The beauty of this place is overwhelming

A perfect early morning run before work. 12.5 miles, from the base of Negro Canyon, following the Donner Lake Rim Trail up to the PCT, under I-80, then South to Old Hwy 40, and East to Donner Summit Canyon trail, and back down to the car left at the Summit Canyon trailhead. Start time 5:00a.m. All pictures of Gretchen were taken by me. All pictures of me were taken by Gretchen. ­čÖéRead more

Silver State 50M race report

Preparation About 6 weeks ago, frustrated with nagging injuries that had really diminished the joy I get from running, I hired a coach, Meghan, to help me get on track. When I first saw the plan, which included three┬á3-mile days per week, I was disappointed. Doesn’t she know I need to run at least 6 miles in the morning to be “normal”?┬áThis was very different from┬ámy current non-plan, of running whatever I felt like, whenever I had the time. ButRead more