Should I run with a Pacer?

Recently, I saw a tweet from @mileposts, a blogger who runs marathons a lot faster than I do. I don’t normally respond to blogs, but after reading her opinion, I felt I had to add my two cents. I like her blog, and her entire article can be found at http://www.mile-posts.com. Essentially, her point was that she doesn’t like running in …

Race Report: My First Marathon as a Pacer

After running several marathons, I thought it was time to try a new challenge and return a little to the running community that has given me so much. So, I volunteered to pace the Morgan Hill Marathon on October 23, 2011. When I first volunteered, I took my fastest pace, added 15 minutes, and figured that would be a good …

SlickRock 100 Mile Faces Storm Changes

When the race director sank his jeep up to the windows in quicksand along the SlickRock Ultramarathon course, the decision by him and the Search and Rescue personnel to change the course wasn’t exactly hard to make. Despite spending several hours hiking back out of the wilderness, the organizers behind SlickRock have managed to come up with an alternative course …