15th person to run across America solo and unsupported. (15 states)
8,840 mile bicycle tour on the outer edges of the continental 48. (36 states)
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I had the opportunity to do a book signing at this years Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association clinic January 6th and 7th. Around two hundred coaches from around the state came to gain knowledge and here speakers cover a verity of topics. A few of the key speakers included
My high school coach Bill Greiten helps run the clinic so it was nice to see him there. I probably sold about 40 books over the week and am excited to hear any reviews that come back from this crowed of people who ovously care a great deal about the sport of running. It is always great to see the faces that make Wisconsin high school cross-country and awesome place to compete. At dinner I got to sit next to Curt Kaczor who is the head coach over at Arrowhead. Arrowhead completely dominated the State Meet this year. Winning both the Boy’s and Girl’s D1 team titles. When I was in high school Curt coached at Sevastopol High school a D3 program that we had some pretty good races against over the years. He is defiantly a coach that is passionate about the sport. The the dinner it was pretty sweet to hear Elliot Krause speak about winning this years D1 NCAA National Championship. Krause was a co-captian for the Wisconsin badgers cross-country team this season. After collapsing on the final stretch in last years race the senior finish strong in 17th place earning him a well deserved All-American Honors as well as helping bring home the badgers 5th NCAA Cross Country team title. In high school Krause ran for a Appleton North where he won the 2007 Wisconsin state D1 cross-country championship as a senior with a time of 15:38 and took home the D1 3200 WIAA state title as a senior. It is always fun to see standout high school runners stay in state and do something great on the college scene. Other venders and companies there supporting the clinic where Revolution Natural Running (This is the first minimalist running store in the state of Wisconsin) On February 8th I will probably be at their store clinic signing books, details are yet to be determined. Also Healy Awards, Bluestar Sportswear, Rodiez Running Store, Shoe Odometer, RBS Activewear, and Performance Running were there adding to the atmosphere. If you are interested in attending next years clinic information and registration can be found on there website. www.wcccaclinic.com
Wisconsin Badgers Mens NCAA Cross Country Champions, Top 5 runners - Mohammed Ahmed , Elliot Krause , Ryan Collins , Reed Connor , Maverick Darling
So I got 8 boxes of books in the mail this past friday and spent a good part of the night signing each one, packaging, and addressing them. It was a big process but of course happy to do it. I will however, be just fine handing the job over to Amazon! As of now they are all on their Merry Christmas way. It was a little tight with trying to get them all to your door step by Christmas without spending a fortune on shipping. But with it all said and done every one should have there pre-ordered signed books by Christmas Eve at the latest. I really hope everyone enjoys the book and please let me know what you think of it!
Signing Pre-Order Books
We had some beautiful running weather here in Wisconsin today and by beautiful I mean a high of 44 degrees. The spike in temperature convinced me to just go with shorts and a long sleeve which proved to be ideal. We had a dusting of snow a few days ago that was enough moister to turn the trails in to a thick mud with the warm temperatures. I decided to head south to the pedestrian bridge and cross over the river to run the west side. I was pleased to see the completion of the recent trail construction that had taken place over the summer during my absence with the h2o ride. It was also not hard to notice that someone had taken a chain saw through the length of the trail to clean up a lot of the down trees that made running slow going at best. With all the improvements to the west side I now find it to be superior to the east side that I normally run on. Over all it runs a lot smother and a little less technical over all. I had planed to do an out and back but discovered a new way to cross the river va an old curvy dam and some gate hopping. I was thrilled to discover this because it now means I can make a complete loop of about 10 miles that uses the trails on both sides of the river. The old dam has to big sweeping curves in it and what basically amounts to a foot path across it. It connects to a river island where the single track picks up again before another bridge crossing and finally on to the east side trail. Unfortunately I did not have my iPhone on me so I did not snap any pictures or have the GPS map of the new route. However will be running this route many time in the future so I should have both shortly. I am estimating the route to be about 10 miles which I covered in about an hour and half. All in all it was a great day for a run and a good start to the mileage week. Hope everyone is getting their shopping done! If you’re looking for a good place to buy running gear online check out Running Warehouse they offer FREE 2 day shipping! Perfect for all you last-minute shoppers. Like me
First off, I would like to apologize for my lack of blog post over the last few months, especially in the closing months of the h2o ride. However, I do assure you that there are epic tales to be told and I do plan on blogging a few of the great stories now that my book is done! When I started writing Running Water over a year ago I never would have thought of how big a project this would be. I truly do have a new found respect for authors, and find myself almost sad whenever I see an old used book for $1 or $2. Despite those depressing thoughts, it really is a wonderful feeling to have such a complete and wonderful story jammed into 184 exciting pages. After numerous cover revisions I am very pleased with the final cover image. It may just be my attachment to it but, I think its beautiful
I have so many people to thank in helping get this book out and the biggest thanks has to go to my mom. I have to admit, spelling and grammar have never been my strong points and if there is a typo hiding somewhere in those 60,000 words it almost deserves to be there due to its astonishing elusiveness from my dear mother and other editors (Rebbecca Rousseau and Jennifer Boettcher). I was also very thankful to get some great reviews from some very respected athletes such as Chris Solinsky (Wisconsin running legend and first non-African to brake 27 min for the 10k, Lisa Smith-Batchen, who has so many ultra running career highlights its a little hard to believe. Also Roy Pirrung who has won an unbelievable amount of extreme ultra events and has toed the starting line over 900 times for various distances. I have also been thankful for Dave McGillivrays, director of the Boston Marathon, encouragement throughout the run and for his review the book (I’ll have to get out there to that race of yours some time The last review that I got was from Jonathan Beverly, Editor in Chief over at Running Times magazine. Definitely one of, if not the best running magazine out there. You can read all of their reviews over at the My Book page on my web site.
Well I hope everyone enjoys the book and please leave a message of what you thought of it over on the facebook wall or the My Book Page. Also feel free to order as many as you like. No, honestly as many as you like Christmas presents for everyone! With that I will leave you with a small sneak peak of page 2!