2014 Plans – Focus, Focus, Focus.

January 22, 2014

2014 Plans Oh what to do, what to do? It’s a good problem to have, don’t get me wrong but when you’re faced with all these incredible races and other opportunities a running career can seem rather short. How to you get it all in? I’ll be the first to admit that I lead a [...]

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Making of the USATF Club XC Course

December 23, 2013

So, it’s one thing to put on an ultra race or trail race and it turns out that it’s quite another to put on a USATF Club XC National Championships. Not to worry, I’m recuperating well after a few nights of sleep. Right now it’s that deep sigh of relief after you just get done [...]

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TNF 50 and Lots of Excuses

December 9, 2013

Well, even if the North Face 50 didn’t go as well as I thought it should it was still a fun weekend. I spent the week in Austin at the Running Event, a trade show for independent running retailers, checking out cool new product that pertains, on a daily basis, to my lifestyle and profession [...]

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Team RWB Running Camp

November 19, 2013

I’m just tired. I was expecting more of an easy weekend rather than what I actually got. I figured running camp, run easy, fewer miles, etc. Instead I, like usual, ran three runs a day, couple miles each, over rough terrain and now I’m spent. The three times through the obstacle course yesterday probably didn’t [...]

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Japan 2013

October 28, 2013

-By Dakota Jones I’m back in Japan. Last year I arrived in Tokyo completely unprepared for what I was to find. If Japanese people weren’t so nice I likely wouldn’t have made it past the airport. Unable to go forward, too poor to go back before scheduled, I would have spent ten unhappy days in [...]

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World Mtn Running Champs and a Bum Ankle

September 14, 2013

I think it’s fair to start off this report by saying this turned out to be a very disappointing race. I hate to be negative and I can still even find some positive aspects to the trip to Poland but at the same time it was an important race for me to do well at. [...]

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Three Sisters Adventure Day

September 2, 2013

I’ve been waiting the whole summer for another shot at the Three Sisters Traverse record. Back in about 2005-6 Kevin Grove took me across all three peaks for the first time. He trashed me that first time and little did I know until the third and final peak that day that we were racing it [...]

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Cascade Trifecta: Attempt #2

July 26, 2013

We both sat slumped in the snow, 2000 vertical feet from the summit of Mt Rainier, discussing our options. It was getting close to 2pm, late in the day for anyone heading up that high on the mountain. Both of us were exhausted as we’d just pushed to 19,000 feet of elevation gained in the [...]

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Teva, I mean, GoPro Mtn Games

June 19, 2013

Teva I mean, GoPro Mtn Games Still takes some getting used to anytime a big event decides to change sponsors but uses it in their name for branding. Each of the past three years I’ve made the pilgrimage to Vail for the Mtn Games and when you repeat events from year to year with the [...]

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Yankee Springs Trail Run

June 6, 2013

Back in February an email entered my inbox from Nick Liversedge (Midwest MHW Rep) via Mountain Hardwear that was requesting an athlete to come to Grand Rapids, Michigan in June for a little three-day race and to do a talk at the local running store. I looked at my calendar, thought a little while about [...]

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