and stretch!

I forgot stretching! i must remind myself to stretch mid run. it’s not a race it’s a training run. stretch mid run and hold that stretch for 15s or more. easy does it but stretch. and stretch right after when still limber. stretch and roll after. roll the calves, ankles, legs and hips. get the adductors, … More and stretch!

100k training plan

I understand that ultimately the best way to train for more distance is logging more miles in training. That said, what’s the next-best thing? I’d like to stay healthy for race day after all…and with work, family time, etc there is a time factor as well. If I can keep up a 50MPW schedule and … More 100k training plan

Fat Glass 50k

…this was a different kind of race. Following the standard beer mile format stretched into a 50k there are six 5.2-mile loops. There is a drunk division and a sober division. To be in the drunk division and eligible for an overall podium finish you have to drink one pint of microbrew before each lap … More Fat Glass 50k

circle trail

  in 2014 i was signed up for my first 50 for the spring of 2015 and i was training hard for it. it was the Prescott circle trail race put on by a group called Solemates. i trained so hard i got a stress fracture but i still wanted to do the 50. it … More circle trail


i can fully trust the board now (the low dive on the east dock) but ive been having trouble remembering the moment between the time the diving board flings me up in the air and the moment i hit the water. it’s a blank…as if nothing happened during that time. now i know something happened … More diving


im not a monster really! i have a peaceful, empathetic soul and treat others with kindness every single day. but it seems like there is an army of folks who have some kind of damage and they are bitter, angry or withdrawn. lady at safeway, ive never seen you before so why do you judge … More Grendel


as I sit here with legs burning I kind of want to write an essay about running races, particularly long and brutal ones that take a long time to heal from. what i am thinking about is that initially a race could be an incentive to get stronger. but does the race itself make you stronger? … More continue

speed and distance

i apologize for not posting much lately. most of my training has been sandwiched in between races and it seems lately i have been still recovering somewhat even when it’s time to think about tapering again. since January, if all works out i will have done 4 ultras in five months: a January 50 miler, … More speed and distance