Nifty Fifty K Race Report

Prerace Thoughts It’s hard to believe a race that held such little weight could have gone so well. I didn’t taper, unless you count only doing a single 4 mile run the day before, yet somehow managed to feel 110% from the gun to the tape. I did however have a good feeling about the race based on how my…

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Crow Pass Crossing Report

I’d be lying if I said I went into crow pass crossing 100% confident of running under 3 hours 5 minutes. Between an early season injury and race week sore/flat legs I just didn’t feel like my ducks were in a row for a stellar performance. After Lake Sonoma 50 I suffered set back after set back. It started with some…

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Mt Marathon Reflection

It was promised to be the most competitive field of runners ever assembled for Mount Marathon. The 3.1 mile race has always been the largest of the mountain running grand prix, but with the addition of Kilian Jornet and other notable international athletes, Alaskans were ready to put up their fight against the best in 2015. I’ve never been the strongest…

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Race Season Approaching

Well its here.. Finally? Seems like summer has passed by in the blink of eye, but with July 4th quickly approaching I’m realizing that maybe I’m not as fit as I would like to be. That could be a slightly unfair statement as I definitely feel rested after taking time off in the early part of the summer to heal…

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Tracing the numbers to determine an injury

Injuries often arrive at the most inopportune time and linger far beyond a reasonable amount of time. If that’s not a quote somewhere it should be. We would all like to think that we will never deal with injuries, but that’s about as credible as believing that pulling out is a practical form of birth control. Shit happens, but at least…

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Training 4-13-2015 Summary

I spent most of this week trying to soak up the 50 mile training run that Lake Sonoma 50 developed into. Aside from sore feet and what now appears to be some Achilles tendinitis of some form I feel mostly pretty good. I should mention that Sunday I puked after a TAT run with Allan, Cody and Matias, but this…

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Lake Sonoma 50 Race Report

Travel and Foreword 50 Miles. Or in this case, 25 miles of running and 25 miles of dragging ass. I’ve taken time to let the race sink in before writing this hopefully burn off some of the frustration (through running of course) for such a poor performance. I’d love to have an excuse for what happened, but I don’t. I…

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Training Summary 3-9-15

I’m going to roll a short race summary into this training summary due to the smaller nature of the race, and my reduced weekly volume for the week. Saturday was the inaugural Crazy Lazy mountain race in Palmer, which entailed summiting the mountain through the traditional route, then descending the via the smith trails. The route was originally thought to…

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