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Under Trained, Down Under – Tarawera 100k

By: Joelle Vaught I was so excited to have the opportunity to run the Tarawera 100k earlier this month in New Zealand! It is an amazing race with 1000 runners. I’ve been dealing with injury and haven’t trained more than about … Continue reading

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Hasetsune – Still the biggest badass race you’ve never heard of.

You don’t really realize how much the Japanese are into cats, yes cats, until you travel with self-described “crazy cat lady” Amy Sproston. They are really into cats here. They’re everywhere. Stickers, logos, sculptures, pumpkin heads, cafés. nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Three Days Run-Packing the Trinity Alps

There’s the trail!” I would hear every so often coming from Tonya just a way’s behind me. Looking out over the mass of white granite speckled with black I didn’t see anything other than a questionably man-made cairn off in … Continue reading

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Spartan World Championships

Maybe someone can help me out here. I’m having a hard time understanding how you get 10000 people out into the middle of nowhere in Vermont to run up and down a big mountain, carry around buckets of gravel, and … Continue reading

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TrailStoke – Bigger Mountains, Bigger Pain

Nick Elson and I were locked in a heated battle. We’d just passed through aid station 4 and he’d opened up another 1 minute gap on me after I’d just gotten done closing the first gap he’d gained on a … 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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