First off, here's a little history about me. I'm 20 years old and a Literature student at UC Santa Cruz. I've always enjoyed sports, but just kind of dabbled in them here and there in my earlier years. I began playing rugby in high school and loved that, until I found out about cyclocross and road cycling. Well, in typical me-fashion, I became completely obsessed and threw everything I had at it, competing in as many races as I could, which often was 5 or more a month. As can be expected, this eventually lead to burnout about 3 years after I started, so I decided it was time for a break from the bike. I laced up some running shoes in April/ May of 2010 just to keep in shape. And again, me being me, I became, and still am, completely obsessed with anything and everything running related.
I raced a few 10k's here and there, winning a local 10k trail series, before deciding that I
So far, the biggies of the 2011 season are:
Way Too Cool 50k
American River 50 mile
Rio Del Lago 100
Well there it is. My long-winded history and short-term future of running. While I'm not exactly sure how useful this blog is going to be to a lot you readers out there, I hope it helps you on your journey with running, and maybe even along the way provides some insight on what works in training/racing...and what doesn't.