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Alex Varner
Ultra-Marathon Elite
247 Followers 15 Following
Mill Valley, CA 

ABOUT ME

OVERVIEW
Born and raised in San Rafael, CA. Ran cross country and outdoor track in high school (The Branson School, Ross, CA). Ran cross country, indoor & outdoor track at Davidson College (NC).... Read more

HIGHLIGHTS

MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • > Runs for Nike Trail Elite
    > 7th at 2014 Western States in 100 mile debut
    > 1st and CR at 2015 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile
    > Member of Team USA at the ... Read more

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MY MOTTO
Nike Trail Elite. Run. Donuts. Shoes.

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Alex Varne...5 months ago

2016 REVISITED

Year in Review 2016


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SPORTS

Running, Marathon, Ultra-Marathon, Track and Field

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Level

Professional

Age Group

30 - 39

Coach

Jason Koop

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My Strava


15mi   122min   4159ft
F*cking keeners
10mi   66min   456ft
Love when drivers pull halfway
10mi   67min   604ft
Super power request: ability t
4mi   48min   285ft
Challenged Athletes Foundation
10mi   85min   2582ft
Just not quite where I want it

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2016 REVISITED

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2014 TCS NYC MARATHON

The New York City Marathon

New York, NY



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A few (hopefully) useful training tips

1. Specificity is important in training for any race. With a hilly course, running hills (both up and down) is important...


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Alex Varner1 year ago

WAY TOO COOL 50K

Not feeling any hip pain



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Getting back into training

One of the hardest things, at least for me, in running (and I would imagine this is similar...


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Quad dipsea 2015

Quad Dipsea

USA, CA


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Alex Varne...2 years ago

The Stick-Self Roller Massager

Benefits: Ability to work on myself

Usage: Almost daily. I use it after my run...



Dont call it a comeback

I think I’m coming back. After the last post, I took another week or so off and began running fairly conservatively ag...


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Increasing Running Mileage 10% per week

As a general rule of thumb, it's a good idea to increase your mileage by around 10% per week to avoid injury. Ramping up...


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Beer Mile World Championships (Heat...

Throwing up just after the finish



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Clothing that I use when the conditions are cold and/or wet.


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Recovery Gear

These are the tools I use to recover after hard workouts and races.



Not as anticipated

Thursday, July 30, 2015 One of the major factors in my deciding to drop at Western this year was the thought that I w...


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Alex Varner2 years ago

Squashed

Western States 100 Mile Endurance R...

USA, CA


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2015 Boston Marathon

Thursday, April 23, 2015 Boston. There’s really not much else you need to say to most people, runner or not. There...



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2015 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile

Thursday, April 16, 2015 I don’t think my race at Lake Sonoma has sunk in yet. I look at pictures and watch videos ...


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Another Year, Another Mile

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s been a while. Mainly because not a ton has happened racing-wise si...


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2014: A (probably) Disrespectful Retrosp...

Thursday, January 08, 2015I’m rather late in getting this year-end post out, but I regret nothing. Between TNF and now...



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Race Day

If you feel fast, you'll run fast.


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