Puffin Picks February 2019

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My training for the American River 50 miler is really kicking into gear, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that half of my picks are post-run picks. Read prior Puffin Picks posts. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate […]

Running Gear: Needs vs. Nice To Haves

Running Gear

They say running is a cheap sport, but anyone who has priced out a new pair of running shoes knows that isn’t the case. What is true of running is it’s as complicated (and expensive) as you want to make it. I […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 2

American River 50 recap week 2

Week 2 of (officially) training for the American River 50 miler (AR50). This week was a rainy one for us here in the Bay Area and I was reminded of how out of practice I am running in the rain. […]

Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Running

Life Lessons From Running

Lots of running makes you a better runner. That (hopefully) is obvious. But lots of running will teach you lots of other stuff, including life lessons that will make you a better person in all areas of your life. Life […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 1

American River 50 Recap 1

This is my first week of official and focused training for the American River 50 Mile Race (AR50). I reviewed many 50-mile training plans this week and found they all vary wildly. Some aren’t that much more mileage than a […]

Well That Was Unexpected…

American River 50 mile kick off

I’m the first to admit my training through the winter has been a little lackluster. I’m a coach and pacer for my running club’s marathon training program, and I’ll be a pacer for the Oakland Marathon, but I’m not thinking […]

Mistakes That Can Derail Your Running Goals

Mistakes that can derail your running goals

There is no shortage of books and blog posts on goal setting. On this blog alone I’ve written any number of times about goal setting for runners – about setting your goal, making sure your goals are realistic, tweaking bad running […]

Getting (metaphorically) Lost On The Trail

Getting metaphorically lost on the trail

I love trail running. It combines my love of the outdoors, nature, observation, and running – all into one. Some of the most amazing and beautiful sights I’ve ever seen came on my own two feet while running. The potential […]

Puffin Picks January 2019

Puffin Picks

After a brief holiday hiatus, Puffin Picks are back! These picks are the things making me happy, making me smile, and that I’m loving. It’s usually a combination of running gear, podcasts, and TV shows and movies. Sometimes my picks […]