National Guard Training

October 16, 2012

July 2nd to September 14th. During this time I spent 10 weeks in Fort Benning, Georgia experiencing all that comes with Basic Combat Training (BCT). I did my research and had a pretty good idea of what I was in for. Little did I know of the perspective to be gained upon completion of this [...]

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Mt Hood Photo Essay

October 16, 2012

What do you do on your weekends? Get a bunch of really fast runners together and go on a nice epic long run in the mountains is one of the best answers I could have come up with, so…

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Mt Hood Circumnavigation

October 14, 2012

If you’re an avid runner, especially trail runner, there are a few places on Earth that you want to make sure you get to before you kick the bucket. Mt. Hood and the Timberline Trail is one such place. Several years ago I had the opportunity to run/hike this trail with a good friend of [...]

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The Youth of Ultrarunnning and UROC

October 4, 2012

It’s amazing how some days just work out. But in reality you can look back at all the things that went into the day to make everything work out the way they did, so in a way, nothing ever just works out. It’s how well you know your self and how thoughtful your preparation is [...]

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62 Miles, seriously, what were you thinking?

September 28, 2012

Another year, another double. Yes, I did it again and it was hard, again. The double this weekend of a 50k Saturday and a half marathon Sunday isn’t easy but it’s actually next weekend’s UROC 100k that really frightens me. I’m ok with up to 50k right now but 100k is further than I’ve ever [...]

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Run Rabbit Run

September 14, 2012

Steamboat Springs, Colorado will be alive this weekend with TWO great races.  This year marks the sixth running of the Run Rabbit Run 50 mile event and the first running of the 100 mile event.  It also is the second race in the Montrail Ultra Cup series, which began with Waldo 100k in August (results [...]

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Leadville

August 20, 2012

That is Jay Aldous, this year’s fifth place finisher at the Leadville Trail 100, only a few minutes after finishing the race. Please note his Montrail Rogue Fly shoes, which he wore for all 100 miles. Jay is a tough guy, being the over-50 world record holder for the 100 mile distance, having run a [...]

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Montrail Ultra Cup Rules Update

August 16, 2012

When the starting gun goes off this Saturday for the Waldo 100k, it also signals the start of the 2012-13 Montrail Ultra Cup season.  Find the full schedule here, but we wanted to take the time to explain a couple exciting scoring and rule changes for this year.  From humble beginnings as a California-centric series, [...]

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The Busy Summer Recap

August 11, 2012

Yes, it’s been a busy couple of weeks and I’ve neglected my blogging duties. So lets recap to bring you up to speed. Olympic Trials, Cascade Trifecta (Rainier, Adams, Hood) attempt but fail, Siskiyou Outback 50k, Steens Mtn Running Camp, and now on my way to SpeedGoat 50k. You got the blog on the Oly [...]

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Wobble Report

August 5, 2012

Hardrock took a toll on me. For a week afterwards I thought I was fine, but several attempts at big days of running and climbing batted me down, and I was relegated to a week at home on the couch. The rest did me good, and by the time I came up to Salt Lake [...]

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