The Road to 100

I may have officially gone crazy.  I registered for my first 100-mile trail race.  It will be Javelina Jundred, this October, in Fountain Hills, Arizona (near Scottsdale).  I never said I was not going to do one, I kept the option open.  Now that I have completed my triathlon race this year, I’m ready to

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3

I thought I was never going to do another “half-ironman” distance triathlon, after the undesirable experience at IM Santa Cruz 70.3 three years ago (2016).  I found myself back at training then racing another one of these half-ironman triathlons.  I completed my third 70.3 distance triathlon at Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3, last Saturday July 27th,

Mt Um 52k: A race to start the 2018 season of racing

Finishing a race is always an accomplishment, knowing that my training paid off.  The feeling I get after doing a good race is always satisfying and rewarding.  I did Mt. Umunhum 52k yesterday, a race that took us through the Santa Cruz mountains along the Almaden Quicksilver and Sierra Azul open space preserves/ parks.  The

Quicksilver 100km trail run

They were not kidding when they say, “Running with mountain lions since 1983.”  I am talking about the Quicksilver Running Club, the organization that put together the Quicksilver 50km/100km trail race last Saturday, May 12th.  I got my money’s worth for the race fees, as it is a well-run event.  In addition to all the

AR 50 – race day: April 1st This is not a Joke.

I just realized that this was only the 3rd time I’ve ever raced a 50 miler, and all of them were at this American River 50 mile run.  The goal initially for this race is:  stretch goal = sub-11 hours; reality goal = 11:30; finish = finish within cutoff (14 hours).  I was feeling great