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 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

Run Till You Die
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Run Till You Die

Run Till You Die This is terrible advice. Then again… the alternative is worse. “I can’t do that.” I hate hearing “I could never do that! Its way farther than I could run.” Maybe they’ll talk about a 10k, a half marathon or even a marathon they’re training for…months down the road. Coach Travis, and … Continue reading

Embrace the Mud – 2017 Grizzly Peak 50K Race Report
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Embrace the Mud – 2017 Grizzly Peak 50K Race Report

Around the beginning of April, my wife and I were expecting the arrival of our second bundle of 3 am feedings and diaper changes, but madness still called my name. If I don’t run I go bonkers, the Siren’s call of the trail beckoned. Liz had run the Coastal Trail Run Big Basin 50K last … Continue reading

I Ran A Half Marathon Today With Someone Else’s Bib.
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I Ran A Half Marathon Today With Someone Else’s Bib.

That’s right. I said it. I’m a Dirty Bib Pirate. This is my first time as a DBP, but I am not ashamed. On Friday night, I got a text from a friend. His son was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was due to start treatment on Monday, and his nephew was being taken off life support after … Continue reading