My First Hike In Salt Lake : Finding Joy
Apr30

My First Hike In Salt Lake : Finding Joy

Today I went for my first hike.  I let mark pick the trails because I am too lazy to do that part. Unfortunately, Mark’s selections tend to be more challenging then I would like. He did asked me for my preferences and my only request was not to choose a trail that would keep us out there too many hours.  He briefly showed me the map.   “See? It’s an easy one but we will gain  2700 feet”. So, I prepared myself mentally for a good...

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Race Report: Collegiate Peaks 50
Apr29

Race Report: Collegiate Peaks 50

The 2012 Collegiate Peaks 25 and 50 Mile Runs was held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Buena Vista, CO (that’s Bee-you-na Vista. The race is directed by Burke Kaiser and is sponsored by the Buena Vista Optimist Club. This years event was the races 12th running. It was voted “Best Colorado Ultra in 2009″ by Colorado Runner Magazine. This was my first time running the Collegiate Peaks 50 Miler. The race served as my...

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Vegan Ninja Death Camp: Ultramarathon Training
Apr29

Vegan Ninja Death Camp: Ultramarathon Training

   FOLLOW ENDURANCEJER THROUGH TWO WEEKS OF PEAK 100 MILE TRAINING! Happening Now: “Final Thoughts” video posted at bottom and headed out the door for 30 mile run. CURRENT TOTALS: 6 days; 134 mi (164 mi by end of Friday); 20,000 ft vertical; (4) Summits  Everyone trains for ultras in their own unique way. After 7 years in this sport, I have taken bits and pieces from others as well as the trial and errors of my own...

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Special Post for Women
Apr28

Special Post for Women

My 12-year-old daughter came home from school the other day and told me about a friend that got her very first period during P.E.  She accompanied her friend to the female teacher and announced that the girl had just gotten her period.  The teacher’s response: Running will make you feel better.  Get back out there. While I agree with the teacher about the benefits of running, I wish my daughter had offered the crucial info that this...

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Salt Flats 100 – Race Report
Apr28

Salt Flats 100 – Race Report

We arrived early in the morning Saturday to cover the final hours of the Salt Flats 100 Ultra Marathon.  The Start – Finish for the race was held at the start Bonneville Salt Flats Raceway.  One of the bonuses of covering this race was the opportunity to attempt the land speed record for a Toyota Corolla.  The course didn’t have it’s proper prerace grooming so 85mph was all we could achieve.  Regardless, cross...

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