Last Saturday, 300 brave warriors stood together at the foothills of Rancho San Rafael Park near Reno, NV, shaking off the high desert morning chill. All eyes were on Peavine Peak, stretching 4,500′ vertical into the clear blue sky, and the snake of trail leading to the top that would begin our journey.  We were here to race the 28th annual Silver State 50-mile/50k/Half Marathon , a beautiful and hilly trail run put on by the Silver State Striders , and it was time to get moving! (Last minute instructions before the 85 runners tackle the 50-miler) I met some familiar faces at the start, many of whom were getting their last training cycles in before the Western States 100m and Tahoe Rim Trail 100m (TRT), two big summer races with similar terrain

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Soaring Through the Silver State 50-Miler

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