August 3rd, 2013 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal | Running - (0 Comments)


Raw material, I did make one trace on the rubber as you can see in the picture.

The bottom piece is the top of the sole, while the top rubber piece is the bottom of the soul.

Tracing out my footprint from paper onto the rubber using a pen.

My first try at tying my new huaraches.

Found a video online that provides a slip on/off method, going to try this out for my first run


Another running post

June 2nd, 2013 | Posted by tonyscha in Fitiness | Personal | Running - (0 Comments)

So… Warning this is just another running post. Over the last few weeks I have been pretty busy regards to running. Back on May 18th, I finished my third half marathon in 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 50 seconds which is a new personal best. My goal was to finish with a pace under 10 minutes per mile, which I did with a pace of 9:52. I have been building up my miles and averaged a couple 30 miles per week, even hit a new monthly record of 117 during May. While a 117 miles during a month is what some people do a week, its been a huge accomplishment for me.

I wanted to talk about my new shoes, previously I have been using Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas, but I picked up some new balance minimus MR00 shoes before the half marathon, but I didn’t get them broken in before the half, so I couldn’t use them. Since them I have added some miles to them, and even a long run and I have to admit, I really like them. If you are looking for zero drop minimalistic shoe, I would recommend the minimus. I attached a picture below.

Me running!

My Medal

My new shoes.

2nd Half Marathon Complete

September 3rd, 2012 | Posted by tonyscha in Fitiness | Personal | Running - (0 Comments)

So, I posted about a week ago, that I would be running my second half marathon. I have completed the race, and what a race it was. I did a little more research this race, and did some things differently then last time. I broke up the race into 3 smaller races, 5 miles, 5 miles, and a 5k. One of the other things I did was take more gel packets ( I used the Clif Gels). I think I took 3 during my first half marathon, during this one I took 1 before the race, and 4 during the race (about every 25-30 minutes). I started off at my normal pace and took it very easy the first 5 miles. I was a little worried for the next 5 miles as it was on a gravel trail, however to much my surprise, I had tons of energy and the trail had hardly any rocks, more of a dust trail and it felt awesome on my feet. I posted my splits below for 1 mile paces, but as you can see, around mile 7, I picked up the pace, and ran faster then I probably should have, but pulled some awesome times (Disclaimer my GPS is always a little off, and it stopped recording around mile 11). I finished the race with a Gun time of 2:17:18, chip time of 2:16:53 and pace of 10:28/M. A very successful run, my only worry is improving upon this for the next one! Pictures posted below!

1 1.0 mi 09:18
2 1.0 mi 09:52
3 1.0 mi 09:54
4 1.0 mi 10:40
5 1.0 mi 10:25
6 1.0 mi 10:17
7 1.0 mi 08:42
8 1.0 mi 07:55
9 1.0 mi 08:33
10 1.0 mi 08:53
11 1.0 mi 09:53
12 0.2 mi 10:15
*GPS stopped recording

Start of the race

Mile 13

Right before the finish line.

Post Race

August Update

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

Wow time flies, its the END of summer already. I am not sure where this extremely hot summer went, but I know I have logged some miles (running). I ran a half marathon back in May of this year, well I decided to run another half marathon (New Bo Fest). I believe I am in a little better shape this time around, I have a soft goal shaving off 10 minutes off my total time, which was about 2:34, so hopefully I can pull off a 2:24 half marathon and I will be happy. I did get some new Vibrams five fingers since my other ones were starting to fall apart after approximately 300 miles. Once I complete this, I am planning on running a full marathon in 2013. While the Vibrams are awesome for summer months, I will need to find some winter shoes once the snow starts flying. The Vibrams are not insulated or waterproof.

One of my other goals is to find a technical project to work on it my spare time and post about it. If you have any ideas let me know!

Half Marathon Complete

June 26th, 2012 | Posted by tonyscha in Fitiness | Personal | Running - (1 Comments)

I completed my first half marathon on May 19th, scary I am just getting around to posting about it.

My chip time was 2:33:17 and my gun time was 2:34:05, with a pace of 11:46.

Now all I have to do is find my next challenge.

Growl Prowl 2012

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted by tonyscha in Fitiness | Personal | Running - (0 Comments)

Finished my second race, which was an 8k race. I ran the 8k with a chip time of 49:55 with a pace of 10:06. This was a very quick time for me, as I currently running 12min/miles.

Since there was only 2 people in my division, I actually got a medal too!

I will follow up when I finish my half marathon. Cheer!

2012 Goals

December 30th, 2011 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

Since I am done with grad school now, I have set a goal for myself in 2012 to run a half marathon. This should be fun and challanging goal. I have already started my training, but if you are interested you can follow me on Daily Mile.

First 5k Race

October 3rd, 2009 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

Kayla and I ran our first 5k race on Oct 3rd of 2009. The Growl Prowl was a 5k through Marion, IA.

Here were the results.