Marathon News from Grand Rapids The Pre-History of the GR Marathon It was a late-winter night in 2001, when Shawn Sweet and I were at the Hair of the Frog, enjoying one of their great microbrews, and learning about the nature trail that was right off the end of the street by the Frog. We […]
Yesterday was a long travel day — about 26 hours from our hotel in Bangkok to my driveway in GR. I should be really jet-lagged today, but I had a nice evening last night, got a solid 4 hours of sleep, and was totally pumped for spin class this morning at 5:15. Maybe I’ll crash this afternoon. Who […]
Marathon News from Grand Rapids Back In The Old Days I was looking at some files on an old disk, and came across the first article I ever got published. It ran in a local publication called “The Paper” back in November 2001. I used to read The Paper at the Bagel Beanery, and […]
by Bri Kilroy “You are not going to PR on this course.” That was the warning about the Groundhog Marathon to save runners the devastation of not beating their previous marathon time that may have taken place on a nicely paved course, clear of nature’s cruel obstacles. I thought “Good –not only is the pressure to […]
Adam Quinn READ THIS–It’s really cool!
Follow this link June I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty lucky right now. I get to run outdoors without spending a long time getting dressed. There’s a 5K to run any weekend you like to get some speed work in. We have lots of longer events as well that offer cross-training. The […]
Our latest newsletter. (Follow the link for the complete newsletter) Summer Monday I was playing around in the lake with my youngest granddaughter, Alexis. It must be summer! I’m ready for some open water swimming. Last Saturday at Bayshore, I was completely impressed with all of the people up there who had been training in cooler […]