My most memorable races have a few turning points. These are moments where I consciously have to make decisions that really impact my end race result. This year’s Buffalo Run had three turning points that I can remember which made for an interesting day. The Buffalo Run was a focus race for me this year. […]Read more "Buffalo Run 50 Mile Race Report – 2014 Edition"
After last year’s Zion 100k disaster, I swore I’d never run a race in Zion again. My race last year was highlighted by a busted hydration bladder (with no backup plan), a watch I mistakenly didn’t charge, an overwhelming desire to take pictures of the course instead of actually racing, and ultimately a DNF due […]Read more "Zion 50k Race Report – How to Go Off Course With Confidence"
Last year at Bryce I ran the 100. 80 miles of it was spent with Mr. Jon Stuart. It is my most successful “mountain” 100 to date, so Bryce holds some significance for me. This year was going to be different. While I wanted to be on the course again, 100 milers were out for 2014. […]Read more "Bryce Canyon 50k Race Report – 2014"
“Courage is the bridge between our minds and our bodies.” – George SheehanRead more "IMTUF 2015 Pacing – In Photos"
Over the past year or so I’ve found myself gravitating more towards low key, low “hipster to normal person ratio” races. Maybe it’s my ever advancing old age (I am 30 now), but there have been a number of things about the evolution of this sport that has annoyed me. Yes, we have seen a […]Read more "Waldo 100k 2015 – What An Ultra Should Be"
This week I had the pleasure to watch two individuals participate in something they love. My brother and his friend Kaleb flew out to Utah on Wednesday for the purpose of fly fishing. While I know my brother actually came out to see me, the days were filled with an overloaded Prius C, streams, and […]Read more "Train Watching and Fly Fishing"
The month of July consisted of two separate trips to the San Juan’s. The first being to “race”, the second was to run around Silverton during the weekend of Hardrock. San Juan Solstice – I found out I got into this race about a week and a half before the event. Needless to say I […]Read more "San Juan’s X2 – San Juan Solstice 2015 And Hardrock Spectating"
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"
“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"