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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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Chuckanut 50k

As many of you already know, Chuckanut 50k this past weekend didn’t go quite as planned for me. It was unfortunate that a turn didn’t get marked in time for when I passed through and as much as I wish … Continue reading

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Oly Trials Sum Up

I’m glad that’s over. Every four years I go through a long stressful buildup to what I consider to be the most important race I’ll have on the calendar. The Olympic Trials is just like every other race, only it’s … Continue reading

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