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 […]

American River 50 Mile Endurance Run Race Recap 

American River 50

Fair warning: this race was huge for me and I have thoughts. This recap is slightly epic… settle in… I’ve retold this story several times, but I’ll recap it here (again). Running a 50-mile race was never something I’d considered […]

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 […]

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 […]