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What Trail Running Means to Me

You may have noticed that I’ve been racing less. There are lots of superficial reasons. Injury (I’m recovered). Lil’ Golden Trails (I do find time for long runs on the weekends). Not in shape (sandbagging). The truth of the matter … Continue reading


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How to Ace an Aid Station

Many months of being sidelined by injury allowed me to do quite a bit of volunteering, accrue some trail karma (and free race entries), and watch hundreds of runners go through aid stations in the process. Also, I have noticed … Continue reading

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Running Monterrey’s Jacks Peak

When visiting the Monterey Peninsula, most people seek out super-scenic places along the coast to run on.  Point Lobos comes to mind as does Garrapata State Park .  While those places are undoubtedly among the most scenic places in the … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing Lassen Peak (10,462)

This past week and went out to search for snow.  There isn’t much in California right now.  So where to go? The snowiest place in California, of course: Lassen National Park. I only had a day, so that meant getting … Continue reading

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Running the Magical Trails of Point Lobos

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of enjoying some of the most scenic trails anywhere at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.  Located just south of Carmel and Monterrey, CA, Point Lobos is the first major park for anyone … Continue reading

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Photos from Trail Running Adventures

One thing that I appreciate most about trail running is getting to see places I would have previously never hiked to or visited.  Below is a collection of some of my favorites.  Enjoy!

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Trail Running in … Atlanta

This is the first of a series trail running guides I am planning to write.  The plan is for these to live on and on and serve as a resource for trail runners living or traveling to a particular location.  … Continue reading

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2012 Running and Adventure Plans

2012 will be unlike any year in the past, as we will be welcoming a new arrival to the family in March.  This makes planning difficult if not impossible.  However, I do have a rough outline of what I hope … Continue reading

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Top 10 Trail Running Videos – 2011

Ok, I’ve been plotting and working on this piece for almost two months now.  The quality of trail running videos has really taken off over the past couple of years, so I took it upon myself to rank the top … Continue reading

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NorCal Trail Run Options (Update 3)

If you’re reading this, then there is about 98.7% chance that you know about all the goings-on in the Bay Area trail running community.  I thought this might be a good time to outline all the different trail race options … Continue reading

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