Running the Gorge Waterfalls 100k seemed like a good idea when this race opened up in the winter. Breein and I signed up the day it went on sale and the race (as expected) sold out rather quickly. I already knew I was running the Buffalo Run 100 and for some reason this race being […]Read more "Gorge Waterfalls 100k – 2016"
The 2016 version of the Buffalo Run 100 was a good one for me. Despite that, I don’t have any desire to do a play by play as to how my day unfolded. This is a race performance I’ll draw from a lot the next time I get into a prolonged calorie deficit. I’ve learned […]Read more "Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100 – 2016"
“Life comes from within your heart and desire.” – MMRead more "The Trails of 2015"
It was mile 40. The last 12 felt pretty horrible. I managed to keep grinding out a respectable pace, but I didn’t know how long that would last. My stomach was empty and with no real plan to keep adequate calories in, I was all but resigned to the fact that I may be suffering […]Read more "Man Does Not Live On Skittles Alone – Buffalo Run 50 Mile Race Report – 2013"
Let’s just get the disappointing news out of the way. I dropped from the Wasatch 100 at Big Mountain (mile 39). I won’t go into the details, but lets just say I couldn’t keep any food down. The heat obviously wreaked havoc on my stomach and I couldn’t figure out a way to keep the […]Read more "Wasatch 100 DNF – 2013"
About half way through the summer last year I swore I wasn’t running Red Hot in 2014. I was worn out from a long season of running and I wanted a long break over the winter to recharge. The more I thought about it, the more I reasoned that I wasn’t getting worn out from running […]Read more "Harry’s Moab Red Hot 55k Race Report – 2014 Edition"
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"
We made our climb out of the south rim of Grand Canyon in the sixteenth hour of our trek. The entirety of our double crossing felt like a blur. Sixteen hours of running, hiking and talking felt like was over in an instant. We had depleted our calories before Phantom Ranch and missed our opportunity to refuel there. Breein was clearly dizzy […]Read more "Grand Canyon Double Crossing"