Darn Tough Socks… Done Damn Right!
Jun29

Darn Tough Socks… Done Damn Right!

I’ve never accredited myself with being too smart. I have a tendency to run longer than most people work in a day. That’s a lot of abuse on my feet (and relationships). When it comes to my footwear and my socks, I am very picky. I want the best materials and comfort money can buy. After attending an outdoor trade show, my wife brought me a pair of Darn Tough socks to try out for the first time. The first two things I noticed were toe...

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Quest of Endurance: Interview with Track Ultrarunner Tim Lawson
Jun28

Quest of Endurance: Interview with Track Ultrarunner Tim Lawson

Tim Lawson is an old soul in a young body. Just 26 years old, Tim embodies the spirit of so many of our most veteran ultra athletes. He chooses the timed track events as his test of endurance, embracing the multi-day track events for their unique quality and challenge.  While trail events continue to grow exponentially in our country , Tim holds on to the roots of our sport. He has vast knowledge of the accomplishments of ultra...

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Race Report: Big Horn 100
Jun24

Race Report: Big Horn 100

I was incredibly excited to attend this years Big Horn Trail Races in Sheridan, WY. I had heard a lot about these races through the ultra-community over the years, and the event serves as one of the races that qualifies folks for the Hardrock 100. I was incredibly floored by Big Horn; which offers a 50K, 50Mi and 100 miler. In my years of ultra-running, I have yet to see a town roll out the red carpet like Sheridan and Dayton, WY does...

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Kickin’ Ass on Hope Pass: Leadville 100 Ultramarathon Training
Jun24

Kickin’ Ass on Hope Pass: Leadville 100 Ultramarathon Training

At about mile 40 in the Leadville Trail 100 mile ultramarathon, runners hit a virtual brick wall. Commonly known as, “Hope Pass”, ultrarunners in the notorious “Race Across the Sky” enjoy a heart-pounding ascent at grades as high as 21%. From about 9,600ft to 12,600ft, the ascent is made that much more difficult due to the lack of available oxygen!  The summit is “Hope Pass”, standing...

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Post-Surgery Update
Jun23

Post-Surgery Update

<— See those feet? There are no running shoes on them. I’m 6 weeks post-surgery (I had a torn labrum repaired on 5/9), and just saw my orthopedic surgeon for a checkup. He says everything looks great, which is good news…except my shoulder still aches SO MUCH! I’m out of the sling, finally, and am supposed to spend the next 9 weeks working on “functional motion,” which basically means I can go...

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