Author Archives: paulandmer

Back To The Basics

As we head into fall, it’s about time to reflect on the end of summer… Following completion of my 5th consecutive Western States 100 in late June, and the appropriate couple of weeks to decompress, indulge, re-calibrate and reset for … Continue reading

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Not all race reports are fun to write…this was one of those. Race week could 100% NOT have gone any better.  Easy travel into Squaw, quick drive back to the Patagonia Reno Outlet on Wednesday for a pre-WS100 panel discussion … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel About How You Feel?

Before we head into the spring training and racing season, let’s get in a little recap of the winter. These recaps have been LONG overdue so I’ll work from what’s freshest in the mind (RR100) and work backwards to Bandera. … Continue reading

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End of 2015 Review – Time Flies when you are having fun

Got in a lot of “firsts” after States this year; the plan was to go run and experience terrain/conditions/fatigue in different ways to expand the ole’ comfort zone…  July 2015: (photos Paul Nelson)   -ate WAY too many Girl Scout … Continue reading

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A 2015 WS100 Reflection: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” –Dr. Seuss

I said it during the Trail Runner Nation podcast on tapering and I’ll write it here again: the weeks and days before and after any Western States (or any “A” race) are downright bittersweet (but still more sweet than … Continue reading

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Now THIS is 40!

Yes, it’s Meredith Hijacking the blog… I was starting to worry about turning 40: a turned ankle/swollen painful foot at Mt. Masochist and then two weeks later strep throat and deep self doubt, fear, and really just feeling icky. In … Continue reading

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2 Minutes to What?

“2 minutes!!!,” David Horton told us as we ran downhill past him as he mountain biked uphill from the mile 11 Dancing Creek aid station. “Two minutes to what?” I thought to myself, maybe 2 minutes downhill to the aid … Continue reading

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