September 11, 2011

Patriots Half Race Report

After two seasons of racing, it seemed like a good idea to try a half iron-distance race this year. I put the Patriots Half in Williamsburg, Virginia on my B-race list. It had some extra significance, being in historic Jamestown, with the swim in the James, the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Because Read More

September 5, 2011

Race Report: Green Lakes 100k

About me: Green Lakes was my fifth ultra. I’ve done two timed ones (8 hour, 12 hour) and two 50 milers. This was my first attempt at 100k, and my goal race for the summer. I’m a 47 year old woman. Training: I had an injury this winter (VMO atrophy) which kept me from running Read More

A lot of people visit Maine for the lobster.  On Saturday, July 16, my wife Ruth and I, joined by more than 70 other runners and their friends, traveled in search of lobster all the way to tiny Great Cranberry Island.   We found the lobster, but only after we ran the 5th Annual Great Cranberry Read More

I’m a typical triathlete – a big planner and organizer, I like to lay out my season well in advance. I generally don’t like surprises. This summer showed me what can happen if you let a little serendipity into your life. I had a rough winter laid up with a fibular stress fx and my Read More