Oakland Marathon: Race Recap

Oakland Marathon 2019 Recap

Oakland Marathon: Pre-Race Thoughts At the end of last year’s Oakland Marathon, I said it was kinda bittersweet because it was likely my last Oakland Marathon. They had done several things in the weeks before the race (and on race […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 7

american river 50 training recap week 7

It’s Oakland Marathon week! What was (3 months ago) my end training goal is now just a training run en route to the bigger goal that appeared, out of nowhere, 2 months ago. Read Prior Recaps American River 50 Mile […]

Puffin Picks March

Puffin Picks March 2019

With my training mileage really ramping up, I’ve been super happy I found an app that pays me cash to run… Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I may be compensated if you purchase items or click […]

Skills You Develop Running In Place

Benefits of treadmill runs

Many runners (myself included) view the treadmill as a necessary evil. It may have its place when it’s dark and rainy out, but otherwise? The treadmill is to be avoided at all costs… I mean, the thing was originally developed […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 6

american river 50 training recap week 6

I’ll confess, I have no idea how my training is going. I know my runs have been feeling great (yeah!), but is that enough to prepare me for race day? I have no idea. How many miles should I be […]

Checking In With Yourself Midrun

midrun check in

Even if you started your run with the best form, the best mindset, and the best plan for fuel and hydration, things can start to slide after a few miles. It’s important to check in with yourself occasionally midrun. This […]

I’ve Registered, Now What?

Registered for your first race

Maybe you’ve signed up for a race you’ve always wanted to do and the stars finally aligned to allow you to do it. Maybe you registered for the local half marathon on a whim. You’ve registered for the race…now what? […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 5

american river 50 mile training recap wk 5

I’m at my best when my runs are part of a routine. This was not the case this week. In lieu of two really long back-to-back training runs (which wouldn’t work in my schedule due to already made commitments), last […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 4

american river 50

The question I pondered this weekend – Can a Saturday be considered a ‘lazy Saturday’ if ends in me running 10 miles? Read Prior Recaps American River 50 Training Goals Strength train two times a week Yoga once a week […]