Author Archives: jimmy76mac

New Balance RC1400v4 SHOE REVIEW

2015; the year I became a road runner. I was going to say “real runner” but as the guy I used to work with likes to say he became a real runner when he ran his first race, so I … Continue reading

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The 2016 Bighorn 100 Race Report

Mountain 100s are no joke. You can get away with making a lot of mistakes in a 50-miler and even a 100k but every mistake you make in a 100-miler will get exponentially worse the longer you ignore the problem. … Continue reading

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The 2016 Canyons 100k Race Report

Or A Race Report in the Form of a Top Ten List Number 10: Has Anyone Ever Attempted to Write a Race Report in the Form of a Top Ten List? I do not think I have ever seen anyone’s … Continue reading

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Inside Trail’s Marin Ultra Challenge 50-Mile Race Report

“Mountain Dew. You sweet, sweet nectar of the gods” is something I only say at mile 44 of a 50-miler. I mean, really- who drinks this stuff on the regular? Okay, bad question- I already know the answer to that … Continue reading

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Hoka One One Speedgoat Review

I’ve only done one shoe review on here before but fear not, I am an expert on what works for me. Read that sentence again, please. I feel like every gear review needs to have that caveat posted somewhere just … Continue reading

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American Canyon 50k Race Report

Mile 28. Ugh. Three more to go. I crossed No Hands Bridge about 15 minutes ago, at least those folks at the last aid station were awesome. Are my legs supposed to hurt this bad? I feel like they may … Continue reading

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Letters Never Written: the DNF

Yep, I had a DNF earlier this year, back in February. The dreaded DID NOT FINISH. Dropped out at mile 20 of a 50k. I probably learned more about not only running and competing but a lot about myself from … Continue reading

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The 2015 Santa Rosa Marathon Race Report

If you’re going to try to run a fast road marathon, please take the next day off of work. Seriously. I say this from the fortress of comfort that is my bed, typing this up on Monday morning. Lucky for … Continue reading

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The Chabot Trail Challenge & Woodminster 9-Miler Race Reports

These are so overdue it’s not even funny, so I’ll just cut to the chase. The Chabot Trail Half and the Woodminster XC are the second and third races of the East Bay Triple Crown Trail Championship and my goals … Continue reading

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The Marin Memorial Day 10k (another very late race report)

I’ve always been a little more than freaked out around the idea of running 6.2 miles really hard; in actuality I’m rather offended at the idea. I mean, ten kilometers all out? What’s the point? I think the question is … Continue reading

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