Category: JZ Blogs

Kona Chronicles: Part 1

Kona Chronicles: Part 1

I arrived in darkness. I sit here typing, overlooking the vast expanse of Kona sprawled out below, also in darkness. There is a certain sameness about it; the yellow lights, the impossible stillness, the...

Twin Cities Marathon: Race Report

This is me at IM Arizona after getting a flat while winning the race. Sport is difficult; it requires time, patience, a strong mind, and a sense of humor. The greatest challenge in sport...

Do Professional Runners/Triathletes Matter?

Do Professional Runners/Triathletes Matter?

Last week the Competitor Group announced their plan to drop their elite athlete program at all of their races, including the wildly popular Rock n’ Roll run series. They felt that the cost of...

The Fitness Conundrum

It is a very fine line between ultimate fitness and injury. Whenever an athlete boasts that they are in the best shape of their life, inevitably they get injured shortly thereafter. I call it...

AFC Half Marathon 2013: Pacing the Hills

When you race, you have to adapt to the course. Racing a hilly course requires a different skill set than a flat course. That is why it is imperative to know the terrain upon...

Denver Double Road Race: Race Report

Denver Double Road Race: Race Report

I never thought that running a 10k and 5k on the same day at altitude separated by an hour was a good idea. But, in the spirit of team cohesion and never one to...