Category: Race Reports

Ironman Arizona, my first attempt

It was quite an experience training for and participating in an Ironman race.  I never thought I would sign up for one, but last Sunday, November 20th, 2022, I attempted my first full Ironman race (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).  I had a lot of anxiety before the race but was fine when I

Kerrville Triathlon Festival

On Sunday Sept 25th, I completed my 4th half-Ironman distance at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.  It has been 3 years since the last time I did this distance, but I am training this year for longer triathlons, hence the need to practice in races like this.  Kerrville is not an IRONMAN branded race, which I

Bandera 100km – I may have hit rock bottom

“No whiners, wimps, or wusses. A trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites.” Tejas Trails, Bandera Trail Races website. The above statement is accurate; I ran the 50k race last year and experienced that rugged and brutal terrain and beauty.  I swore I would never come back and do this

Brazos Bend 50 mile run

I ran the 50-miler at Brazos Bend 100 (BB100) on Saturday December 4th.  BB100 is what the race company calls the event, including having that event name on the medal, even if there are other shorter distances; we have the same medals for all events (also had 50miler, 26.2 miles, and 13.1 miles distances, in

Pass the baton! Ragnar Relays Trail Edition

In all my years of running – road racing, trails, and ultras – I have never ran a Ragnar Relay race… till now. My team ran Ragnar Relays TX trail edition, in Comfort, TX this past weekend.  This is when I truly saw that running is not always an individual sport. Our team pushed hard