Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 17

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap wk 17

As this week began, I had a pretty quiet weekend planned. I was going to run the Drag-n-Fly trail half marathon on Saturday, but other than that, my schedule was open. But as the week went on, I got a […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 16

Overgrown trees shading a trail

Ahh, that point in training when running simply takes over your life. 10 miles on a Wednesday? 23 on Saturday? I can only make myself get up super early for runs when we are in the midst of a heat wave, […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 15

Pier over the ocean

I thought I’d avoid the worst of my usual post-marathon funk after last week’s Santa Rosa Marathon. After all, for me, it was only a training run. I was wrong. My heart really wasn’t in it this week. Read Prior Recaps Oregon […]

Race Recap: Santa Rosa Marathon

santa rosa marathon finishers medals

Prerace Thoughts I’ll be a pacer for the 4:53 pace group at the Santa Rosa Marathon (Santa Rosa has many runners aiming for Boston qualifying times, so the pace groups are designed around those times). But ‘4:53’ doesn’t exactly roll off […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 14

Runners on the road, running through a vineyard

It’s yet another race-tastic weekend as I head up to Santa Rosa for the Double Barrel Challenge – running the 5k on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. I decided it wasn’t crazy enough to just run the marathon, […]

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 […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 13

Oregon Coast 50 training week 13

My admittedly slightly insane racing month of August continues. Up this week: Golden State 35k. This month has been a good example of why you should review your calendar in its entirety before registering for races. None of my races […]

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 […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 10

oregon coast 50k recap 10

This was another race-as-training-run week as I prepare for the Pacifica 30k. My focus of the week was to keep my mindset in check and try to not freak about the really tough course. I may have veered too far […]