Category: Race Reports

Javelina Jundred – First 100-mile Attempt

I did not get a buckle today.  In summary, I did not finish my first #javelinajundred because I decided to drop the race after 95 miles, I didn’t even make it to the next aid station (1.5 mile where we were at that point).  I sat on the side of the trail, my pacer tried

Skyline to the sea marathon – last long run before Javelina!

I signed up for Skyline to the Sea Marathon because 1) it is simply beautiful down at Saratoga gap, Big Basin and all the way down to the beach, and 2) I needed my last long training run/race before Javelina. It was a hot day but most of the course was shaded with trees, so this helped

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