Browsing articles tagged with " half marathon"
Dec
7
2012

Race Report: The North Face Endurance Challenge 50k

The North Face ECS 50k Championships

This last weekend, caked in mud, sweat and tears, I completed my very first ultra marathon – something I NEVER thought I’d be able do if you asked me a few years ago. This wasn’t just any ultra, this was the insanity that was The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship 50k race in the Marin Headlands of San Francisco. By now, some of you may have heard the stories, the gossip, and the legends of […]

May
12
2012

Race Report: The 2012 Big Sur Marathon

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I may have whispered the word, “Wow”, to myself hundreds of times in a 4 hour time-span. It was pretty much the only way to sum up my 2012 Big Sur Marathon experience. I mean, when you have 26.2 miles of rugged cliffsides, breathtaking ocean-views, quad-slamming hills, and brutally canted California coastal highway between the start and finish line, you’re pretty much guaranteed of loving every second of the run. This marathon did not disappoint. […]

Jan
26
2012

Review: Hydrapak E-Lite Hydration Vest

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The Hydrapak E-Lite Hydration Vest is an extremely light weight hydration pack that has just enough room for all the essentials for a long trail run or even marathon. Sporting a 1liter bladder, the E-Lite vest gives you some piece of mind, knowing you’ll have enough fluid for those longer run days. It’s easy to refill, utilizing Hydrapak’s notorious bladder system. While not as robust or comfortable as far more expensive hydration packs, this one […]

Aug
23
2011

Newton Debuts Their New MV2

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I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been looking forward to trying these shoes out since some sneaky images of them appeared online months and months ago. Well, the press release is out, the shoes are pre-orderable, and they start shipping next month. Needless to say I’m pretty excited to try out a quality, extremely light, zero-drop shoe – especially with the Portland Marathon just around the corner (looking for a nice shiny PR!). Many of you […]

Aug
7
2011

Review: The 2011 San Francisco Marathon

The 2011 San Francisco Marathon

Things I now know because of the San Francisco Marathon: I know nearly every square inch of San Francisco. I know what it feels like to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Twice. On foot. I know what it feels like to finish a race without wanting to die as soon as I cross the finish line. Finally, I know what it feels like to have a favorite marathon. When I started running again as an adult […]

Jun
25
2011

Review: The La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0

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Here is the GingerRunner.com review of the La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0. After wearing them for a considerable number of trail runs on all sorts of surfaces, I stand by these shoes as a great addition to the trail runner line-up. They are light, sturdy, rugged as hell, and simple. While there are a few problems (laces, stiffness, height) they are outweighed by the shoe’s ability to adapt to different trail running conditions. From the hard […]

May
6
2011

Review: The 2011 BMO Vancouver Marathon

The 2011 BMO Vancouver Marathon

If anyone says marathons are easy, they deserve a punch in the balls (or groinal region). They’re not. No matter how you spin it. Despite having trained long and hard for this, my third full marathon, it was by no means a walk (or run) in the park for me. In fact, it may have been my most difficult race yet both physically and mentally. TRAINING FOR THE RACE I started training for this race […]

Apr
29
2011

Review: Hydrapak “Selva” Hydration Backpack

Hydrapak Selva

PRICE: $74.99 Long gone are the days of having to lug water bottles around with you on trails or stashing fuel in bushes on long training runs. There’s been an onslaught of decent hydration packs on the market for the last few years, and even more recently some packs built with the ultra runner/trail runner in mind. The Hydrapak Selva is a decent addition to the fray – despite being primarily an off-road cyclist product […]

Apr
29
2011

Video: BMO Vancouver Marathon Prep

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I’m running the BMO Vancouver Marathon Sunday morning and couldn’t be more excited/nervous! I also talk about my pre-race tradition. What are some of YOURS? SUBSCRIBE to Ginger Runner’s YouTube channel! Train Hard. Race Harder. Party Hardest.

Apr
24
2011

Turning Fear Into Fuel!

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Now that my first marathon in 2 years is one week away, a feeling I’m faintly familiar with is creeping back into my consciousness: Fear. I’m sure we’ve all dealt with this obnoxious, inconvenient emotion at least once in our lives. Fear of the dark, fear of failure, fear of pooping our pants in a crowded mall just outside Nordstrom cause we can’t find our mommies. You know, typical shit. So what am I fearing? […]

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10k (TRAIL): 00:58:10
11k (TRAIL): 01:08:51
15k (TRAIL): 01:24:01
21k (TRAIL): 02:29:27
HALF MARATHON: 1:47:42
FULL MARATHON: 3:43:58
50k (TRAIL): 05:47:54
50m (TRAIL): 11:09:00
100k (TRAIL): 14:21:00