THE HIGH MAKING THE TOUGHEST RACE ON EARTH IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING MADE INTO A FILM LEARN MORE HERE It is three in the morning and it is happening again. I am waking up from a dead sleep and gasping for breath, but this time it is combined with a nightmare that I Read More

This is for anyone that thinks they can’t do this or it is too late. This is a race report I wrote 2007 about my early days of ultra running. I now compete on a regular basis in the UK and have have some good successes, placing in the top 10 of a few races. Read More

October 30, 2011

Sawtooth 100 race report

For my second hundred mile experience and my focus race of 2011, I decided to do the Superior Sawtooth 100.  I’ve been wanting to do this race for the last two years.  Ever since I saw the write up on it in Ultrarunning magazine. It was a short write up but the finishing times told Read More

I am a Leadwoman! Part 1 I finished the Leadwoman events on Aug 21st. It may have been my biggest athletic accomplishment ever. Even morphing the Grand Slam of Ultra Running. Being able to pull off that mountain bike race under 12 hours given where I started was a huge success. I am really excited Read More

I love running in the Forest of Nisene Marks! Similar to the sights and smells of the ocean, those of a redwood forest remind me of growing up in Santa Cruz – of camping and hiking in Big Sur and Big Basin, of summers at Camp Kennolyn, of childhood friends whose families lived up in the Read More

September 30, 2011


I recently had the opportunity and great pleasure to help athletes through 11 Ironman finishes, with 6 of them being first timers. Throughout the months of training, you try and describe to them what ironman is all about and what they can expect on their big day.  Two things you can for sure count on; 1- Read More

  Dances With Dirt – Run Through Hell 50 Miler (DWD)  *Be prepared for a dissertation below* Let’s just start with answering the most basic question… Why run 50 miles?  To be completely honest, I don’t know. I’ve been intrigued by the idea of the Ultra Marathon (anything greater than a 26.2 mile race) for Read More

Where to start…. Best place is probably landing in Kona last October with severe pain in my lower back and having battled a hip injury throught the last 2 months of my preperation for my second Ironman World Championship race. I had lofty goals for that race. I wanted to better my 9:40 of 2007 Read More

September 25, 2011

Training at 11,600 feet

My name is Francisco and I am from La Paz, Bolivia. I run already seven marathons and thought the next step would be a 50K trail run so I signed up for the North Face Pine Mountain trail run next October 15. I started training in June since earlier this year I had a minor Read More

September 12, 2011

Remarkable Training Day

I have a short story to share. I’ve been struggling the last fews months on my bike to left myself out of the saddle on a hard climbs or when trying to accelerate with some power. Due to all my recent surgeries and the tumors, (I have bone cancer) my right leg has been weaken and with Read More