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Post 18: Football, Fat Guys, and…Running?

Finally! Football (and football watching food) is back! All fat guys know what that means...wings, beer, sports (yes, fat guys love Buffalo Wild Wings too). It also means many hours sitting at a bar, or lounging on the couch watching television and eating...and eating....and eating. Not exactly the standard training plan for marathon runners. For … Continue reading Post 18: Football, Fat Guys, and…Running?

Post Race Report: Grandfather Mountain Marathon

Post Race Report: Race Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 Race Name: Grandfather Mountain Marathon Race Distance: 26.2 Miles Elevation Gain: Approx. 2,600 feet Finishing Time: 4:18:31 Mile Split: 9:52/Mile Place: 97/320 Overall, 12/27 Male 1-29 Race Recap: It's done. There could not have been a more perfect day for the Grandfather Mountain Marathon. Mild weather … Continue reading Post Race Report: Grandfather Mountain Marathon

Race Week Prep: Pre-Race Report

Just hours away from the starting gun. Here is the Pre Race Report for the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Marathon. General Information: Race Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 Race Name: Grandfather Mountain Marathon Race Start: Boone, NC (Appalachian State Football Stadium) Race Finish: McRae Meadows, NC (Highland Games Track) Race Distance: 26.2 Miles Start Time: 6:30am … Continue reading Race Week Prep: Pre-Race Report

Race Week Prep: Expectations

All marathons are not made equal. Each race has a distinct set of unique challenges that heavily impact a runner's (or fat guy's) expectations. Some variables include race length, elevation change and grade, length of climbs/downhills, weather (heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.), surface type, and other technical aspects of the trail. A smart race plan … Continue reading Race Week Prep: Expectations