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Eyes Wide Open at the 2018 Spring Hill Marathon

“I come to places like this to avoid people like you.” That was the opening line of this giant of a man, fully clad in motorcycle leathers, as he approached my table at a honky tonk biker bar in the rural everglades of Spring Hill, FL. Show More Summary

The 5 Best Treadmill Mats For Hardwood & Carpet in 2018

The 5 Best Treadmill Mats That Are Actually Worth Buying in 2018?If you hear thumping in your exercise room, it’s not the Telltale Heart: It’s the sound of your feet stomping on the treadmill. Indoor runners know that while treadmills...Show More Summary

10 Vitamins To Help Support Runners Joints

10 Vitamins to Help Support Runners Joints?Individuals training for races, specifically longer ones such as marathons, commonly add supplements into their diet. Endurance athletes are more prone to joint or muscle injury and getting sick. Show More Summary

The 4 Best Double Jogging/Running Stroller for Active Families

The 4 Best Double Jogging/Running Strollers for Active FamiliesMy wife and I are expecting our second child in May. Like most soon-to-be or new parents we feel stressed about buying gear for the baby. Trying to find a stroller that keeps...Show More Summary

Airbnb - The Most Important Technology Brand Of Our Time

Over the holidays, my extended family sat me down to ask a very important question: What technology company do you think is the most important and impactful to the world today? It's an annual tradition to quiz the Silicon Valley Dunlap on such things. Show More Summary

The 5 Best Memory Foam Running Shoes for 2018

The 5 Best Memory Foam Running Shoes for 2018?What are memory foam running shoes?... You guess it, memory foam running shoes are running shoes with memory foam insoles. The memory foam is usually made from polyurethane and other chemicals to make up its density. Show More Summary

The 5 Best Tough Mudder Knee Pads

The 5 Best Knee Pads for Tough Mudders - 2018 EditionTough Mudders, Mud runs, Warrior Dash, and Spartan Races are super-fun and challenging non-tradition obstacle course race in which the terrain is mud. Examples of obstacles on these courses are climbing structures, crawling under wires, and swinging on bars. Show More Summary

The 4 Best Energy Chews for Runners 2018

The 4 Best Energy Chews for? Runners 2018?Any runn?r who has been in any race has ?l?? b??n introduced to th? w?rld ?f energy r??l???m?nt?. Th??? often come in the f?rm ?f goop or glob, but th?? ?r? w?ll worth the grimace when it comes t? ?n the r??d nutriti?n. Show More Summary


It's been so long that I highly doubt anyone is following this blog (or any blog) these days. Hard to believe I started this one nearly 13 years ago. As you can imagine, a lot has changed in that amount of time. Personally, other than now having 2 teenage girls, I'm working towards becoming a health coach. Show More Summary

The Magical 2017 Moab Trail Marathon

(Watching the sunrise from the Delicate Arch) Moab, Utah, is a truly mystical place. Amber sandstone stretches for miles, sculpted into giant canyons and gravity-defying arches by an endless swirling dance of wind, sun, and water. The...Show More Summary

Whiskey Hill Redwood Run, Nov '17 (Video)

A short video of the BayTrailrunner's Whiskey Hill Redwood Run from last weekend, on my home trails in Huddart Park, Woodside, CA. Enjoy!

The Best Laid Plans of Moms and Men (2017 Tussey Mountainback 50m USATF Championships)

My mother and I have always had the greatest intentions for State College, PA. Over 25 years ago, this was to be her new hometown, where she would teach at Penn State while my step-father would make the most of his retirement fixing up an old house in the college district. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Guide to Running in the Rain

The Ultimate Guide to Running in the RainLet’s face it; not all runs are going to be perfect. This especially applies to those of us training for a race. For the rest of you, it’s okay to crank up the heat and sleep in even more when...Show More Summary

The Bar For The Boston Marathon (BQ) Gets Higher for 2018 - 3 Minutes and 23 Seconds

If you were hoping to get into the 2018 Boston Marathon this year, you had to beat your Boston Qualifier (BQ) time by 3 minutes and 23 seconds. Wowza! That's the biggest gap since the Boston Marathon established this new process five years ago, and the fifth year in a row you needed to run faster than your age-group standard BQ. Show More Summary

Finding The Perfect DNF Cocktail at the 2017 Cascade Crest 100m

What is the recipe for a DNF cocktail? Is there a specific blend of physical and psychological ingredients, shaken or stirred, that guarantee an unforecasted “Do Not Finish” result? Ah, the contemplation that sets in with the post-drop reality of a cot that has become your personal finish line for the day. Show More Summary

Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon Starts On Monday (9/11)

If you would like to be one of the 30,000 runners at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, have your qualification times ready to register next week! The race will once again follow a rolling registration, based on a qualifying...Show More Summary

Smart Clothing Expected to Hit $4B by 2024

The era of smart clothing is about to break open, according to a new market study from Global Insights that says this industry will grow 50% annually to $4B+ in the next eight years. Sensors and haptic feedback are expected to move from...Show More Summary

New Skyline Trail In The Works for Woodside/San Mateo?

Good news! The San Francisco Planning Department is investigating the environmental impact of a new trail that would allow hikers/runners to run all the way from Huddart Park/Phleger Estate to Hwy 92 (and potentially beyond)! It's part of the Bay Area Trail initiative to make a 500-mile loop around the entire Bay Area. Show More Summary

The 2017 San Francisco Marathon 52.4 Mile Ultra - Two Sides Of A Great City

Have you ever been to the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco at 1am, weaving through the loud and crazy nightlife revelers, only to have those city vampires stare awestruck and say " THAT guy is strange!"?Ever run through...Show More Summary

10 Best Running Trails in San Diego – The Top Places to Run

The 10 Best Running Trails in San Diego   The choices for running routes are endless in the San Diego, CA area. I like to describe the San Diego area as a runner’s mecca. I had a hard time deciding which trails to run during a 3-day trip to San Diego. Show More Summary

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