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Western States and All That History

The best way I can describe Western States 100 for me is a whole new level of hurt. This photo says it all: It, of course, was much more than that. I’ve only had a few race experiences when crossing … Continue reading

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Best 50…ever! …Still hurt.

I don’t really know where to start this one. I wish I could say that heading to Wisconsin was all in the plan and that everything was planned out so that I’d done everything right in training both physically and … Continue reading

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Desafio Cumbres by Mountain Hardwear – Death Defying Edition

Let me paint a picture for you, it’s not much of a picture because it’s pitch dark outside but we’re headed down a steep dirt road in a stark landscape that could just as easily be Mars as it could … Continue reading

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Chuckanut 50k – Third Time is a Charm

This past weekend was the conclusion to three years of trying for a successful race at Chuckanut 50k. I don’t know what it was about this race but it’s been one that I know I’d never really run my best … Continue reading

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Upping the Trail Challenge with OCR

This past weekend I flew to Southern CA for my first obstacle race of the year and ended up hanging out with a reality TV star and an Australian, a big bonus for the weekend if you’ve ever had the … Continue reading

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2014 Plans – Focus, Focus, Focus.

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 … Continue reading

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World Mtn Running Champs and a Bum Ankle

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 … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Adventure Day

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 … Continue reading

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Cascade Trifecta: Attempt #2

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 … Continue reading

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Teva, I mean, GoPro Mtn Games

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 … Continue reading

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