I think, therefore I am…

Posted by relhats in Blog, Uncategorized on Feb 1, 2013

Animals didn’t develop to consider long-term consequences and long-term planning even though it may be written in our DNA to behave in ways that will secure a future existence.  We have to remind ourselves that we are animals and we act according to an ethical code and to the hormonal ebb and flow within our bodies.  Impulse control is something that needs to be learned and practiced–we are […]

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The miles we travel and those we meet along the way…

Posted by relhats in Blog, Race Report on Jan 31, 2013

This story has been nesting in my mind for months. It’s long, but hopefully entertaining… at the least… interesting. The miles we travel and those we meet along the way By Victor Ballesteros In January of 2012, I got an email from Palo Alto’s running superstar, Gary Gellin, asking me if I had any interest in doing a Fastest Known Time Attempt (FKT) around the 165 mile Tahoe […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

Posted by relhats in Blog on Sep 29, 2012

Announced by Gary Gellin, on Thursday, September 27. The snow hasn’t yet arrived and my health is where it should have been seven weeks ago. All systems are go for another shot at the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail speed record. I will start in Tahoe City at 4:30 AM on Sunday, October 7th and hope to complete the loop by 7PM on Monday. Updates will be posted […]

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Tahoe Rim Trail Speed Record Attempt – Gary Gellin

Posted by relhats in Blog, Race Preview on Jul 12, 2012 Gary Gellin

Most of you know that on August 13th I’ll be making an attempt to break the speed record on the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail. The current record is held by the Spanish runner Kilian Jornet with a time of 38 hours, 32 minutes. This is a time that many feel is close to unbreakable, but I have done extensive analysis, training, and logistical planning to ensure that […]

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Not gettin’ it done in Napa…

Posted by relhats in Blog, Race Report on Mar 4, 2012 Napa Valley Marathon

This morning had the makings of the perfect day for a marathon.  The 4:00 AM wake up call was less than pleasant, but I managed to slither out of bed, get ready, and head out the door for the 90 minute drive to the start in Calistoga by 4:30ish.  The weather was perfect, right around 40 degrees with clear skies and no wind.  Stephanie and I got to […]

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