That is the name of the Monster you have to climb at the start of the BIX 7.  A steep and steady climb of 1/3 mile at 7-9% grade.  That’ll take the starch out of your shorts to be sure.  Unless you train up for it.  We’ve been putting in plenty of hills over the last couple of weeks including 3 X 1000 meter climb out at Chalco Hills this morning.  The first kilometer of the old Monster Dash course is not as steep as Brady St., but it is a tad bit longer and is a perfect place to do repeats.

A lot of racing action this weekend.  The Columbus Downtown Run Around had the best competition, I’m still searching for official times/results, if anyone has them thanks for a link.  Our mates Eric Rasmussen and Kaci Lickteig took the overall wins, Kaci in 29:52.  James McGown, Tom Nichols, Cory Logsdon, Matt Seiler, and Justin Mollak all were in the first group, I hope to have something soon. Bridget Easley was 2nd overall female.  I’ll keep looking and will update as available.  A great article in the Columbus Telegram “Team Nebraska Dominate 5-Mile Run”,

The Omaha Triathlon was a spectacle yesterday morning.  Well organized by Allan Kohl, I heard nothing but favorable reviews from those competing and cheering.  Gerald Kubiak was 4th overall in the Men’s Olympic Distance (2:17:58), Melissa Kosch was 9th (2:48:16), and Nicole Nelson was 15th (3:01:29), nice debut by Nicole.    There were many other friends from Wednesday evenings and beyond that tackled the tri including Enita Larsen, Amee Reef, Danielle Glavin, Andrew Katsounis, Paul Braunschweiler, Jayci Zakaras, Bob Harris, Sara & Javier Garcia, and more new friends made.  Complete results at

Nice running with Mary Mozier of Boulder, CO  on Saturday morning.  She was in Omaha for her 30th class reunion from Westside.  She is coached by Darren DeReuck, husband of world class athlete Colleen DeReuck.  I go way back with Colleen and Darren.  Turns out Linda Barnhart goes back even further with Mary as they both attended Mary Our Queen back in their elementary school days.  We’ll see the DeReucks in Davenport this coming weekend.