Race Recap: Golden State 35k Trail Race

Golden State 35k

Prerace Thoughts This is the first race in a really long time where I have no idea what to expect. Most of the trail races I’ve done in the last year or so are either races I’ve done before or where I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salt Point 26K Trail Race : Race Recap

Salt Point 26k Race Recap

I’d never heard of Salt Point State Park before I first did this race a few years ago, and it has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s Northern California trail running at its best – redwood forests, the crashing […]

Oakland Marathon 2018: Race Recap

Oakland Marathon

Marathon #28 (my third full marathon as a pacer) is in the books! It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster leading up to the race, and race day was filled with the mental math required to finish the […]

Event Recap: Mindfulness And The Endurance Athlete

Minfulness and the endurance athlete

Last week, I attended a seminar ‘Mindfulness and the Endurance Athlete,’ held at GU Headquarters in Berkeley. The presentation was given by Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase, athletes and ocean advocates. Read more about their foundation and what they do. Listen to […]

The Brazen 2-Year Marathon 2017-2018

2 Year Marathon Recap

I know going in, this may not be my smartest idea ever. I’m a coach and pacer for the Oakland Marathon training program. We do our long group runs on Saturday. On Saturday the 30th, we are scheduled to run […]

2017: My Year In Running 

2017 Year In Running

With 2017 coming to a close, I’ve been looking back at my year in running. As I was going through my medals, I was surprised at how few I had. I feel like I ran more races than I actually […]

That Damn Run Trail Half Marathon: Race Recap

That Damn Run

I did That Damn Run a few years ago and remembered liking it, although I didn’t remember many specifics, only that I liked (and still like) the shirt and the name of it makes me chuckle. It’s held at Cool, California, […]