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Mid December, with my thoughts on training for the Tarawera 100k in New Zealand on February 9th, I received a […]

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Chatting comfortably back and forth with Veronika Jurisic of Croatia, and Gina Slaby, USA team mate, the beginning laps of […]

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With the World 100k Championships coming up in early September, I cobbled together some recovery time from Western States and […]

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“Stop. Focus on the moment. Stay in the here and now.”   I was 38 miles into my 12th Western […]

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We have a symbiotic relationship, Stephanie Violette and me. We’re seasoned, experienced, knowledgeable, and both of us are coaches. Yet […]

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I don’t always pick races from a logical stand point. I like the name “Trans Gran Canaria”. I didn’t even […]

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New Zealand has a special hold on my heart and soul. I spent 6 months there as a young student, […]

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Ten minutes before the start of Lake Fuxian Highland Ultramarathon and I finally had feeling of excitement. I’m not entirely […]

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It had been since 2010 that I laced up racing shoes for Waldo 100k. I was excited to back on […]

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GPS watches have changed the face of ultra running. We now have so much data available – calculated pace, distance, […]

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Mid-April 2017 arrived, which in this neck of the woods meant time for the Lake Sonoma 50 mile trot, put […]

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Fourmidable 50k was NOT on my radar, until my friend and RD of said event, Paulo Medina, was awarded the USATF National Championship status. I really believe in promoting a good relationship with USATF and the ultra running world, and I wanted to support Paulo and his business “Single Track Running”. My reason for dragging […]

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Fourmidable 50k was NOT on my radar, until my friend and RD of said event, Paulo Medina, was awarded the […]

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It was to be my 8th consecutive time to represent the USA on the 100k team at the World Championships – and a lovely ride this has been. It is a far step away from the trail scene must ultra runners are familiar with – where fast roadie meets crazy ultra distance and the resulting […]

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It was to be my 8th consecutive time to represent the USA on the 100k team at the World Championships […]

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I was eating my words. “If you’re not having fun, you’re going too hard!” Really? How could 9 minute pace be too hard? Yet there I was, feet giving way with every foot plant, to the loose sand below me, heart rate around 155 – a normally sustainable effort over 100k – and I was […]

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I was eating my words. “If you’re not having fun, you’re going too hard!” Really? How could 9 minute pace […]

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It’s not about the buckle. It’s not about placing high, although it does play into my motivation. Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is about adventure, desire, beauty, athleticism, history, people, shared experiences. Community, life style. Integrity. Discipline. Courage. Cougars. My own history is current. Nine sub-24 hour finishes, 8 of them top 10, missing […]

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It’s not about the buckle. It’s not about placing high, although it does play into my motivation. Western States 100 […]

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Years ago, as I got interested and began running ultras, I heard about the Badwater Ultra, which crosses Death Valley. I was very intrigued, and watched a documentary from one of the years. Seeing the amount of support needed by crew, and cars driving along the course, as well as shoes melting on the pavement, […]

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Moab 55k has been on my radar for a few years – the photos and reports were alluring. The timing was right to try a new winter race, and boyfriend Mark was on board for running the accompanying 33k. It was a good 4-day weekend get away and we looked forward to seeing parts of […]

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“I just got invited to run in China!” It was the night of Waldo 100k, and while waiting for the last runners to come in, an email from IAU Honorary Member Souhei Kobayashi from Japan asked if I would interested in an all expense paid trip to China to run in the inaugural Changan Ford […]

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I watched Sarah pull away, gliding effortlessly through the still congested field of runners, 2 miles into the 62 miles that lay ahead. Relying on my heart rate to keep me in control, I let her go. It was my 7th time on Team USA for the World 100k championships and I felt like I […]

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Denial. Lying to myself. Ignoring the truth. Not breathing life into reality. Those are the tools I used going into a race when in the back of my mind I knew there were real issues that existed. This was my 9th consecutive Western States 100 (WS, or States) and I am extremely fortunate to be able […]

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With well rested body and mind, I headed into a race I had never run. The Quicksilver 100k boasts 13,000 feet of climbing and descending, which is similar to what we have at the Waldo 100k, and based on that and how I was feeling, I set a goal of breaking 11 hours. I had […]

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Debacles in training are gifts. But only in training, and fortunately, I had one 4 weeks prior to Lake Sonoma. I had partaken in an organized training weekend, compliments of RD Tropical John Medinger, and on day 2 of running 25 miles, I fell apart. Not in a dramatic “Oh My God, I suck, and […]

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I have put this off long enough. Fifty miles of Sean O’Brien last year did me and my knees in pretty well, and adding 12 miles and one more huge climb this year didn’t have me feeling any better. It was, however, fun to come on down to SoCal and join the locals and RD […]

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Qatar has not been on my radar as a must see place, so when the announcement was made that the IAU World 100k Championships were to be held there, I was a little disappointed and a little bit intrigued. It was also disconcerting given women’s rights are limited, but I thought that if by being […]

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Laurie pursed her lips, sighed, and then with a look of resolve said “Lets sit you down and get you into some dry clothes”. I had just come into Les Contamines, about mile 20, soaked and cold from the rain and sweat, my eyes welled up with tears and had told her “I don’t think […]

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With Western States on the very near horizon, it was something of a risk to sign up for a 100k race, so under the advice of my running partners Matt Keyes and Scott Wolfe, I kept my eyes on the big picture as I lined up for “running all day” in the Bishop High Sierra 100k. […]

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