Category: Marathon Man

  • Big Sur Marathon

    Big Sur Marathon

      The place (mid-California coast) that Ansel Adams called “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.” And you get to run above it all on closed-to-cars Highway 1. Point-to-point; hilly course. Mountain/Ocean Scenery knocks your eyes out. Forget a fast finishing time. Take a camera; stop often for pictures.

  • Avenue of the Giants Marathon

    Avenue of the Giants Marathon

      Where else but California can you run these two (Big Sur & Avenue of The Giants) on consecutive weekends! Magical, inspiring experience striding under the giant Redwoods!! Rained this day, but the ancient tree canopy was so high and thick that it wafted cool mists down upon the runners all morning!

  • Western States Marathon

    Western States Marathon

      Back for unfinished business. Earned the buckle! 100 miles in 23 hours and 31 minutes. As Anais Nin wrote: “We’ve been to the moon, but we have so much farther to go within ourselves.” Try to expand myself, explore that distance every day.

  • California International Marathon

    California International Marathon

      26.2 miles over the streets of Sacramento, California. Felt flat and tame after the wild rigors of Western States.

  • Napa Valley Marathon

    Napa Valley Marathon

      Fantastic marathon alongside the vineyards in one of the most heavenly valleys on Earth!

  • American River Marathon

    American River Marathon

      50 miles from Sacramento to Auburn, CA. Save some fuel in the tank for a killer hill at the very end!

  • Summit Marathon

    Summit Marathon

      “The wolf is kept fed by his feet.” – Russian proverb. Running trails in beautiful California nature – nourishes the soul!

  • Point Reyes Marathon

    Point Reyes Marathon

      Twenty miles from downtown San Francisco, Pt. Reyes National Seashore is a wild paradise of thunderous ocean breakers, forested ridges and open grasslands. Native land mammals number 37 species and over 45% of the bird species in North America have been sighted. Saw none of it – in a pounding rainstorm! Fun, 26 mile […]

  • Mount Hamilton Marathon

    Mount Hamilton Marathon

      Tough, beautiful trail run in wilderness preserve, southeastern part of San Francisco Bay Area. Learned these lessons today: “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of the runner. He learns the harsh reality of his physical and mental limitations when he runs. He learns that personal […]

  • Mount Diablo Marathon

    Mount Diablo Marathon

      Unrelenting climb straight up, around and down a peak that overlooks the East Bay area, north of Oakland, California. Keep an eye peeled for red-tailed hawks soaring in the thermals up near the summit!