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Waldo 100K – 2013 Race Report

Waldo 100K – 2013 Race Report

I have watched the movie “Unbreakable” dozens of times and the one of the most notable parts of the movie for me is the sound of the gong as the sun rises and the runners climb up the Escarpment. It is a sound of hopes and dreams as runners look to make the journey from […]

Skins: Essentials Compression Socks

Skins: Essentials Compression Socks

I have spent the better part of the last four years testing out various brands of compression socks. I have been a firm believer in them since the day I started running four years ago. I never really paid attention to the health benefits; it was simply as a tribute to my dad who had […]

Tracking Disney and California Adventure Miles

Tracking Disney and California Adventure Miles

We recently took our first trip to Disneyland and California Adventure and being that we have a young daughter we figured we would not be going on too many rides but we would be spending a lot of our time walking around pushing a stroller. I thought it would be interesting to track my status […]

Making a Race Schedule

Making a Race Schedule

Now that summer is finally over even here in Arizona it is time to start to think about next year’s schedule. Since the ultra running community has doubled in size over the last few years more and more races are filling up in the first few days that they open. Many races are now lotteries […]

Why are we so serious, it’s just running?

Why are we so serious, it’s just running?

Race Directing today is a lot different than it was ten years ago, before the Facebooks and Twitters, changed the way feedback was provided for races. What was once a well thought out email or letter to the RD after the race is now an emotion driven one liner visible for all to see before […]

Trail Running Camp on the Nueces

Trail Running Camp on the Nueces

Over the past few years trail running has taken on a life of its own and every day we’re seeing more and more people make the transition from running roads to running trails. This is not the easiest transformation for most since most runners have always been taught that increasing your speed is the most […]

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

We flew into Medford late Thursday night and when we woke up Friday morning and started to drive around Ashland we were treated to one of the coolest little towns I have ever visited. Having never been to Oregon I wasn’t sure what to expect but what we found was a beautiful countryside with fall […]

Is advertising a victimless crime? I think not.

Is advertising a victimless crime?  I think not.

There are so many “great products” out there today but how does one weed through the reviews and actually find a product that is actually great and not just a lot of hype? I’m not sure that there is a product that really fits the bill of being great. You have to remember that just […]

Victory Sportdesign: Bear 1 Review

Victory Sportdesign: Bear 1 Review

This past weekend I had the opportunity to test out the new Victory Sportdesign drop bag called the “Bear 1″. I have demoed and gone through so many drop bags since I started running ultras, when I saw this bag in Ultrarunning Magazine I immediately wanted to try it out. When I run ultras my […]

Beauty and the Beast – Speedgoat 50K

Beauty and the Beast – Speedgoat 50K

Before I even begin giving my race report and background on this years race I have to congratulate my brother-in-law Kevin Conte on his first ultra race and finish at Speedgoat 50K. I would have to say when I approached him with the idea of running this race with me I thought he would laugh […]