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 …
…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….
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?
A Western States qualifier forged in a crucible of mud and elevation, starting with the flu and a fever on Monday, and ending with The Canyons 100k only 5 days later.
Fast, challenging, scenic, and fantastic. The Lake Sonoma 50 is a popular race, attracting some of the best in the sport. One of the wonderful things about the LS50 is the course allows you to see the leaders as they loop back. Watching them run is staggering. The power they exhibit is intense. Commentators will often use the term “raw power”, but I feel “honed, calibrated, and expertly crafted” best describes the level of performance on display….
On October 1st, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend an event in which Scott Jurek would be recounting stories from his recent Appalachian Trail FTK success….
There were amazing stories, laughs, somber recollections, and insightful reflections from the 2175 mile journey.
This is a big year for me. It’s exciting…and a little terrifying. The last year was filled with trials and tribulations and to some degree, literally. There were a few large personal hurdles that I had to face and with friends, family, time, money, and a lot of “therapy miles”; I made it through. Life …
Run from you problems. That is usually the opposite of what people say to do on the face of adversity. They’re wrong. Well, sometimes. A person of strong character should, and often does face their problems without shifting responsibility. However, sometimes a quick reaction is not always the most prudent. It is often necessary to …