Before his first step, he’s off again.Read more "Wandering Wyoming & Montana"
For the third year in a row, I took part in one of the Zion Ultra races put on by Matt Gunn and company. Also for the third year in a row, I managed to have the absolute worst race of my season. In 2012, I dropped from the 100k due to not giving a […]Read more "2015 Zion 50k Race Report – Third Time Is Not The Charm"
Winter is my favorite season and February is (was) prime ski season in northern Utah. ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’ is what my license plate says. My snow tires and ski rack have been on my car since October. When I register for races in February or March, I secretly hope that I don’t make the […]Read more "Antelope Canyon 55k – Sand is nothing like Snow"
By the time day four rolled around a bit of a phenomenon was happening for me. I found myself continually slipping back into 5th position in the group. The previous days I had figured that I was doing this for two reasons. The first was I wanted to take as many photos as possible of […]Read more "Alta Via 1 – Days 4 & 5 – Vassoler to Belluno"
Day 2 – Lagazoui to Citta di Fiume (20.5 Miles – 7,493 feet of descent – 4,790 feet of gain) With a successful day one in the books, the group was excited to see what the next day had in store for us. All of us felt extremely fortunate to have made it up to […]Read more "Alta Via 1 – Days 2 & 3 – Lagazoui to Vazzoler"
I first want to start this off by apologizing to every running friend I know. Our recent trek through the Dolomites on Alta Via 1 may be the only running related topic I ever speak of again. This adventure was absolutely stunning and far exceeded any of my expectations. It may also facilitate my retirement […]Read more "Alta Via 1 – Day 1 – Lago di Braies to Lagazoui"
“You will be consoled according to the greatness of you sorrow and affliction; the greater the suffering, the greater will be the reward.”-St. Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi (credit to Harrison for placing on my pace card) Few rules are black and white in the human experience playbook. Of course there are a few consequences to simplify […]Read more "IMTUF 100 2014: Layers"
The 2015 version of the Buffalo Run marked the fourth year in a row running out on the Island. In 2012 it was my first 100 miler. The last two years were attempts at “fast” 50 milers. For 2015, I opted for the 100 mile. I have no real rational as to why. I consider […]Read more "Buffalo Run 100 Race Report 2015 – Redux"
“When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.” – Steven Wright I was about 5 miles when I first thought to myself, “those poor bastards running the 100 miler are going to die in this sand.” I was making my way […]Read more "Antelope Canyon 50 Mile Race Report – Slightly Sandy"