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



Women’s Clay Extravaganza

I had my first experience of a shooting competition this weekend, a different athletic event than my usual running and triathlon.  I’m very impressed with the caliber/skills, and the diversity in age of the women in this event.  This annual event, Women’s Clay Extravaganza, is organized by A Girl and A Gun, a women’s shooting



A Memorable Time in the PNW: The Bigfoot 200 Experience

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” ― John Bingham My friend participated at Bigfoot 200, a footrace that takes one through beautiful forests, majestic mountains, and dangerous lava fields and volcanoes, in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).  I have written this report from the viewpoint of



Pacing at Tahoe Rim Trail 100 – 7/17/2021

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 miler is a footrace that takes runners around Lake Tahoe and the ski mountains in the area.  This race advertises that the course will give you a glimpse of heaven, and a taste of hell.  They were not kidding when they say this.  The course wraps around parts of Lake Tahoe



Aye Aye, Captain!

Last Saturday, June 26th, I ran the Capt’n Karl 30k in Pedernales Falls. The park is located about 50 miles west of Austin, TX. We started our race at about 6:30 pm. In TX during these summer days, the weather was 93F at night, at least for a couple of hours during our race, till