Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Meet our Run Leaders

Tim Bade helps lead our eleven to twleve minute full group.   His personal goal this year was complete a 100 mile run in less then twenty four hours.  His goal race to was 24 the hard way. He enjoys aspiring runners to help achieve their goals they have set for themselves, whether mental or physical.

Turkey and taturs

This past Sunday I ran Turkey and Taturs for the first time. I knew this race would be challenging due to the rocks, roots, and twisty singletrack. I did not know that the hardest challenge would come from my body, not from the course, but I will get to that later.

The day dawned cool and slightly cloudy...perfect weather for a trail run! I was signed up for the 50k and Brian Hoover promptly set us off at 6:30 am. There was just enough light to see the rocks as the sun was just coming up. The races quickly spread out and I settled into an easy pace with some running buddies. We soon approached the first very well stocked aid station. It was only a few miles in so I just grabbed a couple of pretzels and ate on the run. Right after this it was onto Powerline for the first time. The group quickly separated and I was running alone.

I was feeling well and caught a friend I had met at Pumpkin Holler a few weeks ago. We wended our way around chatting and laughing while the miles rolled by. We reached the aid station at the lower parking lot where Arnold Begay and my wife were in charge. They took my jacket and gloves and I was off again. This was at about 11 miles or so. This was a crucial moment in the race. I was hungry, I felt like I was a little behind on calories, but the fun and slighly competetive nature of our running group kept me moving. Not long after this we arrived at the half way point.

I watched as my running buddies ran through the turn around and I stopped. I momentarily debated dropping from the race. I did not feel well and I had started with hamstrings that were less than ideal. I told a volunteer I was thinking of dropping. She promptly said..."well, only you can make that decision and you are the one eho has to live with it". Hmmm....ok....obviously dropping was no longer possible so I chugged some Gatorade and took off. I quickly caught up to John Nobles. He had rolled his ankle at mile 1 and he was not having the best run. We hung together for about 2 hours. We chatted and enjoyed running together. I joked that this was probably the only time ever I would see the front of him in an ultra!

We had about 6 miles to go and I was feeling a little frisky so John and I parted ways. By some miracle I ran a big portion of powerline...ok...there were some hikers and I wanted to look tough. Ha! I was now about four miles from the finish. I cruised through the last aid station and headed for home. I was pretty sick to my stomach at this point. I actually was not feeling good for the past 2 hours, but I was going down hill pretty quick.

I finally saw the bridge leading to the finish and knew I was less than a minute from finishing. Once I crossed the line Barbara took good care of me. They said I was really pale and looked pretty dehydrated. Miraculously I did not throw up, but I probably would have felt better if I had. It took about an hour or so to start feeling good. We hung around, ate, and cheered in the other racers.

This was an awesome event and one I highly recommend! I struggled because I did not listen to my body. I should have taken the time to eat, hydrate, and add some extra body glide!

Chris Owens

Friday, November 1, 2013

Meet our Run Leaders

Larry Smith helps lead our full 10 - 11 minute pace group. His running goals include just having fun and encourgaing others.  He is training for Bass Pro marathon and route 66 half marathon. He just enjoys people and likes the way RunnersWorld meets you where your at to help achieve your goals.  If you havnt meet and ran with Larry then you need to take the time.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Meet our Run Leaders

Eddie Carden(Rockstar) has been running ever since his ex threw away a perfectly good white boy.  He has ran a dozenish marathons or halves.  His goals are to lose a toenail, perfect his award winning calves and smoke his competitors. His goal race this year was Pumkin Holler, but I think he didnt make that race this year.  Ed wanted to be a run leader because Kathy gave him something and he felt that needed to be paid forward. He leads the 10 - 11 half group.

Long Run

The leafs are turning and the nights are longer and the world is just cooling down...  Which means all of us who have trained hard during the sweltering heat are getting faster and running longer.  There are several great races coming up.  The number one being the Half and half, if you haven't check it out its 1/2 road 1/2 trail and has the best bling of any race out there, or at least its a very close runner up. 

But its definitely my favorite time of the year to run long.  This weekend is the Mock Marathon so all of you who have trained hard for Route 66, have a practice stab at the route. Come join us! If not just enjoy the cooler temps and run long.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Witch & Moan

Our third annual Witch and Moan family 5k was another hit!  It was great to see all the Kiddos in their costumes.  WE had blast with the costume contest, the trick or treat zone and the 1 mile, 5k and haunted wood runs! 

The kids had a donut grabbing contest and pumpkin mock up, along with running either the 1 mile or 5k all while getting candy.  If you missed out, we give prizes to age catergoeries for the best costume.  And to our volunteers we give a cash prize to best trick or treat zone.  So if your up to either challenge come out and play with us next year!!

