My 10th Long Distance Relay


What is a Long Distance Relay? It’s a whole lot of crazy, is what it is. About 30 hours of crazy on average. However, over the past 4 years it seems I’ve returned, at least 9 times, to the crazy and I’m about to do it again this weekend. Here are the overnight relays I’ve… [Read More]

Running VIP in Oregon Wine Country


Last Saturday I completed my 2nd half marathon post-injury and, well, just let that photo above be an indication to you how pleased I am. I didn’t even think about my foot once during the run. I was too busy looking for the right photographer to capture this move: Cartwheels around mile 10. I may not… [Read More]

All About Cascade Lakes Relay


Between the MONSTER mosquitos, flat tires, huge elevation gain, and crazy moose antlers, this has to go down as one of my most memorable long distance relays ever. 187 teams completed the 216.6 mile relay, making Cascade Lakes the largest running event in Central Oregon. Here is my experience with the event, one of the most challenging relays I’ve done,… [Read More]

My Bad Luck 5K


I’m not big on fireworks, but for the 4th of July I like to run a 5k. Preferably one that takes advantage of a parade route so that I can glean extra energy from a cheering crowd. I run faster to applause. The problem is, I think I have bad luck at 4th of July 5ks. The first… [Read More]

2015 Special Events and Races


[NOTE: My Twitter/Instagram socials have updated to @CoachHenness] Well, I have to say it feels good to “be back”. Back to feeling like a runner. Back to having races on the calendar. It feels good to have some scary distance events to train for. It feels great to have some shorter, fun events dotting the… [Read More]

Temecula Wine Country Half Recap


So I moved to Oregon a few weeks ago. And of course winter blew in with a flurry to welcome me back to my home state. If I ever needed a destination race, it was last Friday when I woke up to a frozen driveway and had to cancel an important work event. So Friday… [Read More]

Lake Hodges 15k Mini Recap


Me at the start. Me at the finish. What’s left to say? Last Sunday was the Lake Hodges Trail Fest. It includes a 50k, 15k, 5k and kid’s mile. It’s put on by Paul Jesse of Off Road Pursuits (he does great races). I love to promote his events so he gave me a free… [Read More]

The Ragnar Trail Experience


UPDATE: Here are some of the free photos provided from the event. I just had to dump them in here real quick. Can you believe it? FREE photos!? It’s 4 AM. The moon is high and bright over Vail Lake and the sprawling campsite of tents and easy-ups nestled next to it. Tiny, bobbing lights whirl… [Read More]