Lynn K Hall


My first trail race of the season – Dirty 30 50K – is only one week away! I’m particularly excited for the Dirty 30 this year because it will be my fifth year finishing, and the race director (Megan Finnesy) presents five-year finishers with cool jackets.  Obviously ultras are all about the badass apparel. Of the four years I’ve finished Dirty 30, I had a migraine for two of them. In the… Read More

Distance: 50K plus, or about 32 – 34 miles…who knows? Vertical gain: Race profile says 7,300, but my GPS argues 8,000 feet Goal time: 8:30 Actual finish time: 9:23 I have a confession: yesterday I was pouting hard-core as I crossed the Golden Gate Dirty 30 finish line. One of the volunteers at the timing mat said that I must not have liked that race at all, given the expression on my… Read More

Stats: Distance: The race was supposed to be 50K (31 miles) but due to flood damage and a re-route, ended up somewhere approaching 34 miles. Vertical gain: 8,000K, felt like 10K! Goal: To better my time from last year. In 2013, I was worn down from my first 50 mile race immediately followed by a road marathon. I started the Dirty 30 feeling strong, but somewhere near mile 21 things quickly turned… Read More