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Big Basin 50K: Training and Post-Race Analysis

It’s taken me 3 weeks to write this post. I’ve had so many thoughts after Big Basin 50K, yet no desire to write whatsoever. Let’s tackle this in discrete sections, shall we? Training I’ve written previously about some of the

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Big Basin 50K: Race Details

Here’s the nitty gritty about the Big Basin 50K. My race recap can be found here. Organizers: Coastal Trail Runs Location: Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, from Saratoga Gap to Waddell Beach Distances: Marathon and 50K Cost/sell-out factor: I paid $70 for the

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Race Recap: Big Basin 50K

Race day: Sunday, July 26th, 2015. All signs indicated that things would go smoothly. The week before the race was extremely calm, at work and at home. I ate healthily and slept well. On the morning of the race, the

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Big Basin 50K: Race Week!!!

After months of training – snot, sweat, and yes, even a few tears – my first ultramarathon is just days away. Eek! (That was an excited “Eek”, not a nervous one.) Training hasn’t been perfect, but I feel great heading

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Big Basin 50K Week 13: Bringing It Home

Guess what? I’ve survived the bulk of 50K training and am officially in the taper zone. Even though I didn’t hit last week’s prescribed mileage of 50 miles, I did manage to run just shy of 46, including a hot

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Big Basin 50K Week 10: Congestion Central

As you can probably tell by the title of this post, my cold did not go away quietly last week. I woke up last Monday feeling OK – not great, but not that bad either – so I went to

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Big Basin 50K Week 9: 50-Mile Week & Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Mini-Recap

Week 9, TL; DR version: I came down with a cold and I completed a 50-mile week, culminating with a 21.6 mile run on Sunday. Week 9, extended version: I don’t mean to complain, because I know people get sick

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Big Basin 50K Week 8: Over the Hump!

This past Sunday marked the end of Week 8 (out of 16) of Big Basin 50K training – which means less than 8 weeks left until race day! It’s hard to believe I’ll be running my first ultramarathon in less

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Big Basin 50K Weeks 6-7: Rest & Reset

Before I start recapping these last couple of weeks of training, I wanted to thank those of you who left thoughtful comments and responses to my Week 5 recap about motivation. In hindsight, I realized that the post made it

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Big Basin 50K: Base Building Complete! (Almost)

About 4 weeks ago, I got serious about base building for the Big Basin 50K. I even wrote stuff down. Up to that point, I had been half-heartedly attempting to run 25-30 miles per week (mpw) for January and February. 

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