I haven't written on here in 6 months. Not much of note has occurred for most of that time. Another injury, some laziness, not as much running as there should be. But I have done my Summer Mountain Running Odyssey a disservice by not writing about it. The whole blog thing is a little self-absorbed for even me- who cares what my experiences are? BUT, the mountains & trails I ran this summer- they deserve being talked about. About 3 weeks of 3-6 hour runs each day. Chased by wild boar, up over 6000' most days, camping, meeting weirdos, seeing so many totally awesome things... that has to be talked about or at least shown in photos. I'll do that very soon. I still remember every detail of every day it seems.
Well, let's see... My name is Rick Spencer, but I am called "Coach" more often. Ran my first 10K when I was 8 & if there was a road race in North or South Carolina in the 80s, my dad & I probably ran it. I'm an ultramarathoner, trail runner, ex-Ironman (after a few years, doesn't your title get revoked?), high school Track & Cross Country coach, dad of Wren, husband of Jennifer, vegetarian (recent ex-vegan), tree-hugger, history teacher... and some other junk. This blog is just about the running though. Using it as a place to put race reports & whatnot. I guess there's something a little self-important about the whole blog thing... but whatever. LEAVE COMMENTS!