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After the Oakland Half, I started thinking about what my next goal would be. DD and I have talked on and off for a while about doing the Brazen Dirty Dozen 6 hour race. This is a 6 (or 12)

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Still running…barely

It’s strange. I have a lot I want to write about, yet no desire to actually put my thoughts into words. Part of the hurdle for me is that I usually have a pretty good idea of the structure of

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Race Recap: PCTR Night Sweats 15K

Last month, I ran the Pacific Coast Trail Runs “Night Sweats” 15K. It was my first ever night trail run and I was both excited and scared. The idea of running on trails at night has always intrigued me, but

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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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Race Recap: Wildcat Half Marathon

Why I wanted to run this race: I had a Brazen race credit after volunteering their Bay Breeze event in February, and I’ve always wanted to run the Brazen Wildcat race. Despite the fact that Wildcat Canyon Park is just

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Race Recap: Brazen Summit Rock Half Marathon

For whatever reason, I haven’t really felt like recapping this race.  I think it’s because there’s not that much to say – it was a tough race but I had fun and did the best I could.  End of story. 

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Race Recap: Chabot 30K

Why I wanted to run this race: I really like the confidence that comes from a hard, long trail run done during marathon training.  Plus, back in late December, Inside Trail Racing (ITR) was offering 15% off any of their

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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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Race Recap: Skirt n’ Dirt 25K

One of my goals/resolutions of 2013 was to run a 30K trail race. Sort of arbitrary, right? Well, the goal wasn’t to necessarily run 30K — it was to race a distance between a half and a full marathon on

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Trail Racing 101

Recently, Cathryn asked for trail racing tips as she prepared to face her first trail half marathon. (Spoiler: she nailed it, which you can read about here.) Not one to be economical with my words, I spilled out every tip

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