Saturday’s Rodes City Run wasn’t mine. But it was Asia Ford’s. Ford, 35, was in last place. Some 6,300 other runners and walkers were ahead of her. Behind her, just the vehicles… Continue reading

Anthem 5k race report/review

Ah, the Anthem 5k — the annual rust-busting 5k for Louisville’s competitive runners and the first-ever 5k for thousands of others. This year, the race attrached some 5,458 runners and walkers despite the… Continue reading