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Javelina Jundred Race Recap

Javelina Jundred Race Recap

It’s nearly 5pm. Having started this run consisting of 5 laps (of approximately 20 miles each in McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Phoenix, Arizona) almost 11 hours ago, I’ve spent much of it under the hot, hot, hot, OH SO VERY HOT desert sun. And it’s really zapped all my energy – I’m in my … Continue reading

Rio Del Lago 100-Miler Race Recap

Rio Del Lago 100-Miler Race Recap

“I know you won’t believe me… But I’m never doing another 100-miler again!!!” I make this declaration at exactly 1:00am on Sunday, November 5th as I sit in our car, which is parked only a few spots down from the Rattlesnake Aid Station’s main tent, trying desperately to both get warm and not fall asleep. … Continue reading

Baker Lake 50K Race Recap

Baker Lake 50K Race Recap

We pull up to the campground that is Baker Lake 50K start line with a good half hour to spare before the race is to begin… And so far all has gone to plan. Perhaps most importantly we’ve not gotten lost or taken any wrong turns en-route to the start line, so that itself feels … Continue reading

Finlayson Arm 100K Recap

Finlayson Arm 100K Recap

“You know what’d be a really good idea for me to do?” I ask this of hubby as I’m madly going through information I’ve pulled up on the web. It’s a rhetorical question of course so I don’t wait for him to answer. Instead I almost shout out the answer. “Run Finlayson Arm 100K race as … Continue reading

Squamish 50/50 Race Report

Squamish 50/50 Race Report

I pop out of the bushes and onto a bit of a gravel road – I can hear people cheering. Is this the Quest University aid station already? Indeed, as I turn a corner I can see that it is. People are clapping as I run up and turn to my left where there are … Continue reading

Mountain Lakes 100 – Race Recap

Mountain Lakes 100 – Race Recap

About 6 months ago I began toying with the idea of running longer than a marathon. Why 100 miles immediately became my obsession I don’t know. Last year I was obsessed with running 100 miles in one week… And it was so exhilarating to accomplish this goal. I suppose 100 miles in one go was only … Continue reading

Hamster Endurance Run – Race Recap

Hamster Endurance Run – Race Recap

When you’re doing something for the first time, there’s going to be a certain amount of unknowns, no matter how much research you do. I was as prepared for this ‘race’ as I possibly could be – but there were many lessons I would soon take away. Because when you run for 24 hours in a … Continue reading

Tenderfoot Boogie 50 Mile Race Recap

Tenderfoot Boogie 50 Mile Race Recap

Upon popping out of the trails onto the Sea to Sky highway I saw two volunteers standing there, waiting to help runners cross the busy road. As they helped get us safely across, they told us that aid station #5 was just ahead. But I couldn’t see it. I thought THEY might have been the aid station but they … Continue reading

MEC North Van 55k Trail Race Report

MEC North Van 55k Trail Race Report

As you may have noticed from hints in my previous post, I’ve taken a little deviation from my training for a faster marathon and decided to dedicate this summer to running farther. Naturally that means ultra marathons… And as an individual who pretty much is an ‘all or nothing’ type of gal, once I looked … Continue reading

2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon Race Report

2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon Race Report

It’s been 5 months since I last popped on here to blog about my running. Frankly it’s because I’ve felt there isn’t much to talk about. Basically, I stopped getting faster and started posting times in races that looked more like PW’s (personal worsts) than PB’s (personal bests). And why in the world would anyone … Continue reading

Fall Classic Half Marathon Recap

Fall Classic Half Marathon Recap

First, let’s start with the good news: my Fall Classic half marathon this past Sunday went down pretty much exactly as expected. I sandwiched it in between a 5½ km warm-up and a 5½ km cool-down for a total of nearly 32km. Overall, a great training day. I didn’t have a chance to grab an espresso before … Continue reading

Great Climate 10k Race Report

Great Climate 10k Race Report

My gosh, what an amazing time I had today at the Great Climate 10k Race! It was an awesome race for so many reasons, not least because I totally smashed my A, B, C and D goals (which I’ll get to in just a minute!!). But mostly it was such a great race because it showed me I’m all … Continue reading

Long Beach Marathon Race Recap

Long Beach Marathon Race Recap

I don’t really know where to start with this one, so I’ll just dive right in. This past Sunday I ran the Long Beach Marathon. I went into it with high hopes of a personal best of sub 3:30 and come out with an official result of DNF. DNF. Did Not Finish. In reality I actually did … Continue reading

VanRace 30km Race Report

VanRace 30km Race Report

So here I am, enroute to run THE race (and totally road tripping it to get there!!). My upcoming Long Beach Marathon, 2 days away now, is the race that has deemed all other races I’ve run over the past few months ‘training runs’. THIS is the one that actually counts. As if to say the others … Continue reading

Skagit Flats Half Marathon Race Recap

Skagit Flats Half Marathon Race Recap

It’s Sunday, September 13th and I am awakened by the cute tune I set my alarm to play. It’s one of the little music jingles on my iPhone that hilariously enough makes me want to do a little dance at any normal hour of the day. But at 4:30am I just want to smack it … Continue reading

BMO 2015 Vancouver Marathon Race Recap

BMO 2015 Vancouver Marathon Race Recap

It’s been two and a half weeks since I ran my BMO Vancouver Marathon. I set out originally hoping to break 3:21 (apparently a bit of a long-standing goal now). This goal was adjusted based on training to a sub 3:30, which I honestly felt was doable. But I crossed the finish line in 3:35:07, … Continue reading

Revel Canyon City Marathon: Race Recap

Revel Canyon City Marathon: Race Recap

With a terrifyingly loud BEEP BEEP BEEP, I am rudely yanked out of the doze I’d just fallen into. It’s 3:00am but I’ve been awake since midnight. At the stroke of 12, my eyes had just popped wide open and sleep eluded me for the next 3 hours – other than that blessed doze I’d … Continue reading

Eugene Marathon: Race Recap

Eugene Marathon: Race Recap

The hour arrived (6am, Sunday morning, on July 27th, 2014), it flew by (42.2km / 26.2mi), and then it was over. Okay, so it didn’t really ‘fly by’. But for so many weeks upon weeks of focusing and prepping for this one single event – The Eugene Marathon – it did kinda feel like it was … Continue reading

Catching Up (Weeks 18-23 of 30)

Catching Up (Weeks 18-23 of 30)

A LOT has gone down since I last swung in here to say hi. So much in fact I hardly know where to start. So here’s the short ‘n’ sweet synopsis. I really didn’t hit any of my mileage targets and I didn’t really do any of my planned workouts… But I did run a bunch of half … Continue reading

Seriously… Again? (Week 7 of 30)

Seriously… Again? (Week 7 of 30)

I’m running. Like… Hard. You know, and… Fast. Just flying along, when… “Hi Sarah!” I hear my name. I glance to my left. Oh no. No no no. I should definitely not be passing these guys. He continues, “How’s it going?” It’s the fast group from a run clinic I’ve given a talk at a … Continue reading

Let’s Get Racing! (Week 5 of 30)

Let’s Get Racing! (Week 5 of 30)

It’s funny… I’m almost surprised to say I feel great! Especially because I ran the Steveston Icebreaker 8km race today, after running 22km yesterday, and at the end of my highest mileage week thus far in my 30-week schedule. I’d wanted to hit 105km this week, and I easily hit 108km. You might think I’m … Continue reading