2013 Trick or Treat Zone Winners: THE BRANDT FAMILY CIRCUS

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tulsa Run

It was great to see all of you out there with the ten thousand!  Great turn out!  Not so great water stops.  I dont know about you all but we didnt get any water for six miles. But we had blast anyway! Thanks for sportn our shirts!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Meet our Run Leaders

Edward Snow co leads our ten - eleven minute full marathoners.  His goal is to finish races!  He trained for the pikes peak double, Chicago and Route 66 this year.  His main passion is to help encourage others to achieve their goals.  If you haven't met Ed you haven't had the one and only Badger Experience.


We now have the Altra Provision 1.5 on the shelves.  Come check out Zero Drop footwear!  Who knew zero drop didn't have to be minimal?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Meet our run leaders

Nikky Owens leads our half marathon ten to eleven minute group. She has run one full marathon and four half marathons. Her goals are to finish another full, complete a tough Mudder and possibly even an ultra marathon. She Love, Love, Loves running and helping others train.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Meet our Run Leaders

Patty Powell helps lead our nine to ten minute full marathon group with Terry. She has been one of long term run leaders, and is in the process of running a marathon in each of the 50 states, she also hopes to qualify for boston. She is training this year to run Omaha, Connecticut and Rhode Island marathons. She enjoys sharing her love of running with others while helping the newbies accomplish their goals.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New in Today

We now have two and three dollar throw away gloves back in the store for the winter!

Meet our run Leaders

Barbara Pinkerton leads our nine to ten minute half marathon group. Barbara has quite a background in endurance events from finishing an Ironman to running fifty miles. Her personal goals are to finish a full marathon under four hours and complete another fifty mile or hundred kilometer trail run. She loves to run and encourage others to meet their goals and at least to get as excited as she is about running. Go RunnersWorld! Embrace the Suck!


Its an amazing day to run! Come Join us for a run from the store!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Meet our Run Leaders

Terry Biehl Terry helps lead our nine - ten minute pace group. He's been running over twenty years and completed seven full marathons, two half marathons and one fifty miler. His goal this season is complete a 4 hour marathon injury free. He enjoys sharing with his group what he learned about running and giving his group motivation to push through. Thanks Terry for all your hard earned and grueling miles!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Early Morning Runs

Its so early. But the few and faithful are here with us running on this cold damp miserably early Tuesday Morning. Come race day they will know what its like to overcome a wide varitey of discomfort to achieve thier own personal goal. Why, you ask? Often race is this picture perfect event, it could be rainy, overcast, overhot, or just super cold. Sometimes races start in the wee hours of the morning. We, the few, who are truly dedicated to teaching our bodies to perform need to run at different times, run in the rain, the cold, a blizzard or an inferno. Doing the unexpected prepares us for race day and all the surprises it can hold. So dont forget there is a group that meets here at the store at 5:20am to run by 5:30 on Tuesday mornings. See you next time, and remember just RUN.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rainy Day give away

If you mention this post and buy a new pair of running shoes $100 or over we will give you a free pair of socks with your purchase.

Meet Our Run Leaders

Run Leader Bio 9 minute and Under Half Marathon Route 66 Training Todd M. Todd has been running over tweleve years and brings a lot of experience to our nine minute and under half marathon group. His goal for this year is a route 66 half marathon at an hour and forty-five minutes. He throughly enjoys running and helping others achieve thier goals. If you havent meet Todd go out of your way to chat with him, he is full of secret knowledge about getting the most candy from the Tulsa Run!

Monday, March 25, 2013

2013 Prairie Spirit 50/100 Miler

Multiple runners from Tulsa went to the Prairie Spirit Trail 100 & 50 Mile Ultra Races. The race was called due to life-threatening weather, and we are proud of everyone that even made the attempt! Check out the FINISHER RESULTS. For those interested in running next year, visit the website. - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Finally, the final standings are posted from the Coastal Challenge. News of our runners was non-existent for Day 4 and 5, but we did not miss anything. None of our group started those days. I do not know the details--maybe they just kicked back and enjoyed the beach. But Kathy, Dee, Derk, and Barbara ran the last day in a respectable 5:44 staying together as a group. I am sure Facebook will be blissfully flooded with pics and reports when they get back on US soil. I've heard that phone usage in Costa Rica--if and when they have a signal--is way expensive. Here's a few more pix of our gang, and then some of the course from Day 6.
Finally, the results. I'm proud of our team. I'm sure they'll have tales to tell for years to come of what no doubt is the hardest thing they've ever taken on. Final results can be found here. The Coastal Challenge website has a lot of details about the race as far as signup, but no current results at all. Maybe they'll post more stuff there later, but I'm not holding my breath. A website called Breathmag has some daily posts and lots of pictures, but mostly about the top three runners.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Coastal Challenge--the first 3 days

