How Long Should My Longest Long Run Be?

The most common question I get from beginning marathoners is some version of: ‘How long should my longest long run be?’ The answer? Well, I’ll just put on my lawyer hat and give the answer we lawyers are trained to […]

Puffin Picks: September 2019

I’m in the midst of my grumpiest week of the year. Late September always brings a heat wave to the bay area. Not only is it miserable outside, but inside, my condo becomes an un-air conditioned greenhouse since the sun […]

Drag-n-Fly Half Marathon: Race Recap

Drag-n-Fly Race Recap

Prerace Thoughts Drag-n-Fly (so named because you supposedly drag on the uphills and fly on the downs) is my one time trail running nemesis and boogie man. Now, it’s just a trail monstrosity that I inflict on myself every so often. Read More […]

Skid Row Marathon Movie Review

Photos courtesy of Skid Row Marathon If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you know I’m a runner. If you’re a blog completist who’s gotten into some deep cut posts, you know I’m a (recovering) attorney. One thing I don’t […]

Are You Ultra-Curious?

For the last many years, I’ve been a volunteer coach and pacer for my local running club’s marathon training program. Most of my trainees in this program are first-time marathoners (or born-again first timers- folks who ran a marathon years […]

Puffin Picks August 2019

A little bit of travel this month took me out of my usual routines, but it also gave me a reason to try a new kind of travel pillow and also brought me to the outlet mall for impulse purchases! Note: Some […]

Santa Rosa Marathon Race Recap

Santa Rosa Marathon

Pre-Race Thoughts My running calendar, which somehow found me running a race every weekend in August, caps off with a biggie – pacing the 4:40 pace group at the Santa Rosa Marathon. 4:40 is a faster pace group than I […]

Mendota Bottoms 10 Mile: Race Recap

Mendota Bottoms 10 mile race

A/K/A The Trail-Less Trail Race The Plan My plan was so simple. I knew I was going to be in Minnesota in August visiting my family, so I figured since I’m training for an ultra and would have to run anyway, […]

Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon Race Recap

Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon Race Recap

Pre-Race Thoughts After recently putting together my database of races, I realized that with Saturday’s finish, this will be the race I’ve done the most. It will be my 6th Bear Creek Trail Half. This really surprised me. I really like […]