Tag: Ultramarathon

Over the Hills and Everywhere – Miwok 100k

More like, Miwok 100K  90k. To run an ultramarathon you have to be arrogant enough to believe that you can do it, and stupid enough to try – this is the message my good friend, Claudia Montalban, sent me, which I think has truth in it.  I must be really stupid, because I attempted to

Down By The River – Overlook 100k

I think a lot of the ultra-runners, at least those in my level (or maybe even the fast ones), might be a little crazy.  Yesterday, I attempted to run my first 100k distance trail race, called Overlook 100k.  This race is located in Auburn, California, and follows some of the Western States trails and the

Getting this Monkey Off My Back – A Journey to Auburn, CA: Minel 2, Hills 1

This is a story of a slow-pace marathon runner (finishes a marathon in 5 hours, on average, lately), who strives to be an ultra-runner. The hills got a point in this story, because last year they won over me, so I had to carry over that one.  They won because I allowed them to win

American River Endurance Run 2013 [Photo Blog]

I know that if I write my race report it would be long! So, to save you some time, here it is — my AR50 Race report in a photo diary (click on the photo for a larger version). Enjoy! At AR50 last year (2012), I was defeated by the hills of Auburn, and did

First Ultra – Santa Cruz Trail Run 50k – 8/4/12

This summer, I am determined to officially do an ultra run. I went to Santa Cruz and ran one of the Inside Trail running races. I like this trail running group, they are very friendly people. I started off the run with Dwight Brown, but then he was too fast for me so I only ran