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H.U.R.T. 100 – Race Report

H.U.R.T. 100 – Race Report

I am going to attempt to recall and articulate my “vision-quest-of-a-race” down in Hawaii this past January 18-19, 2014. There is so much time in 100-milers to think about life, to reflect, and to celebrate what we love. There are also times where you think about rational choices and decisions you are making. You know…that […]

Patagonian International Marathon 63k – 2013 Race Report

Patagonian International Marathon 63k – 2013 Race Report

Before September 2013 Patagonia was a cool company and a logo on my jacket. I knew that it was a far-away place that many outdoor adventurers visit, but honestly didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to travel there (especially for running) at this stage in my life. How did I get so lucky?! I’ll tell […]

TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler

TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler

Trail:   A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something Factor:  One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process Put those two together and you have TrailFactor:  A Portland, Oregon-based trail running group that regularly gathers for group runs, social meet-ups, trail maintenance, and micro […]

Waldo 100K Trail Run

Waldo 100K Trail Run

The 2012 Waldo 100k is definitely going down in the history books as one to remember. A few days before the event race director Craig Thornley announced (via the Forest Service) that there was a wildfire smoldering and burning close to sections of the course where we would be running. The way in which Craig […]

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 2

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 2

In “Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 1″ I discussed the physical categories of my training for this particular event. With the Western States Endurance Run (Western States 100) less than a week away, today in my follow up article I’ll continue to break down my preparations for the categories of […]

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 1: Physical Training

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 1: Physical Training

I call it the “Dream Run” because I have been visualizing this classic route and event for years. It finally manifested itself in December 2011 when I was pulled randomly in the lottery gaining entry for the coveted 2012 race. Anyone involved in the sport of ultrarunning probably knows Western States 100. In fact even […]

Table Mountain Summit

Table Mountain Summit

On February 8, 2012 my buddy and Montrail athlete Sean Meissner headed out to the Columbia River Gorge for a run on the trails that are usually covered with snow this time of year.  We ran the Pacific Crest Trail all the way from The Bridge of the Gods (Washington State and Oregon border) all […]