Oregon Coast 50k – Race Recap

Oregon Coast 50k

Pre-Race Thoughts Goal Generally speaking, the bigger the race, the less likely I am to set specific goals. I know that seems backward. It probably makes more sense to get super specific for ‘A’ races since they are the focus of […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 20

At long last, my last training recap! I feel like this ultra training simultaneously went on forever, and was over in the blink of an eye. While anything can still happen on race day, I’m shocked (and pleased) at how […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 19

Trail runners with a cow

This was the first week of my ultra taper. While it was a step back from last week’s nearly 60-mile running extravaganza, it didn’t feel like much of a taper. I’m finding it hard to believe running over 40 miles […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 18

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap Week 18

At long last – my peak ultra training week! I ran nearly 60 miles this week, which is a lot of miles for anyone, but when you are a slower runner like me, it all but takes over your life. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 12

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap

This is the first of three race weekends in a row. First up, my fourth outing at the Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon. Read Prior Recaps Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap My Training Goals Run one new route every week […]