Coriander’s Mohican 100 Race Report

It was nearing 4 a.m. on June 21st and I was ready to go: shoes on, bug spray and body glide applied, watches set, pack filled. All I had to do was get out of the chair, hop in the car, drive the 10 minutes to the start line and run for the next 24-25 hours or so. That was it. “Are you OK?” my friend, Erin, asked me. “I more » Read more

Basil’s Her Tern Half Marathon Race Report

It was a no excuses kind of day.  Partly cloudy, 55 degrees, no injuries or niggles to contend with, and I’d even had a decent night of sleep. Still, I was convinced that when I lined up for the Her Tern Half Marathon, I’d be putting myself through a hundred minutes of pain (or more) with zero chance of a PR. I felt under trained for the distance–a feeling my more » Read more

Basil’s Mayor’s 4 Miler Race Recap

It’s against the law in Alaska to take a nap, do chores, catch up on email or be anywhere besides OUTSIDE when the summer sun is shining. True story. So being the law-abiding citizen that I am, when the sun rose high into the sky last Thursday morning, I declared it a hiking day. No matter that it was two days out from the Mayor’s 4 Miler. I mean, it’s more » Read more

Basil’s Alaska Run for Women Race Report

I am 99.9% planner/ control freak. Which doesn’t leave a tremendous amount of room for spontaneity. So when phrases such as “jump in”, “give it a go” and “roll with it” began slipping from my mouth last week, it was enough to warrant a CT scan of the head. On Thursday, I got word that the Junior Olympics track and field event my kids were scheduled to participate in on more » Read more

Boston Strong! 2014 Boston Race Report

In the fall of 2012, I realized that I would turn 40 about three weeks before the 2014 Boston Marathon and I thought… “how cool would it be to have Boston as my first master’s race?” I hadn’t ran the Boston Marathon since 2009, and I hadn’t focused on the marathon distance since New York, 2010. My BQs had run out for 2013, so I had to run a marathon and more » Read more

Mint’s Wisconsin Marathon Race Report

If there is one truth about marathons, it is that there are no guarantees. I went into my 15th marathon with the hope of running somewhere between 3:35 and 3:40.  My backup goals were: (1) to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) at 3:45 and (2) to run faster than my slowest and first marathon, 3:53.  My family and friends repeatedly assured me I’d hit my goals with no problem. more » Read more

Coriander’s Green Jewel 50K Race Report

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to accomplish in 2014. I had such an amazing year last year, how could I possibly top it? I set a few competitive (and maybe a little aggressive) goals for the 50K, 100 mile and 100K distances and got very selective in which races I picked. I wanted to start the season with the Green Jewel 50K, in which more » Read more

Zen and the Art of Fun Running

So, remember that girl who ran the NYC Half and took a #selfie featuring an unsuspecting hot dude every mile? Don’t get us wrong, we thought that was totes creative and adorable, and we certainly salute her mad skills in the ways of taking consistently flattering action-shot selfies, but our girl Wasabi (me) has really taken it to the next level when it comes to elaborate mid-race photo shenanigans. I more » Read more