Race Report: Napa Valley Ragnar – Crazy From the Heat!

Last weekend I ran in the Napa Valley Ragnar Relay on the team 33 hours in Paradise. It was my 12th Ragnar overall and my 4th Napa Valley Ragnar. For those of you not familiar with a Ragnar Relay: The Ragnar Relay is a long-distance relay race a la’ Hood to Coast. The average team …

Half Riots In Berkeley? Moooo!

I have been training for the Berkeley Half Marathon, which takes place tomorrow. The city of Berkeley hasn’t had a major footrace since, well, forever as far as I know. This one should prove interesting though. For those of you unfamiliar with thee San Francisco Bay Area, you basically can’t drive around the block without …

Race Report: Swimming the California International Marathon

Yesterday I ran (swam) the California International Marathon, a race from Folsom to Sacramento. It was my tenth completed marathon since I ran my first marathon in July of 2009. I had gone to great lengths to prepare for this marathon. Since the middle of summer, I upped my training to run more weekly miles, …

Taking it to the Next Level – Juno Fitness Bootcamp

A few months ago my old friend Juliet posted about a nighttime boot camp at her fitness studio on her Facebook. She was holding a weekly one hour intensive workout at Juno Fitness. I had always trained alone, or at gym classes at high school and in college. While I have received some advice and …

Race Report – Napa Valley Ragnar

Last weekend I was one of eleven runners on the team The Ministry of Silly Runs for the Napa Valley Ragnar relay race. I was runner #2. The Ragnar Relay is 200-mile (give r’ take) relay race with twelve runners per team. Each runner runs 3 legs, and the race generally takes anywhere from 24 …