Marin Ultra Challenge 50km

The way the wind blows… The Marin Ultra Challenge 50K race occurred on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The day started out calm without rain.  As the day went on, the rain came off and on, starting with drizzles then sometimes a good downpour.  The terrain was full of mud puddles from the storm that week,




It’s A Cannon! Volunteering at Ironman Lake Tahoe…

This weekend, I went to Tahoe for training and for volunteering.  I had the opportunity to drive up again to Lake Tahoe, and volunteer at the IMLT race on Sunday Sept 20th.  The race had both a full (140.6 miles) and half (70.3 miles) distance.  It is always fun and a good feeling to help out



Success Through Failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.  That proverb was popularized by W.E. Hickson, an 18th century British writer.  He probably knew that the feeling of success was worth repeated failure.  Many successful people have failed.  They failed many times before getting it right.  Despite the bad things that failure may bring,



In the Still of the Night – Pacing at Headlands Hundred

“Crazy” is an understatement for anyone running 100 miles or more. Pacing at Headlands Hundred was my first time pacing at a 100 mile race, through the night and early morning. I have a LOT of respect for all those who do these kinds of race.  My friend whom I paced, made it through the night.  We passed/overtook 10



To Tri or Not to Tri?

Today, August 3rd, 2015, the registration for volunteering at the Ironman Arizona (IMAZ) in November 2015, opened up.  Why is this so important?  This is a very popular full distance Ironman and sells out quickly just to volunteers.  This means that if I volunteer this year, then I get a first chance to register for