Not Your Average Date – The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon
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Not Your Average Date – The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon

Date of Race: 19 Nov 2017 Just a few months after our first child (my fourth) was born, Liz ran her first marathon at the California International Marathon. She nabbed her first ultra with a 50k finish the following summer, and then it was on to baby number two. We welcomed our second child this … Continue reading

Western States Dreams at The 2017 Cuyamaca 100K
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Western States Dreams at The 2017 Cuyamaca 100K

With a heavy heart and rested feet from the Tahoe 200 failure,  I was ready to go for my second big goal of the year: a lotto ticket for the Western States at the Cuyamaca 100K. I had originally signed up for the event hours before Annika was born – sitting in a chair next … Continue reading

2017 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run – on 20 miles of training…a Month
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2017 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run – on 20 miles of training…a Month

The first time I saw the 200 mile distance on Ultrasignup my mind was blown. I still remember it; a picture of Catra Corbett cruising along single track on some mountaintop with Lake Tahoe down in the distance. I had heard of and read about plenty of stage races before, but something about seeing that … Continue reading

2017 Cool Moon 100 Mile….Kilometer….ugh.
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2017 Cool Moon 100 Mile….Kilometer….ugh.

Date of Race: 12 Aug 2017 With the Tahoe 200 in September (of 2017), and no big 100 mile events on my calendar for the year, I knew I needed something to get me moving and ready for my run around the lake. I signed up for the Cool Moon 100 Mile event late in … Continue reading

2017 Hell Hath No Hurry 50K
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2017 Hell Hath No Hurry 50K

Hail to the King, Baby. – Ash More late race reports! Date of Race: 24 June 2017 The later half of June brings many things: My son’s last day of school, Father’s Day, our annual road trip, and of course – the Hell Hath No Hurry 50k Trail Run. After winning 50k race last year, I had … Continue reading

Silver State 50/50
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Silver State 50/50

Date of Race: 20 May 2017 Date of Report: 17 Jan 2018 —- Link to why this is so late in publishing. TL;DR – Overworked, overwhelmed, spread thin, depression, reinvention, failure, reinvention again. Forward progress. —- If you’re thinking about the Silver State 50/50 – do it. I had heard a lot of positive things … Continue reading

Run Till You Die
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Run Till You Die

Run Till You Die This is terrible advice. Then again… the alternative is worse. “I can’t do that.” I hate hearing “I could never do that! Its way farther than I could run.” Maybe they’ll talk about a 10k, a half marathon or even a marathon they’re training for…months down the road. Coach Travis, and … Continue reading

Embrace the Mud – 2017 Grizzly Peak 50K Race Report
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Embrace the Mud – 2017 Grizzly Peak 50K Race Report

Around the beginning of April, my wife and I were expecting the arrival of our second bundle of 3 am feedings and diaper changes, but madness still called my name. If I don’t run I go bonkers, the Siren’s call of the trail beckoned. Liz had run the Coastal Trail Run Big Basin 50K last … Continue reading

East Coast Wanderings & Hell Hath No Hurry 50K – Getting ready for a taste of hell
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East Coast Wanderings & Hell Hath No Hurry 50K – Getting ready for a taste of hell

…It had been 12 years since the last time I been up there, long before I was who I am now, and certainly before I was a runner. The mixed memories of my youth left me with a view that was grander than what lay before me. It was a sublime moment of reflection. Our memories of the past are often minimal when seen through the eyes our future selves…. Continue reading

Make Ultrarunning Great Again
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Make Ultrarunning Great Again

Policy changes, cultural shifts, laws and regulations, financial costs…..These are things most runners cannot agree on….and things most politicians don’t understand.

As we move towards the future, we must ask ourselves:

How can we improve the sport of Mountain Ultra Trail Running? Continue reading