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

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Canyons 100K & Tahoe Rim Trail 100 – Training, Camping and BRAND NEW EVENT!

The weekend before the Canyons, there is a nice, low key race series held just south of San Jose. There are 5K, 10K, 13.1, 18 mile, and 50K events. I plan on doing the 13.1 as that is a 10 mile day for me.

It looks beautiful. There is even a guided nature walk going on the same time that my wife and daughter will be going to while I stretch my legs on the course….
…Since we’re camping at the Canyons 100K, it’s also time to break out the gear from it’s winter hibernation and shake it out. I would rather make sure everything is where it is supposed to be during a trial run, rather than the weekend of a big event…. Continue reading

Race Reports / Uncategorized

DNF: The Rancho Cañada del Oro Race Report

It was going to be difficult month. In June, I was faced with a daunting list of obligations; family, kids, baby, work, household and personal tasks, followed by a myriad of other obligations. The fog was going to push me to my emotional, financial, and time-in-the-day limits. It was going to be a short sprint, lasting … Continue reading

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Bucket List? More like ‘Buckle List’.

With the Hardrock and Western States recently in running news, I got to thinking about “the list”. Every runner has one… The running “Bucket List’. Many races make it to the list for the storied history that accompanies them, some for the challenge, Many make the list because, as a runner – it is just “something … Continue reading

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Dear Olivia

It’s 2:46 in the morning, on the Fifth of July. I am tired, but at peace. You are not even a week old, but have already given me so much. I am happy – even as I hold you now, still in the NICU, unable to take you home. You should be home, snuggled up in … Continue reading

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Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blacno

Last Friday, the fine folks at Yolo Brewing permitted a strange group of people known as runners to come, park their vehicles, run around for an hour in the Sacramento heat and return sweaty, dusty, and smelly to drink beer, watch a movie, and have an all around good time. It was….incredible. The Run If I … Continue reading

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Finding love in life…again

The last month has been…interesting. Preparing for the arrival of Olivia…. Loosing and trying to rebuild my online circle of runners, yogis, yoginis, and friends… Two weeks, cold rest from my last race….I HATE taking time off from running.  Dealing with the ups and downs of life – the usual friends, family, and work issues many … Continue reading

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Updates!

NEW RACE! July 18 – Rancho Canada del Oro Troy’s California Trail Runs There are 50K, 24M, 14M, 9M, and 4.2M races. I will be running the 50K….come join! NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM! I am not sure what happened, but my “wingedling” account was removed from the Instawebs. Later that weekend, after a fit of … Continue reading