FEAR AND DOUBT ARE A CAVE
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FEAR AND DOUBT ARE A CAVE

 A Hard Winter I’ve had a hell of a winter. A lot of life-changing, life-affirming, and life-questioning events. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, but as usual I am my own worst enemy. My inner monologue the loudest voice among the crowd. I took a trip down through the Central Coast … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

2017 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 Mile Race Report
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2017 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 Mile Race Report

A New Year, A New Adventure I knew I wanted to start my year off with a good strong race, especially one I had not run before in a place I had not spent a lot of time. I love Sonoma, Folsom, Auburn, the Sierras, and the rest of the Great Golden State, but I … Continue reading

East Coast Wanderings & Hell Hath No Hurry 50K – Getting ready for a taste of hell
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East Coast Wanderings & Hell Hath No Hurry 50K – Getting ready for a taste of hell

…It had been 12 years since the last time I been up there, long before I was who I am now, and certainly before I was a runner. The mixed memories of my youth left me with a view that was grander than what lay before me. It was a sublime moment of reflection. Our memories of the past are often minimal when seen through the eyes our future selves…. Continue reading