50 Miles, We Meet Again

50 Miles, We Meet Again

I waited a week after my first 50 mile event to register for my next one: Lake Sonoma 50 Mile. Saturday that day arrives. I’ll be running a 50 mile trail race with 10,500′ elevation gain (and an equal amount of loss – see chart below) and several...
Chabot 50k Race Recap

Chabot 50k Race Recap

The night before I started to get a “nervous” feeling. My last attempt at a 50k resulted in a DNF and me bowing out at mile 26.2. With a few ultra distances under my belt, it was nothing new, but the truth is anything can happen out there. It’s you,...
20 Things I Learned on my 50 Mile Race

20 Things I Learned on my 50 Mile Race

Click here to view 20 photos of race day and the course from Weather Channel. This will give you a feel for the elements we faced.    Over the weekend, I finished my first 50-mile race. It was the North Face Endurance Challenge (shortened to 47 miles due to...
North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge: Recap

North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge: Recap

  Race Distance: 50 miles — changed to 47 miles due to weather. Elevation Gain:  10,059 feet — changed to 9,077 feet due to weather. Finish Time: 12 hours 5 minutes 43 seconds First Half: 6 hours, 4 minutes, 55 seconds Second Half: 6 hours, 48 seconds   As...
Finish 26.2, DNF the 50k

Finish 26.2, DNF the 50k

The “Before” and “After” video’s I made can be seen here, but let’s get back to old school blogging: words and photos y’all Officially, I DNF’d the Horseshoe Lake 50k this past weekend, my first time not finishing the...
Horseshoe Lake 50k — Before & After

Horseshoe Lake 50k — Before & After

It’s official… I have shot my first VLOG (a vlog is just what you think it is, a video form of a blog, or video blog — clever name huh?). I really enjoy several other runners that do video blogs (shout out to BananaBuzzBomb, STUFT Mama, and BexLife) and decided...