Archive for June, 2012

Bulldog 50K

Bulldog 50K

Come run in the beautiful scenic Santa Monica Mountains recreational area beginning at our base camp in Malibu Creek State Park, Malibu California. The Bulldog is a RRCA Regional Championship Race for the 50K. This is the original “Bulldog Trail Run”; accept no imitations!

Why I Run the 100-Miler

Why I Run the 100-Miler

Last weekend, my wife Trish asked me the question, “Why do you run the 100-miler?” and then listened intently to my answer. At first I wasn’t sure how to begin. I have mulled this question over in my head many times in the past so I cleared my thoughts for a moment and this is […]

Be safe out there in this heat!

Be safe out there in this heat!

We’re having a heat wave and…water is key! The human body is made up of mostly water. In fact, it is 90% water, and 70- 75% of your body weight is made up of water! Water is your body’s most important nutrient, because it is involved in every bodily function. Water helps maintain body temperature, […]

Black Hills 100

Black Hills 100

Given my relative newness to ultra-running, I have not yet experienced many of the premier courses in the US. But if there is a bar to hold them to, it is the Centennial Trail (ole’ 89) of the Black Hills 100. I have never enjoyed a course more than I did this weekend while running […]

6 Weight Loss Power Vegetables

6 Weight Loss Power Vegetables

By Vanessa Runs Many of us think of celery as a great weight loss food because we know that our bodies burn more calories to break it down than what the food itself provides. When we eat celery, we are actually burning more calories than what we are consuming. But celery is not the only […]

Summer Running

Summer Running

Summer temperatures are on the rise and there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid becoming a victim of heat related illnesses. Knowing how to properly hydrate, deciding when is the best time to train, and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat related illness will make your summer running season safer […]

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

I distinctly remember when it happened. Following the 2007 Portland Marathon I took off my shoes, stepped on the ground and felt an unusual stretch in my arch. It wasn’t crippling or painful at the time but it would turn out to be one of the most horrible injuries I have faced in my running […]

Inov-8 Terrafly 277

Inov-8 Terrafly 277

I have been running in the Terrafly 277’s made by Inov-8 for the last few weeks and because of the unique nature of the Arizona landscape I have been able to try out a number of different surfaces to really get a good feeling of the shoe. While I’m not a true trail runner through […]

Eating On-The-Run

Eating On-The-Run

In today’s hurried world it is difficult to eat-on-the-run not to mention provide a healthy diet for yourself and your family. It is even more of a challenge to make sure that your active children have nutritious snacks for school or in-between activities. I have provided some simple, common-sense ways to be able to eat […]

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 2

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 2

In “Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 1″ I discussed the physical categories of my training for this particular event. With the Western States Endurance Run (Western States 100) less than a week away, today in my follow up article I’ll continue to break down my preparations for the categories of […]