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chrissto23 Patient Expert

I'm a born-again runner. Okay, that sounds corny. Let's just say that I use to hate running with a passion. In my pre-running life, given the choice between running for an hour or hitting myself in the head with a hammer for an hour, I would have readily reached for the hammer. Now, I run.... Full Bio
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Catching up (again) by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, here I am again, trying to get caught up on three months' worth of goings-ons.  Honestly, everything about my training has been less structured this year and more "ta ... Read on »
I suck at blogging by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The title pretty much says it all.  Been kinda dead around here for, oh, 9 months or so.  Which basically coincides with the neverending winter we had here in South Dakota. ... Read on »
Still Alive by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Awhile back my friend Bill gave me some shit for not updating my blog often enough.  That was like two months ago.  So, here ya go Bill.  Hope it makes your day brighter! A ... Read on »
Leadville Trail 100 by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes you don’t realize how much something has consumed you, has driven your decision making, either sub-consciously or overtly, until it’s gone.  For me, that somethi ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 10: Taper by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, shit, here we are.  It's Monday.  At this time next week, I will be driving (or getting ready to drive) back to South Dakota from Leadville, hopefully with a big buck ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 9: Minnesota by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What better way to train for a 100 mile race in the Rocky Mountains at over 10,000 feet elevation than by spending a few days four weeks before said race at under 2000 feet ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 8: Pacing and Racing by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running While having a spouse who is also a runner is great in many (most) respects, it does create some conundrums that must be navigated around when one is training for an ultram ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 7: Getting Down to Crunch Time by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In some ways, it seems like I've been training for Leadville for a long-ass time, but yet it's also flown by.  After months and months of thinking "well, it's a long ways o ... Read on »
2013 Black Hills 100 by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As the old saying goes, the third time is the charm.  Not that we royally screwed up the first two Black Hills 100s, but it seems as though we're hitting our stride now tha ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 6: The Bighorn 30K by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hard to believe a year has already passed since I ran the Bighorn 100.  But, as they say, time flies when you're having fun and here we are in mid-June again.  Bighorn is o ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 5: A different kind of quad rock by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Okay, it's been awhile (which is a great Staind song, by the way), so time to get caught up here. After my abbreviated training run at Quad Rock, I've been pretty much ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 4: Bouncing back by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Training for an ultramarathon (or any race, for that matter) has its ebbs and flows.  Some days you feel great, like you could run forever and never feel tired.  Other days ... Read on »
Not a great start to the ultra year by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So, here it is early May and I've already run two ultras this year....well, check that.  I guess technically, I've run one ultra and one 25 miler (although I guess you coul ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 3: Spring has sprung (again), back to Quad Rock by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Okay, so I'm now two full cycles (8 weeks) into Leadville training and everything seems to be clicking along nicely (knock on wood).  The big thing for me is routine.  Ever ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 2: Damn you, Mother Nature by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Okay, so I've been doing a fairly shitty job of consistently updating the masses (all 2 or 3 of you) on my Leadville training.  The first update was after two weeks, I'm no ... Read on »
Leadville Training Part 1: Winter, Spring and a 5K Win by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Okay, so I may or may not consistently provide updates on my Leadville training....I guess you'll just have to sit there at your computer every day in giddy anticipation to ... Read on »
Red Hot 55K Report by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer made an appearance, I knew things weren't going well.  Now, to be clear, I didn't actually see Rudolph....I wasn't quite that delusional ... Read on »
The 2013 Race Schedule by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It occurs to me now that I never wrote a "2012 in review" kind of post, but now that we're into February of 2013, it seems a little late for that.  Here it is in a nutshell ... Read on »
A different kind of double by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've run a lot of doubles.  In fact, I typically run at least two, sometimes three, doubles per week when I'm in the thick of training for a race.  These typically consists ... Read on »
Leadville by chrissto23 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am in. I hate committing to a race so far in advance (Leadville is Aug. 17th), but registration opened on New Year's Day and I suspected it would fill up fairly fas ... Read on »