Sometimes I Run

How Much Does My Pace Chart Actually Matter?

How Much Does My Pace Chart Actually Matter?

It’s one of the craziest things some of us back-of-the-pack ultrarunners do. No, I’m not talking about entering events that are longer than our training would justify; I’m talking about those pace charts that I usually create before each event.

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The Underappreciated Value of Race Reports

I consider myself relatively intelligent and moderately tough... although, to be honest, who doesn't think that about themselves? But when it comes to ultras, I freely admit that I often feel dumb and weak. My 0-for-2 record in 100-milers shows that I'm still trying...

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Building a Running Structure

Until now I’ve always resisted the notion of a “training plan”… but the reality of being almost 50 and still chasing my first 100 mile finish has me reconsidering.

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Resetting the 2016 Race Schedule

Unfortunately, for various reasons, I'm going to DNS this coming weekend's Umstead 100. I know it's the right decision, but I can't help but feel down about it (particularly after getting lucky on registration day and securing a coveted spot). It's also a little...

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Another “Last One Standing” Race

I came across another "Last One Standing" race while browsing some of the runner blogs I follow. The write-up came from the prolific Davy Crockett, whose race and solo run adventure reports I've always found to be incredibly detailed and full of useful information....

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About Me:

Sometimes I run. Sometimes I jog. Sometimes I power hike. And sometimes I’m reduced to the death shuffle. I don’t know if that makes me a “runner” or not, but I don’t think the definition matters. Whenever I’m moving forward I’m happy.


Race Results:

This is a largely incomplete list. I did a fair amount of running in the pre-Internet era, but have no record of my times from races back then. I’ve done the Triple Bypass and the Copper Triangle, as well as a few bike races (including the Leadville 100 MTB and the Mount Evans ascent) in which I finished solidly near the very end of the field. I also did a couple adventure races in the late 1990’s, and DNF’d a few as well. (I really thought adventure racing would take off more than it did…)







  • 12/8 – CMRA Cross Country State Championship 12K (55:59)
  • 8/18 – CMRA Elk Meadow Trail Race 5.75M (46:56)
  • 7/12 – Tahoe Rim Trail 50M (14:14:14)
  • 6/30 – Rollinsville Rail Run 10M (1:21:13)
  • 5/12 – Quad Rock 25M (5:09:32)
  • 4/21 – Mt. Carbon Trail 1/2 Marathon (1:54:18)
  • 3/24 – CMRA Spring Spree 10K (43:29)
  • 1/7 – CMRA Lake Arbor 5K (20:59)
  • 11/12 – CMRA Stone House (2x) Triple-Cross Trail 8.5M (1:06:58)
  • 10/9 – CMRA Coal Creek XC Challenge 5.72M (43:01)
  • 9/17 – CMRA Hildebrand Ranch 6.6M (50:14)
  • 9/4 – Breck Crest Marathon (5:54:27)
  • 8/10 – CMRA Fairmount 5K Trail (22:11)
  • 7/16 – CMRA White Ranch Trail 10K (56:52)
  • 6/18 – CMRA Sand Creek 5 Mile (39:17)
  • 6/4 – Golden Gate Dirty Thirty 50k (8:03:47)
  • 6/16 – Mt. Evans Ascent 14.5M (3:16:04)
  • 4/29 – Boulder Distance Carnival 15K (1:20:11)
  • 6/30 – Finger Lakes Fifties 50K (6:13:43)
  • 10/26 – Marine Corps Marathon (4:56:13)
  • 11/5 – ING New York City Marathon (3:57:37)
  • 10/26 – Mountain Masochist Trail Run 50 mile (10:49:49)