Race Report: PCTR 30km Sequoia Trail

Every race you learn something. During @PCTR ‘s (Pacific Coast Trail Runs) 30km Sequoia Trail Run, I learned that getting faster in 10k and 5k distances doesn’t necessarily translate into faster 30k times. In fact, although I did initiate a slower pace at the start of the race, I actually went out too hard too fast too soon, and jogged …

Hal Higdon and Run Training

As I’ve mentioned earlier, starting next week I begin training for the Comrades Ultramarathon – A 55-mile endurance event that is the Superbowl, the World Series, and the Boston Marathon all wrapped into one event. Obviously, this is not something you can just do casually – running for almost 11 hours and being almost 40 years old is not something …

Race Report: 2010 SV 10k Turkey Trot

RESULTS: For the San Jose, CA area, the morning started cold – really cold. For us Californians, anyway, as the temperature was about 33 degrees… However, not long into the run everyone was plenty warm as the sun began to warm the streets. The course is fairly flat, with a few minor hills, and plenty of aid stations. Although I …