April 12, 2016

American River 50

My last race post noted my quest for running a 50 mile race (the length of about two marathons) in 2016, and I aggressively aimed for something earlier in the year, as opposed to something in the fall. That 50k was more or less smooth sailing, outside of the miserable mental game that is running loops over long distances...

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February 29, 2016

Montara Mountain Trail Run 50k

The quest for personal running glory and medal acquisition continues.

My last long race was the San Francisco Marathon last July, which I finished in a tad over three and a half hours. In the weeks after, I debated on whether or not I wanted to push for an ungodly Boston Marathon qualifier in 2016, which meant I’d have to shave off close to thirty minutes off my fastest race time...

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October 27, 2015

Legacy: A Short Story

“One ticket for Bakersfield, please.”

Vash stood in front of the ticket imprinter as it scanned her athletic, nearly six-foot tall frame — she wore a well-fitted, one-piece active suit, giving the impression of super-heroic prowess, but the anxious look on her face negated most of that. Ilana calmly waited behind her with trepidation; she knew what her look meant...

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September 24, 2015

Seven Personal Observations on the Absurdity of Running

I’ve done a lot of running over the past three years, and I’ve made seven observations about the endearing traits of running culture. I may not be enough of a champion to get paid when I run, but I am accomplished enough to share nondescript ramblings with others on the internet with relative impunity, so long as I preface the whole shebang with the phrase “I am not an expert.”

Disclaimer: NSFW language ahead.

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