Monthly Archives: December 2010

Race Binge Weekend in Preparation for North Face 50

With over 300 miles, October was my most intense month in terms of preparation for NF50.  And thus, I was not just physically but also mentally tired going to the final big weekend before starting my taper.  The plan was … Continue reading

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Delayed Ambition to Win the Bizz Johnson Trail 1/2 Marathon

(I like that title, but it’s inspired largely by Mark’s Rucky Chucky race report from 2008). Bizz Johnson was my very first pure trail race.  That was about four or five years ago during my pre-blogging days, so I can’t … Continue reading

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Additional North Face 50 Post-Race Thoughts

Now almost 10 days later, my high from running the North Face 50 is starting to fade.  However, there are some random thoughts that didn’t fit into the race report that I thought I’d share. I did not get passed … Continue reading

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Giving It My All at the The North Face 50Mile Championships

Last summer, I asked permission from Mrs. Golden Trails to run a 50 miler.  She responded simply: “Yeah, I think you’re ready.”  I wasn’t physically ready, but with close to twenty 50k’s in the books (racing and training runs), I … Continue reading


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North Face 50 Mile Pre-Race Thoughts

This Saturday I’m racing in the North Face 50 mile championships.  It will be my first race of this distance, so I’m certainly anxious to see how it turns out.  When I signed up over the summer, I had no … Continue reading

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