Texas Trail Running Festival

Texas Trail Running Festival was held on June 4-6, in Krause Springs (a private property open to the public), in Spicewood, TX. This was a fun race, with live music from a band at the start/finish line area. The course is ~6.7 mile loop (modified for the 5k/10k) and had distances from 5k to a

First Multi-Sport since the Pandemic started

I did an Aquathlon!  It’s too early to start riding, so I opted for the swim-run division at Cal Tri Austin, held last April 25th.  The race was at Pflugerville Lake, about 30 minute drive from my house.  It was a small race.  The day was perfect – nice calm waters, spaced-out transition area, and

Running in Marin Headlands… Good to be back!

I’m amazed with what the human body can do. Many of my friends know that I run ultra-distances. Well, I have crazier friends who push their bodies’ limits. This past weekend, I helped my friend complete her ‘practice, supported’ 150 mile run/hike through the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, CA. It was a wonderful experience. We

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,