Race Report: 2012 US Half Marathon

San Francisco’s US Half Marathon (The “Other” Half as they call it, as there is also a US Half in November) has a few major pluses and many minor minuses, but overall the race can’t be beat for beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. In fact, in many ways, this race is far superior to the …

Race Report: 2012 Rome Italy Marathon

Beginning and ending at the “Colleseo”, there is no other marathon in the world than runs through magnificent history like the Rome, Italy Marathon. March 18, 2012 was the 18th running of the Rome Marathon and my international race of the year. It was a race that shattered perceptions and included lots of cobblestones. This race was not one for …

Race Report: 2011 Sin at RnR Las Vegas Marathon

After the disaster that was called the “Zappos.Com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon” the reputation of RockNRoll (@RunRocknRoll) marathons was not only tarnished and hammered on Facebook/Twitter and other social media, but everyone from competitive to back-of-the-pack runners seemed to tell the similar stories of horror. And despite injuries many runners incurred from too many runners trying to squeeze …

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 …

Comrades: Results

Just a quick post of my results. More details to follow soon! Event: Marathon From: Age: 39 Team: United States Gender: Male Club: Category: Ages 30 – 39 Status: Finished Race No: 37312 Medal: Vic Clapham Direction: Results Gun Time: 05:30:35 Overall Pos: 7798 Finish Time: 11:11:19 Gender Pos: 6469 Net Time: 11:11:19 Category Pos: 2520 Splits Split Race Time …