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Changing Seasons, Changing Gears

Changing Seasons, Changing Gears

For most trail runners September signals beginning of the end of the season. Thoughts start shifting to gathering firewood, early powder days, and nights around the fire with friends. For me, racing started early this past season with a trip to Hong Kong for the Asian...
Into the Vortex

Into the Vortex

The last month and a half has gone by faster than I could have imagined.  Life, generally speaking has, been very, very busy.  Many years ago when I started this blog I knew that one of the greatest challenges I would face would be balancing all of the different...
Struggling through the Bear

Struggling through the Bear

For the last three miles stopping is all that has consumed my thoughts.  I am not sure why exactly, which is probably the most frustrating part of it all.  Maybe I got a little too hot climbing out of Cowley and I probably fell behind with hydration, but honestly my...
Idaho 12ers Fastest Known Time

Idaho 12ers Fastest Known Time

Impending darkness, it’s a funny thing.  Jared and I had been on the move for more than 20 hours and we were stuck on the ridge between Breitenbach and Lost River Peak.  The sun was getting low on the horizon and for the moment, things looked a little desperate....
Bighorn 100 Gear List

Bighorn 100 Gear List

It’s funny, but I wrote this a couple of weeks after the race and thought I had posted it.  It turns out it doesn’t publish unless you actually tell it to.  When I checked today to see how the site was doing I realized my error.  I did spend a few minutes...
A Barnburner on La Palma: Transvulcania 2014

A Barnburner on La Palma: Transvulcania 2014

The last few days have been a blur.  After the race Saturday, which I’ll get to in a minute, everything has pretty much blurred together.   After I finished I hung around the finish area enjoying the deluxe treatment that Transvulcania dishes out and I waited...