Category Archives: race

2015 Year in Review

Obviously, it’s been a big year for me running-wise.  In previous years, I’ve hit 1000 miles only twice and that was in mid-December.  This year I rolled over that fourth digit on June 20th.  The pace fell off quite a bit … Continue reading

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Momentum: 100 miles in the Bighorn Mountains and Other Places

It grinds on, but I’ve lost all sense of time and pace and effort. I’m so far gone that the idea of stopping seems exotic, anathema. Kate is right there at my elbow, matching me stride for stride, just as she’s always been, just as she’ll always be. I’ve lost track of when I last drank, or ate, or peed. It doesn’t matter. I don’t need anything. I run. That’s what I’ve always done, that’s what I’ll always do. I have momentum. Continue reading

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Bighorn, the short-attention-span version

It’s going to take a little while to muddle up a coherent enough reaction to Bighorn to post here.  So for those of you following with baited breath (if any), here’s the short short version.  Race went pretty well.  There … Continue reading

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Bighorn Preview, Part Duh.

Am I ready?  I have no idea.  I’ve run a lot in the past eight months; 900 miles just in the first 24 weeks of 2015.  This is about twice the volume I’ve ever done before, even on “big” years. … Continue reading

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Bighorn Preview, Episode I

I don’t normally post race previews. That kind of fanboy nonsense I leave to Bryon Powell and his fine crew at irunfar.com. However, I’m tapering and have some time on my hands and apparently the way I taper is by … Continue reading

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My Own Private Quadrock

There were definitely mixed feeling when Pete and Nick canceled Quadrock (see below!). On the one hand, this was to be my biggest, baddest training run of the season – 50 quad-busting miles on some great local trails with most of … Continue reading

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Southside Half-ass

For the fifth year in a row, Boulder-area ultrarunners ushered in the new year with the informal Southside Fatass 50k race.  And for the fifth year in a row, my conditioning would not be nearly the level to run a … Continue reading

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