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About winnebago70x

Between the two of us, we are proud parents, Texans, Texas Exes, long distance runners, cyclists, adventurers, a guitar player, a computer programmer, a great cook, a lawyer, an engineer, a physicist, etc. etc.

Sierra Nevada Base Camp

We picked up the Conestoga from See Grins just in time for a weekend trip into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

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Yet Another Rock n Roll Recap

Do you want to hear about our Half Marathon in San Diego last weekend or get a status report on the Conestoga? Ok, I’ll start with the run report. I’ll finish with a Talking Cartoon Horse.

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Streets of San Francisco

Fudge it.  That’s my advice if you want to run the 12K Bay to Breakers next year. If you run a 10 minute mile, register as a 6 minute miler to get as close to the front as possible (why’s that middle-aged white dude up … Continue reading

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Accidental Marathon Training

  Just as our path forward with training for a full Marathon appeared uncertain, we have inadvertently added some runs that nicely correlate with Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training Guide for novices, v.2. It started last weekend with S and I splitting … Continue reading

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Corkscrew

We arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley on Friday in the Conestoga.  The Santa Ynez Valley is just north of Santa Barbara in the Central California wine country, 230 miles South of the Western Outpost.  We arrived early to drive the race … Continue reading

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R and R (Races and RVing)

We are signed up for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon next week.  If you’ve seen the highly acclaimed movie Sideways with Paul Giamatti, you’ll have a good idea of the towns, back roads and vineyards we will be running … Continue reading

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Ides of March + 7

We learned the hard way that running with the residual effects of the flu and neglecting training certainly has an effect on one’s running performance.  The Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon was not the bucket of monkeys for which … Continue reading

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Wintering out West

We’ve been out West for a few weeks and it seems like it’s been raining non-stop since we’ve returned. Persistent rain in the South Bay is not part of the Chamber of Commerce pitch.  And now, instead of complaining of drought, … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain

I joked about the hill at mile 12 of the Austin Half Marathon in my last post, which was an about face from my cursing of that hill as I ran it. I named it the Crusher, because after conquering the … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Half Marathon

The Austin Half Marathon is one brutal course.  Sunday, Valentines Day 2016, started at 5:15 a.m. with a quick trip to Starbucks for a caffeine jolt before we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge for the 7 a.m. start.  That morning, … Continue reading

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