From what I could dig up (all from their Facebook Page) Here is a glimpse of what our friends are doing in Central America.
I am guessing this is from day 1. Kathy and Roman look fresh and full of life!
Our gang can be seen in a few places in the first 1:20 of this video. Finally, here are the results of the first three days. Kathy, Roman, and Dee have finished all three days. They are not a threat to win, but they are certainly looking like they'll finish. This is beyond AWESOME!!! Expedition Category (Male) POS. # FIRST NAME LAST NAME COUNTRY STAGE1 STAGE2 STAGE3 1+2+3 1 17 David James USA 2:56 5:01 6:23 14:20 2 64 I. Dris SPAIN 3:42 5:01 7:01 15:44 3 67 Henry Monestel COSTA RICA 3:46 6:23 7:36 17:45 4 47 Jose Lopez COSTA RICA 3:46 6:46 7:37 18:09 5 56 Marcelo Jimenez COSTA RICA 4:16 7:18 8:47 20:21 6 49 Diego Herrera COSTA RICA 5:35 7:07 8:05 20:47 7 53 E. Noguera SPAIN 4:35 7:16 9:07 20:58 8 54 S. Boro SPAIN 4:35 7:16 9:07 20:58 9 58 Ernesto Jimenez COSTA 4:39 7:17 9:02 20:58 10 26 Chance Lunsford USA 4:24 7:10 9:49 21:23 11 62 M. Matyazic USA 5:18 7:32 8:36 21:26 12 43 Donald Peterson CANADA 5:06 7:47 8:46 21:39 13 45 Gilson Canella COSTA RICA 5:01 7:23 9:23 21:47 14 55 Benjamin Aronson COSTA RICA 5:59 7:48 8:14 22:01 15 8 Jerome Lourme USA 5:18 8:00 9:30 22:48 16 11 Graham Snowden CANADA 4:54 8:05 10:01 23:00 17 38 Rob Harsh USA 5:14 8:30 9:23 23:07 18 16 Shawn McNaughton CANADA 5:14 8:31 9:23 23:08 19 48 Olger Batrez COSTA RICA 4:50 8:24 10:01 23:15 20 15 Pavel Stepczynski CANADA 4:53 8:45 10:01 23:39 21 20 Jonas Ekstam SWEDEN 5:32 9:16 10:13 25:01:00 22 42 Brent Bishop CANADA 5:33 8:30 11:41 25:44:00 23 51 Nathaniel Lowe USA 5:42 8:43 11:20 25:45:00 24 40 Bruce Moore CANADA 6:05 9:36 11:42 27:23:00 25 27 Cris Valladares USA 6:42 10:45 10:01 27:28:00 26 31 Paul Selecky USA 6:31 9:52 11:14 27:37:00 27 30 Mike Vovk USA 7:32 11:18 11:14 30:04:00 28 21 Richard Broyles USA 8:01 12:08 12:24 32:33:00 32 Darren Slotsve USA 7:13 11:34 DNF 24 Derk Pinkerton USA 6:47 10:45 DNF 66 Bruce Wylde CANADA 5:33 DNS 11:35 Expedition Category (Female) POS. # FIRST NAME LAST NAME COUNTRY STAGE1 STAGE2 STAGE3 1+2+3 1 46 Tricia Perez COSTA RICA 4:37 7:26 9:13 21:16 2 39 Angela Meyer USA 5:14 7:36 8:50 21:40 3 6 Irene Hale USA 4:51 7:49 9:05 21:45 4 14 Gemma Slaughter CANADA 4:48 7:36 9:23 21:47 5 35 Kami Holtz USA 5:35 8:12 10:53 24:40:00 6 36 Pam Nielsen USA 5:35 8:12 10:53 24:40:00 7 37 Helen Lavin USA 5:35 8:12 10:53 24:40:00 8 41 Sandra McKellar CANADA 5:33 9:36 11:42 26:51:00 9 10 Astrid Vaulks NETHERLANDS 6:00 9:17 12:13 27:30:00 10 59 Mila Ballester COSTA RICA 6:01 10:39 11:51 28:31:00 11 18 Marissa Cepelinski CANADA 5:36 11:04 12:11 28:51:00 12 22 Deanne Deatherage USA 6:42 10:57 12:59 30:38:00 13 28 Gina Spencer USA 6:57 11:34 12:32 31:03:00 14 25 Kathy Hoover USA 8:01 11:42 11:52 31:35:00 15 33 Angela Gaudino USA 7:13 11:34 12:55 31:42:00 23 Barbara Pinkerton USA 6:47 10:45 DNF 7 Shari White USA 4:49 8:00 OUT OF RACE 60 Ligia Madrigal COSTA RICA 4:50 DNF OUT OF RACE

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Coastal Challenge 225-250K Rain Forest Expedition Run

Good luck to ultra-runners Roman Broyles, Derk & Barbara Pinkerton, and Kathy Hoover on their Coastal Challenge Rain Forest Expedition Run. They leave this Friday Feb. 1st for a 6-day adventure run through Costa Rica's mountains and tropical jungles. While they will be camping and sleeping every night, it's still a 225K + (139+ mile) race that will be run over 6 days! Keep checking back for updates and pictures. Visit the Coastal Challenge website for more information: