2018 Hellgate 100k – An ode to mountain racing.

2018 Hellgate 100k – An ode to mountain racing.

I love a footrace in the mountains. Often, the term “trail running” is used to define the other side of running – the one off the roads, off the grid, away from the cars and crowds.  I’m not so sure I am satisfied with trail running alone, as I find...
Moments from MMTR

Moments from MMTR

Moments From the 2017 MMTR This past weekend was my 4thrunning of the Mountain Masochist 50-Mile Trail Run.  I love this race.  It is indeed a very special race.  And incredibly difficult to race it hard the whole time. I came into MMTR kind of flat – fairly beat down...
Grindstone 100 Race Report

Grindstone 100 Race Report

Going into the 2018 Grindstone 100, I just wasn’t sure what to expect.  Well, except some pain and suffering, of course.  I was somewhat dreading this race because I knew it was gonna hurt. Grindstone is SO long.  And SO many mountains.  And millions of slippery,...
Old Dominion 100 Race Report

Old Dominion 100 Race Report

This is a happy tale. One week out from running the Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Run and I’m finding myself in a really happy post-race place.  Yeah, part of the happiness comes from the fact that I had a good race – I took 2nd place overall, set a new 100-mile PR...
Winter Safety on the Trails

Winter Safety on the Trails

Winter is a great time for running, and in particular trail running.  Getting out on the trails in the winter provides some great advantages for the trail runner – expansive views without foliage in the way, no bugs or snakes, overgrown vegetation along the...