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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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Posted in Big Basin 50K, Race Recap, Trail running

Happy 2nd Blog-a-versary! (and Big Sur Week 3)

Today, Running Tangents turns 2!  It’s been a great experience so far.  One thing that I’ve found extremely rewarding about Running Tangents is all of the great people I’ve met and gotten to know — either through the blog itself

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Posted in Training

Settling in

Hello there!  I’ve survived #movepocalypse2014 and am happy to report that I’m much better rested and less stressed compared to last week.  Today was momentous: the last box was unpacked, I finished acquiring all of the little things we needed,

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Posted in Trail running, Training

Marathons on My Mind

Hey guys, guess what? I’m running 2 marathons in the next 11 weeks!  In 6 weeks, I’m running the Oakland Marathon and in 11 weeks, it’s the Big Sur International Marathon (BSIM).  I didn’t intentionally set out to run 2

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Race Recap: ITR Woodside Ramble Half Marathon

Why I wanted to run this race: For my birthday, the Gypsy Runner suggested that he pay for race entries so that we could run a race together, which I thought was a *perfect* idea.  Coincidentally, Inside Trail was offering

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 14

I feel like I’ve entered an alternate reality where 50-mile weeks are the new normal and a 34-mile cutback weeks are no biggie. (For perspective, my highest mileage week for CIM was 34.4 miles and that was race week.) What

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Weekly training recap: 3/4/13

Mon: REST. Tues: The plan was for 5 easy miles. Not only did I come up short, but I felt tired and sluggish. I guess the back-to-back runs the weekend before (especially the trail run at Briones Reservoir on Sunday)

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Weekly training recap: 2/4/13

Before I start, I want to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! I cooked a big meal for the Gypsy Runner and I, consisting of a few auspicious dishes: sticky rice cakes and steamed fish. I also made mushrooms

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Race Recap: Drag-N-Fly 10K*

*Like almost all of Brazen’s races, the distances are the closest approximation to conventional road races. This course, we were told, was 6.61 miles. Why I wanted to run this race: Ever since running the Bad Bass race last year,

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Race Recap: Lake Chabot Trail Challenge 2012

This race is aptly named. It is, by far, the most challenging race I’ve ever run. I signed up for the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge (LCTC hereafter) hoping to test myself and see if I was ready to endure the

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