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mile marathon 3:45 - Los Angeles
31 mile (50K) 5:47 Ridgecrest
50 mile 10:14 – Avalon
62 mile (100k) 15:22 - Angeles Crest
100 mile 24:44 - Phoenix, AZ
5 Badwater finishes
100 mile Solo Run 24:26
- Calabasas, CA
Beyond the 100 miles…
Badwater 135 mile - and double
I've started and
completed the Badwater 135 mile race 3x
The race is known to
be the "world's toughest ultra marathon"
135 miles, 125 degree
heat, 3 mountain passes, 60 hour time limit
Badwater Double - becoming the first woman
mile 51:41:47 - 2001
Mt. Whitney Summit - mile 156
Badwater Return - 292 miles
Southern California Grand Prix
Ultra Runners Series
2004 - 2nd overall - women masters
2001 - 2nd overall - age group
2000 - 1st overall - age group
memorable races…and why?
LA Marathon -
forget where you came from!
marathon (52 miles)-
my second 50 miler, and not yet comfortable running through bear and
mountain lion country, so when I felt the ground behind me rumble, I
thought this was the bear I was obsessing about…I stopped, dropped my
waist pack with food, and looked up to see it was the most beautiful
mule dear. I was relieved, even though he wouldn't move off the
trail, but instead just stood and stared at me. After this long
and compromising conversation with a dear to let me pass, I
continued on running with a huge stick in my hand, not knowing what to
expect. I thought this was a dream as I was running, a dear next
to me jumping and frolicking so gracefully, it was only seconds, but the
memory is forever, I was hooked to ultras from this experience.
Here I am seen with the race director who told me that I need to run
100's...it's all his fault! In picture 1, I am that little dot, in
the big forest, in the middle of the picture.
Rocky Raccoon 100 mile
endurance run -
completed this race 4 times, and finally know the 20 mile loop (5x)
course, and love it! I know I can do a sub 24 here, it's an easy 100
miler! My best time is just over 25 hours, I can shave an hour
plus, just watch this happen in 2006!
Western States 100 mile
endurance run -
wouldn’t love this…running through a snowy start, 90+ temperatures in
the canyons during the day, and crossing the American River at mile 78,
it’s the best! My husband and kids were there to greet me at mile
55, 62 and the finish line. This is my favorite race ever!
Love those blisters at mile 55 (picture 3), thank you Gillian for taking
care of them! I had the world's best pacers, Janet who ran with me
from Forest Hill, and we crossed the American river (3 am) together,
where Renne picked me up at mile 78 and ran with me to the
finish...Thank you both so much! I'll be back on June 25th,
2005...can't wait! This is the "creme de la creme" of 100's!
Javalina Jundred 100
mile endurance run -
Running through the
Arizona sunset, desert landscapes and the full moon…what else can you
ask for in a 100? Here I am at mile 90 something, Wolfie was
pacing me and making me laugh, and I was not wanting this to end!
I'll be back in October 2005... can't wait!
Badwater 135 mile ultra
marathon double (292 miles)-
I love to
challenge myself, and here it is! I can't wait to do the one way this
July, only 135 miles, the double (292 miles) was all about pain
management and I suffered more than I ever want to again. I can
still feel it today. There are numerous pictures from my 292 mile
journey on my "photo gallery" page. I'll be back July 11th, 2005...can't wait!
Jay who paced me 90 miles,
I love you Jay!
My kids and I at the
Badwater finish - 135 miles, and not done yet!
The summit of Mt. Whitney
feeling like a million
bucks, actually I just wanted to get home to my family, I missed
I think of the children
that I run for when I hurt, and for some reason my physical pain
100 mile Solo Endurance
Run - My greatest experience was to
run 100 miles without a race, competition, award or buckle, just a great
group of friends to support my solo run. For a full report go to
"what's new" and read my story. August 2005
Crest 100 mile Endurance run -
I'm so happy that I
finally finished this race, it has kicked my butt 3 times, and put
me in the hospital last year, but this year, I finished strong and
went home instead of the emergency! For a full report go
to "what's new" and read my story. September 2005
I love my horse Ben,
in a whole new way, he gave me everything to top 10 our first
endurance ride together. He’s the best! I remember being
about 10 miles from the finish, and he was tired, I told him the
same thing I tell myself..."we only have a few more miles to go, are
you a man or a mouse (horse)", and he listened to me and we did it -