Category: Race Reports

Bandera 50k – January 10, 2021

Bandera 50k will go down in my books as the toughest and longest 50k I have ever done. Tejas Trails (the race company) was not joking when they described this as ‘a trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites.‘ On top of the already challenging rugged terrain, Mother Nature made

The Circus 30k – At the McKinney Roughs in Bastrop, TX

The Circus 30k, what can I say, it didn’t disappoint, and it was worth the drive. This is another live race near Austin that I participated in, a small race with various distances: 12 hr, 30k, and 10k. This was my practice race in preparation for Bandera 50k. The 30k had 3 loops: 7-mile loop,

Hill Country Trivium

Since this pandemic started, I have been itching to do a live race, not virtual.  Back in CA there are no live races.  But now we have moved to TX, there are few opportunities to race live, but of course, still following safety protocols.  I signed up for this local race in Marble Falls (45-minute

Yeti 24 Hour Ultra Challenge – 50-mile Edition

I finally finished the Yeti 50 mile challenge, part of the Yeti ultra 24-hour challenge series. For this one, I ran 8.35 miles every 4 hours for 24 hours.  Even if I have done ultras and 50 mile races before, it was still daunting, but I did it.  3 of the runs were on the

#LimitlessChallenge Virtual Racing: 1 week of Vertical Climbing

Yesterday, I completed the #LimitlessChallenge.  This was a week-long vertical challenge endurance adventure, ran by Aravaipa Running / Run Steep Get High team in Arizona.  For 7 days, participants test their limits by reaching any of the 6 levels of heights, representing the elevation of different mountains (and the Empire State Bldg, for Level1).  You