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 […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 5

american river 50 mile training recap wk 5

I’m at my best when my runs are part of a routine. This was not the case this week. In lieu of two really long back-to-back training runs (which wouldn’t work in my schedule due to already made commitments), last […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 4

american river 50

The question I pondered this weekend – Can a Saturday be considered a ‘lazy Saturday’ if ends in me running 10 miles? Read Prior Recaps American River 50 Training Goals Strength train two times a week Yoga once a week […]

American River 50 Mile Training Recap: Week 3

American River 50 Training Recap week 3

This week was remarkably unremarkable – I did my runs, felt pretty good, and had only one negative mental spiral. Read Prior Recaps American River 50 Mile Training Recap Training Goals Strength train two times a week Yoga once a […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 2

American River 50 recap week 2

Week 2 of (officially) training for the American River 50 miler (AR50). This week was a rainy one for us here in the Bay Area and I was reminded of how out of practice I am running in the rain. […]