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The North Face 50 Mile Championships Race Report

wow… 50 milers are hard. I started this post the sunday morning after the race at 6:45 am after one of the worst nights of sleep I’ve had in a long time. Every part of my body ached… but in a very satisfying way. Our trip up north was rad. Maggie and I rented a little studio in Mill Valley and had a lot of fun checking out some killer restaurants and cafes. We also got to hang out with my good friend Brad quite a bit and meet his girlfriend. Traveling just to race doesn’t have much interest to… Read more →

unmanaged expectations

it’s race week and i’m more than ready to toe the line. I’m for sure excited to race and test myself but also ready to dial things back a bit. To be honest… i hate the timing of this race. I really don’t like to do any racing or real training between Thanksgiving and New Years. I’m not sick of running, not by any means, but I’m ready run with a little less focus and embrace the holiday/party season without a 50 mile race looming over my head. In the field that I’m in (network engineering) the phrase “managing expectations”… Read more →

Patient Progress

First of all… Thanks to everybody who left comments and for sending Maggie and I messages last week. we couldn’t be more excited about all of this. secondly… Happy Thanksgiving! In my world I have tons to be thankful for, more than ever, and Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday. The North Face 50 miler is now less than 2 weeks away and I’m definitely starting to build up some nervous energy and already have butterflies in my stomach when i think about toeing the starting line. It’s been a while since I’ve had that feeling for a race….… Read more →

more than ready

Over the years this blog has been mostly about my racing and training with some side notes of what’s going on in my “real” life. From a racing and training standpoint the last two years have consisted of a lot of ups and downs. I’ve had a quite a few fun, successful races, but I’ve also had a couple of stress fractures and got smashed by a car riding my bike. Fortunately my happiness and life does not revolve around my athletic endeavors. The past two years with maggie have been incredible and give me a ton to be thankful… Read more →