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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

I mean, I’m certainly not the fastest guy on the trails, but I’ve got more trail running cred than most of the racers here. After a full summer of big runs in the mountains, throwing down thousand-feet-per-mile grades off trail … Continue reading

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Deseret Quartet

Once again, I threw my professional cares to the wind, picked a pair of beat-out running shoes I wanted to destroy, crammed the trusty dad-mobile to the roof with camping gear, and headed west. Last year’s eye-opening Spring Break trip proved … Continue reading

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Spring Break Well Broken

Having kids was a conscious decision. We knew that it would cramp our wild-and-crazy style for sure, but genetic imperatives are strong. Kids happened, and with them came the dramatic reduction in the number of crazy adventures we had. Or … Continue reading

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Second Verse, Same as the First

Moab’s Redhot 50k+, back for more! Feb 13-15, 2009 Hypothesis:Greater experience with long trail distance running and prior knowledge of a challenging course will lead to performance improvements in a runner. Motivation I’d vowed to run less this year after … Continue reading

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My First Ultramarathon

Moab’s Redhot 50k Feb 16, 2008 Someone wise once said, “Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess and in large groups.” This philosophy has definitely been adopted by the Special Idiots, the local group of adventure-folk recently obsessed by … Continue reading

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Afloat in the Bowels of the World

Canoing Stillwater Canyon, Green River, UT June 15-28, 2005 Every summer when I was a lad, my family took long canoe-camping trips. We started when my sister and I were quite young and gradually got more ambitious as we got … Continue reading

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