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Rumblings and mishaps of a Strava and runDisney obsessed trail and road runner.

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2017 Race Calendar

With the Western States and Hardrock race lotteries complete (I didn’t get in), I have a pretty good picture of what my race calendar for 2017 will look like. I’ll be spending the first half of the year on the trails and the second half on the roads. Hopefully this is the year I can knock off two elusive goals.

Apr 9 – Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover – 50K (Possible)


I’ve run a couple races in Woodside but I haven’t done a 50K there yet. This race fits nicely into the schedule and is close to home. Sounds like the perfect training race to use as a supported long training run.

 May 13 – Quicksilver 100K 


This race is close to home and I’ve had my eye on it for a couple years now. I would have pulled the trigger sooner but it hasn’t meshed well with my schedule. It has the added benefit of being a Western States qualifier so I’ll get that out of the way early this year. It will also be my first 100K! I’m pretty excited about this one. Worth noting is that this race has sold out in around 2 hours the past two years so if you want to run it in the future, sign up quick.

Jun 9 – San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run


This will be my fourth 100 and hopefully the one I finally get the sub 24 hour monkey off my back at. I’ll be competing in the solo division which means I’ll be running sans crew and pacers. The big question here is how hot will it be?

Sept 2 & 3 – Disneyland Double Dare (10K + Half Marathon)


My family usually runs multiple runDisney events at Disneyland each year but this year we’ve cut back to just one. The prices for these events are a little steep and they’ve gotten a little repetitive. This one is the original Disneyland half and by far the best one.

Oct 22 – Morgan Hill Half Marathon 


Signing up for this one has become automatic. This will be my eighth consecutive year running one of the events (7 half marathons and 1 marathon). The starting line is a mile away from my doorstep and I love supporting my hometown race.

Dec 3 – California International Marathon


I ran my first Boston qualifying time at CIM. This time I’m going back to knock off another goal. A sub three hour marathon.


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Monthly Miles: April Recap

I didn’t achieve the running volume I was hoping for in April. Sometimes life gets in the way and you just have to roll with the flow. I was able to knock out two good weeks while letting the mileage slip during the other two. I was also able to fulfill 4 of the 8 hours of volunteer trail work that are required for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 which I will be running in July. This month Strava finally gave runners a new challenge. For the week between the London Marathon and the Boston Marathon we had to run the distance of a marathon to complete the Marathon Challenge. I really need to get my volume up next month no matter what life throws at me.

Total Activities: 26
Total Miles: 206
Total Hours: 30
Running Miles: 206
Racing Miles: 0

Strava Challenges Completed

Strava Prove It 40K RunStrava Prove It 80K RunStrava Prove It 120K RunStrava Prove It 160K RunStrava Prove It 200K RunStrava Races 10KStrava Races 13.1Strava Marathon ChallengeStrava Marathon Challenge Complete

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#LVKickOffNight – Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Kick Off Night Virtual Run

I’m not a fan of most virtual runs. You know, the ones where you go out and do a run and then someone mails you a medal for it. I don’t think there needs to be a reward for everything you do in life. The reward should be the great feeling you get after completing a run. With that said, I just did my first official virtual race. This one was a little different though.
Las Vegas Kick Off Night
The folks at Competitor created the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Kick Off Night Virtual Run as a promotion for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half. You have between March 18th and April 2nd to sign up, run 5K, and submit proof of your run. In addition to the virtual run there are several hosted runs at various local running shops throughout the country. All the information is on their site.

So what do you get for doing the virtual run? What could cause someone who doesn’t believe in them to take part in one? A free shirt for the first 2,500 to submit their proof! Okay, that wasn’t my motivation. You are also entered to win an entry into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half! If you’re interested in signing up, there’s still plenty of time.

Here’s my proof on Strava.
#LVKickOffNight Proof



The virtual medals are now available on Basno.

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Kickoff Night Finisher Medal

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Kickoff Night Participant Virtual Medal


Monthly Miles: February Recap

Last month I kicked off the year with a good start. I logged a decent amount of base mileage and I was starting to feel good running again. February was a different story. I started this month off with the flu! I was supposed to follow last year’s plan and use the Fort Ord 50K as a training run for the Way Too Cool 50K but two days before the race I was rocking a 102 degree temperature and it didn’t happen. I ended up losing two weeks of solid training which is going to hamper my performance at Way Too Cool later this week. Even with the set back I was able to log some decent mileage. Here’s how this month stacked up…

Total Activities: 25
Total Miles: 286
Total Hours: 28
Cycling Miles: 160
Running Miles: 125
Racing Miles: 0 (Too sick for the Fort Ord 50K)

Strava Challenges Completed


Strava Prove It 40K RunStrava Prove It 80K RunStrava Prove It 120K RunStrava Prove It 160K RunStrava Prove It 200K RunStrava Races 10KStrava Races 13.1


Strava Prove It 250K Ridden