Category Archives: Ultra Marathons

Before 2010 WS100

Two Sunrises: Running the 2010 Western States 100

Prologue The most common question asked of an ultra-runner is unsurprisingly, "Why?" What follows is decidedly not a meditation on this particular question.  I have simply set out to remind myself (and to offer to anyone interested an understanding) of

Before 2010 WS100

Two Sunrises: Running the 2010 Western States 100

Prologue The most common question asked of an ultra-runner is unsurprisingly, "Why?" What follows is decidedly not a meditation on this particular question.  I have simply set out to remind myself (and to offer to anyone interested an understanding) of

Marin Nomenclature

I am now training to attempt 75+ miles as part of the Headlands Hundred next week. Part of the fun of the running the Marin county trails are all the great names. Here is my last route: Dipsea Stairs Dipsea

Marin Nomenclature

I am now training to attempt 75+ miles as part of the Headlands Hundred next week. Part of the fun of the running the Marin county trails are all the great names. Here is my last route: Dipsea Stairs Dipsea

Weather Western States Training Run

What a difference a year makes.  Last May, we went up to Foresthill to partake in the annual WS100 training run.  The first run is about 32 miles from Robinson Flat to Foresthill and it was HOT and dusty. This

Weather Western States Training Run

What a difference a year makes.  Last May, we went up to Foresthill to partake in the annual WS100 training run.  The first run is about 32 miles from Robinson Flat to Foresthill and it was HOT and dusty. This

Devil’s Thumb

It has been 14 years since my brother and I acted as support crew for a friend attempting the Western States 100 and that experience has certainly driven in part my recent foray into ultra trail running. Our friend, a

Devil’s Thumb

It has been 14 years since my brother and I acted as support crew for a friend attempting the Western States 100 and that experience has certainly driven in part my recent foray into ultra trail running. Our friend, a