Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 4

Why ‘only’ train for an ultra when you can train for an ultra while testing out not one, but two cross-training/workout apps? This week, I added in 7 days of barre workouts to the 3 day a week core workout […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 3

I feel like I’m finally back into the rhythm of training. This was my first week of back to back long(ish) runs, and I continue to actually do strength/core work. Granted, more than once I did the core work right […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Santa Cruz 30k Trail Race – Race Recap

Santa Cruz 30k Trail Race

Pre-Race Thoughts Santa Cruz will be my first race since the American River 50, which was in April, but which seems like a million years ago. I feel vaguely nervous about this race, but I can’t put my finger on […]