• Running
  • Sweet Pea 5K recap

    As promised, here’s the recap of the 5K PR I ran a few weeks ago. My old PR of 28:11 was from almost 4 years ago, so this should be “easy”. Except the “running hard for 27ish minutes” part. The Sweet Pea is an annual local race that starts and finishes downtown on Main Street. […]

  • Running
  • Regrouping & racing: week in review

    I got a sluggish start to this week. Monday – Thursday were not only hot, but usually blanketed with a smoky haze. While we currently have no large wildfires nearby, the weather pattern that brought the heat dragged some smoke from California and Oregon along with it. Of course, it’s a microscopic problem in the […]

  • Mountain adventures
  • Type 2 fun: week in review

    A key component of mountain running, regardless of how fast you are, is the belief that Type II fun is actually fun. Fortuitously, the mountains themselves encourage this belief. The mountainous Type II fun Last Tuesday I hiked/ran (but mostly hiked) Mount Baldy. I’m in a local running group on FB where some people – […]

  • Running
  • 5 albums to listen to on the run

    I meticulously curate race playlists. Unless my entire race plan blows up, I’ll be listening to exactly the song I want from the start to the finish line. My day-to-day running playlists, though, are a hodgepodge. And if I put one of those playlists on shuffle, I inevitably end up hearing the exact wrong song […]