Archive for July, 2013

Got to Live: 923 Days to Remember – Book Review

Got to Live: 923 Days to Remember – Book Review

Written by: Cory Reese A few years ago I signed up for my first 100 miler, the Javelina Jundred. Prior to the race I meticulously studied the course – that hot desert trail winding up, down, and around the McDowell Mountains in Arizona. Somewhere in the midst of my obsessive compulsive studying of the race […]

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

From the darkness I heard a voice and felt myself being shaken awake. “You passed out, can you sit up?” In a haze I opened my eyes to stare into the face of a mountain biker leaning over me. Covered in dirt and blood my 100 mile race would be defined by just eight short […]

A Survival Guide for Life – Book Review

A Survival Guide for Life – Book Review

As I prepare for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run in six days my training has tilted from physical training to mental preparation. Like most of us I don’t have a sports psychologist or mental coach on my staff, in fact I don’t even have a staff. So my mental preparation normally turns […]

Brooks PureGrit 2

Brooks PureGrit 2

From toe and heel splits in the outsole/midsole materials to the burrito-wrap tongue the Brooks PureGrit 2 is one of the most unique trail shoes on the market today. But does unique mean the best or at least better? The only way to find out is to put them on and start logging miles…long, hard […]

2013 Black Hills 100

2013 Black Hills 100

For the third year in a row, I made the trek to South Dakota with my family to enjoy the hospitality of Ryan Phillips and Chris Stores, race directors for the Black Hills 100. Compared to the 100k last year, I’ve been able to apply my growing experience as a trail runner to the increasingly difficult […]