Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 2

It usually takes me a few weeks to get back into the rhythm of training; this time around it will apparently be no different. Pretty much everything still got done, just not in the way, or on the day, intended. […]

Dealing with Pre-Race Jitters

In the days before a race, some pre-race jitters and nerves are normal. Whether it’s your first race or your 50th, whether it’s your ‘A’ race of the year or a small neighborhood 5k, a few butterflies or a spinning […]

Puffin Picks – October

Another ultra training cycle is in the books! After a summer filled with long back-to-back runs, earlier this month I finished ultra marathon #3 (marathon/ultra #34) – Skyline to the Sea 50k! Usually the times around a big race are […]

Skyline to the Sea 50k: Race Recap

I’ve done the Skyline to the Sea marathon several times and I love it. I’m in awe of the stunning Northern California scenery as the route winds through the Santa Cruz Mountains, through the redwoods, to (not surprisingly) the Pacific. […]

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 […]