Far and Loafing in Los Olivos

With apologies to Dr. Thompson (The events told here may or may not have happened. The people described may or may not exist. There is only pink, yellow, stripe and blue. That is all any of us need.) Race report: Continue reading Far and Loafing in Los Olivos

Race Report: 2016 La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run

“Tracking paused!” I slowly trudged up a steep, slippery and mostly unmarked (except by bones, cow patties and the occasional ribbon) hill in San Luis Obispo and seriously considered murdering my RunKeeper app as she, once again, passive aggressively suggested Continue reading Race Report: 2016 La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run

Race Report: 2015 Overlook Endurance Runs 50K

I walked into Auburn Running Company on Saturday morning looking like Teddy Roosevelt wearing lederhosen & clown shoes. I was here because, somehow, I’d been gently convinced that I could likely power-hike my way through a 50K in the Auburn Continue reading Race Report: 2015 Overlook Endurance Runs 50K

Race Report: 2014 Shamrock’n Sacramento 1/2 Marathon

So, oddly enough, I’ve never run a road 1/2 before. I ran my first marathon before I managed a road 1/2. And I ran the Lost Trail 1/2 first. This had a rather unfortunately effect. That effect was that I Continue reading Race Report: 2014 Shamrock’n Sacramento 1/2 Marathon

Race Report: California International Marathon 2013

Yesterday I completed my first marathon distance race, and I thought I might share some of my experiences, as well as grading how well CIM ran the event in specific categories. You’ve no doubt already read my pre-race look at Continue reading Race Report: California International Marathon 2013

CIM Expo Overview 2013

I love expos and conventions. I just do. Yeah, half of them are often filled with shucksters and what-not, but the other half is often gold. Today was day one of the CIM (California International Marathon) Expo. Ostensibly, the event Continue reading CIM Expo Overview 2013