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

Learning to fly: getting started as a runner

I often get asked a lot of questions from people who are interested in running, or interested in returning to running after a long absence. My successful journey as someone who was quite out of shape, with terrible knees, has Continue reading Learning to fly: getting started as a runner

Gear Review: Camelback Arc Quickgrip vs Fuelbelt Sprint

What in the world? A handheld hydration shootout from the guy who hates handhelds? Perhaps “hate” is too strong a word. I go over why I dislike using handhelds here, but the short version is that they are an annoyance Continue reading Gear Review: Camelback Arc Quickgrip vs Fuelbelt Sprint

Gear Review: Luna Sandals Mono

I’m going to write this review with the assumption that you haven’t read Christopher McDougall’s wonderful Born to Run. If you have, you can probably scroll down a bit. If you haven’t go buy it and read it after ordering Continue reading Gear Review: Luna Sandals Mono

Panther Gifts: Dec 10 (socks & kicks)

Whoa, the xmas holiday is fast approaching and I’m sure some folks are scrambling, trying to find stocking stuffers for their crazy running pals. The first item in our list today is fun, weird and almost guaranteed to make your Continue reading Panther Gifts: Dec 10 (socks & kicks)

Panther Gift Guide: Dec 5 (Hydration)

Us humans (even the ones who think we’re panthers) need water to perform properly. That’s just the way it goes. On shorter runs it usually isn’t that important to carry liquid with you, but when you start pushing out (or Continue reading Panther Gift Guide: Dec 5 (Hydration)