Author Archives: Jason

Race Report: Free to Run 50-Miler

The Free to Run races are some of my favorites. First, they support Free to Run, which is an amazing organization. Second, the races are put on by BURCS. This means challenging, well-organized races with excellent support. Third, these races bring together … Continue reading

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Green Lakes 50k Race Report

The Green Lakes 50k was yesterday. This was my first ultra several years ago. It is my local ultra. I also ran my fastest 50k ever on this course back in the day. I was a little nervous about this … Continue reading

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0 SPF Half(ish) Marathon Race ReportĀ 

The 0 SPF Half Marathon was Saturday. I signed up for this one a while back knowing that it was only three weeks after Western States. I figured I would need something to get my motivation back, as there is often a … Continue reading

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Western States 100: Metabolomics Study

Western States offers runners the opportunity to participate in a couple of medical studies that vary by year. This year, one of the studies was on metabolomics (the study of the set of metabolites present within an organism, cell, or … Continue reading

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What’s next?

Western States is over and 2017 is now more than halfway over! I intentionally left my calendar for the second half of the year blank. I really wanted to focus on Western States, and there’s no way of knowing how … Continue reading

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10 Things I Did Wrong at Western States

As I recounted in my three previous posts, my Western States race included 71 really good miles and 29 (or at least 20) unbelievably bad miles. So what went wrong? I’m not exactly sure, but I do have some ideas. … Continue reading

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Western States Race Report (Part 3 of 3)

“Sometimes when you are not careful trying to set off fireworks, you light yourself on fire.” – Jim Walmsley, after he dropped at Western States I was never going to run 14 hours or break any records. That is a … Continue reading

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