Maybe the third year mother nature would ease up and we all would have an easy-going course? NOPE! The inaugural year brought single digits with a foot of fresh snow, last year we experienced what running in a foot of mashed potatoes for 26.2 miles would be like and this year the wind was added., Read More

Snow changing to sleet then to freezing rain at the start of the race…yup, Yankee Springs Winter Challenge was going to live up to its name this year! Leading up to race day I was uncertain how I wanted to tackle the run as I haven’t truly put in the long runs since the, Read More

  You may have been wondering where has VanLoo been lately or why haven’t you seen any race news since Dances with Dirt Hell? Well after an amazing year of adventures I’ve decided to take a little break from the long weekly miles and start to focus on ‘rebooting the system’.

I added the Grand Rapids Groundhog Marathon event to the ‘to do list’ this year as it fell in line with my training plan plus it was a fun and adventurous race last year.  Last year’s weather was in the single digits and about 2 feet of fresh powder snow.  Fortunately someone drove a, Read More

Over the past month I started toying with making videos with my iPhone and iMovie.  It’s amazing how much editing you can do from your mobile device.  After capturing some video I thought it would be cool to take the camera on the road for some of my races this year as the Dances, Read More