Longtime trail-running blogger Scott Dunlap was named USATF Masters Ultrarunner of the Year in 2010, and has won Masters titles in the 10-mile, half marathon, marathon and 50k distances. Then he went and set a new marathon PR last month (2:44:35). He also has a very full career and family life. How does he do it?Continue Reading
It really mattered to me to have a strong, solid 50-miler this season to build confidence in advance of the 100-miler this September. If I had another inordinately difficult 50-mile effort, then I might pull the plug on the 100-mile-debut plan. This post details the key things that worked for me for the Lake Sonoma 50.Continue Reading
I'm sharing the details of two group trips that my husband and I booked because both still have space available and sound amazing—so sign up to join us running the Tahoe Rim Trail or rafting the Grand Canyon if you can!Continue Reading
The Oakland Marathon followed by a long run on Mount Diablo gave me an apples-and-oranges kind of comparison between road marathoning and trail ultrarunning, making me contemplate, which is "harder"? Which is better for me, and which do I like more?Continue Reading
I decided it was finally time to run Cool, which is widely viewed as the spring kickoff to the year's ultra racing season. Could I make it a PR?Continue Reading
From my perspective as a child growing up in Ojai, the mountains that make up the Nordhoff Ridge always looked so big and far away. I could only reach them on horseback. On my last visit, I decided to step out of my comfort zone of running familiar streets and go up and along the ridge. It gave me a whole new perspective on my hometown.Continue Reading
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