Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 13

Oregon Coast 50 training week 13

My admittedly slightly insane racing month of August continues. Up this week: Golden State 35k. This month has been a good example of why you should review your calendar in its entirety before registering for races. None of my races […]

Why You Need To Do A Race Postmortem

Race post Race post mortemmortem

If I’m training for a big race, I pretty much always have (and follow) a training plan (I am a type-A planner after all). I also usually have (and follow) some type of race plan. Historically (read: before I started this […]

Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon: Race Recap

This is my 4th time doing the Bear Creek Half Marathon in Briones Regional Park. It is one of my favorite trail races and during the run, I was trying to figure out why it’s one of my favorites. It isn’t the […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 12

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap

This is the first of three race weekends in a row. First up, my fourth outing at the Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon. Read Prior Recaps Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap My Training Goals Run one new route every week […]

Puffin Picks 8.10

My picks this week largely reflect how often I’m hitting the trails. There are dangers on the trail: poison oak, darkness, and parking lot fees! Read prior Puffin Picks posts. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I […]

The 7 Deadly Sins As Told By Runners

7 deadly sins as told by runners

After a recent re-watch of Hannibal (the NBC show based on the Thomas Harris books, not the terrible movie) I got thinking about the 7 deadly sins since in the third season, Hannibal talks a lot about Dante, The Devine Comedy, […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 11

Oregon Coast 50k training recap week 11

This was a week of solid (but uneventful) runs. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, while this may not make for the most exciting reading or recapping in the world (I do know how to sell my […]

Training For A Marathon vs. Running A Marathon

Training For a marathon running a marathon

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up. -Rich Froning, Jr. When writing first drafts of blog posts, I tend to use the phrases ‘running a marathon’ and ‘training for a marathon’ […]

Pacifica 30k: Race Recap

Prerace Thoughts Pacifica is another race (like Salt Point) that I’m treating as a training run with a bib number more than a race. Even so, I hesitated a bit before I registered. A 30k that climbs almost 4000 feet? Did […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 10

oregon coast 50k recap 10

This was another race-as-training-run week as I prepare for the Pacifica 30k. My focus of the week was to keep my mindset in check and try to not freak about the really tough course. I may have veered too far […]