Offseason Training for Endurance Athletes

I love this time of year. After several months of training and racing I can finally take a deep breath. It’s been a long season and now you are finally ready to start shutting it down. Yee haw! But you don’t quite know what offseason training should look...

Unplugged: 62 Mile Finish at Western States 100

“Mommy are you okay?” ,  I could barely hear the faint voice of my daughter Summer Blu coming through on a borrowed cell phone.  I was standing just outside of Devil’s Thumb aid station at Western States 100. It was just after 5pm and at mile 48 I was over 12 hours...

100 Mile Journey: My Recipe for Success

This past month I was speaking to a group of student athletes at Cal High in San Ramon about the sport of Ultra running and my experience with running the 100 mile distance. Most students knew nothing of the sport nor heard of anyone running 100 miles in less than a...

Lake Sonoma 50 Mile

Keeping My Head on Straight! It’s been four years since I’ve been out on the Lake Sonoma 50 mile course.  I remember it being a tough hilly course with lots of exposed trails. It was hot that year, so it was DRY. I remember finishing the race with every last bit of...