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

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

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2016 Lake Sonoma 50 – Training the Soul for the Soles

Fast, challenging, scenic, and fantastic. The Lake Sonoma 50 is a popular race, attracting some of the best in the sport. One of the wonderful things about the LS50 is the course allows you to see the leaders as they loop back. Watching them run is staggering. The power they exhibit is intense. Commentators will often use the term “raw power”, but I feel “honed, calibrated, and expertly crafted” best describes the level of performance on display…. Continue reading

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One Crazy Day – The Loco 200 (partial) Race Report

The Pre-ramble I was, then I wasn’t. Then I was again. Then I wasn’t. The Loco 200 Relay was something I first stumbled upon months ago one night on Facebook. I struck up a conversation with the RD about building a team and I played with the idea on and off for a while. It … Continue reading

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I’m going to need more gels….

This is a big year for me. It’s exciting…and a little terrifying. The last year was filled with trials and tribulations and to some degree, literally. There were a few large personal hurdles that I had to face and with friends, family, time, money, and a lot of “therapy miles”; I made it through. Life … Continue reading

Winged Ling

Running is….

…Time to yourself Who ever said you can’t Run from your problems…  Running provides the perfect escape from all of life’s ups and downs. Work, family, finances…there are a million and one origins for stress. Some bring about good stress, others bring about bad. Stress can pile up and personal fitness can be neglected, but disregarding these … Continue reading

Winged Ling

Run from your problems

Run from you problems. That is usually the opposite of what people say to do on the face of adversity. They’re wrong. Well, sometimes. A person of strong character should, and often does face their problems without shifting responsibility. However, sometimes a quick reaction is not always the most prudent. It is often necessary to … Continue reading