Not Your Average Date – The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon
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Not Your Average Date – The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon

Date of Race: 19 Nov 2017 Just a few months after our first child (my fourth) was born, Liz ran her first marathon at the California International Marathon. She nabbed her first ultra with a 50k finish the following summer, and then it was on to baby number two. We welcomed our second child this … Continue reading

Strangers in the Night – Pacing the 2017 Rio Del Lago 100
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Strangers in the Night – Pacing the 2017 Rio Del Lago 100

The call came in via Facebook. Someone I had never met, asking for pacers at the 2017 Rio Del Lago 100 mile event. She was confident of a finish, but wanted the push of a pacer, and the safety of someone else should something go wrong. I signed on the dotted line and that was … Continue reading

Western States Dreams at The 2017 Cuyamaca 100K
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Western States Dreams at The 2017 Cuyamaca 100K

With a heavy heart and rested feet from the Tahoe 200 failure,  I was ready to go for my second big goal of the year: a lotto ticket for the Western States at the Cuyamaca 100K. I had originally signed up for the event hours before Annika was born – sitting in a chair next … Continue reading

2017 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run – on 20 miles of training…a Month
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2017 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run – on 20 miles of training…a Month

The first time I saw the 200 mile distance on Ultrasignup my mind was blown. I still remember it; a picture of Catra Corbett cruising along single track on some mountaintop with Lake Tahoe down in the distance. I had heard of and read about plenty of stage races before, but something about seeing that … Continue reading

2017 Cool Moon 100 Mile….Kilometer….ugh.
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2017 Cool Moon 100 Mile….Kilometer….ugh.

Date of Race: 12 Aug 2017 With the Tahoe 200 in September (of 2017), and no big 100 mile events on my calendar for the year, I knew I needed something to get me moving and ready for my run around the lake. I signed up for the Cool Moon 100 Mile event late in … Continue reading

2017 Hell Hath No Hurry 50K
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2017 Hell Hath No Hurry 50K

Hail to the King, Baby. – Ash More late race reports! Date of Race: 24 June 2017 The later half of June brings many things: My son’s last day of school, Father’s Day, our annual road trip, and of course – the Hell Hath No Hurry 50k Trail Run. After winning 50k race last year, I had … Continue reading

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2017 Armed Forces Half Marathon

Don’t Drink Near a Race Sign-up. Event: Armed Forces Half Marathon Location: Concord, CA Date of event: May 26, 2017 Friday evening, at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, I was sitting at the E.J, Phair Brewery and Restaurant in downtown Concord, watching a lot of smiling, happy faces go to the race sign-up … Continue reading

Silver State 50/50
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Silver State 50/50

Date of Race: 20 May 2017 Date of Report: 17 Jan 2018 —- Link to why this is so late in publishing. TL;DR – Overworked, overwhelmed, spread thin, depression, reinvention, failure, reinvention again. Forward progress. —- If you’re thinking about the Silver State 50/50 – do it. I had heard a lot of positive things … Continue reading

2017 Rina’s Run Half Marathon Race Report (Now the Ripon’s Run Half!)
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2017 Rina’s Run Half Marathon Race Report (Now the Ripon’s Run Half!)

UPDATE : STARTING 2018 THIS IS NOW CALLED THE ‘RIPON’S RUN HALF MARATHON’. The entire pacing crew from 2017 was invited back, myself included, but I will not be able to make it for 2018. I wish!  Before I even toed the line at my first pacing event, I signed up for my second…. With … Continue reading

2017 Reno5000 Downtown River Run Marathon Race Report
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2017 Reno5000 Downtown River Run Marathon Race Report

All (My) Eggs in One Basket Earlier this spring, I saw a Facebook post seeking for pacers for a road half marathon outside of Sacramento. I sent the coordinator an email, my Strava results including my 1:32 half marathon. I explained I spent most of my time on trails, where times and distances are different, … Continue reading