The Spirit: Found at Waldo
Sep30

The Spirit: Found at Waldo

As I wrote in my previous article Finding Waldo? I was not sure if I would find Waldo or not. A lot of things were up in the air, from the condition of my body, to my weak ankle, to the brand new fire burning in the center of the Waldo 100k race course. As it turned out, I did find Waldo in the sense of finishing, but more than that, I found MY Waldo, when defined as uniqueness and passion and heart – or Spirit. Halfway through our...

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Goldenleaf Half Marathon – Post race interview with Bob Wade
Sep28

Goldenleaf Half Marathon – Post race interview with Bob Wade

September 22, 2012 was a gorgeous fall day in Summit County.  The 34th annual Golden Leaf Half Marathon began in Snowmass and ended in Aspen.  When the starting gun went off hundreds of voices rose in a cheer to send the first wave of runners up the two-mile incline. This is the first time I’ve run this race and will absolutely be back to do it again.  It’s well organized, well staffed, accessible and challenging.  Afterwards, the...

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5 Things I Learned From the Pros After I Keeled Over
Sep26

5 Things I Learned From the Pros After I Keeled Over

  Carilyn recently traveled to Europe to race for Team USA in the 24 hour world champsionships.  After having to drop out after 4 hours she got the remarkable opportunity to watch and learn. After keeling over at Worlds last weekend,  I ended up being more of a spectator than a runner.   This turn of events gave me the unexpected opportunity to watch the pros like Yiannis Kouros, Mike Morton, and Connie Gardner race.   And it was...

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Petzl NAO – Full Review
Sep24

Petzl NAO – Full Review

    In early-July, Petzl approached me to test out their newest sport headlamp: the NAO.  After a few months of long night runs, an overnight 50K, Leadville 100, and Wasatch 100, I found that this headlight sets the standard for headlamps. Here’s a quick rundown on this sophisticated piece of equipment: 1.  Lumens – at a max of 350 lumens, this headlamp can light up an entire canyon.  I know I’ve done it...

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Running on the Edge
Sep24

Running on the Edge

For decades the lines between ultra-running, hiking, peak-bagging, and mountaineering have been pretty clearly defined, at least in the US (in Europe these lines have been obscured for ages). However, over the last few years we’ve seen those lines become a little more distorted. Historically, most ultra-runners were ex-marathoners who were tired of the distance and sought to try their luck running farther. Recently, if you were to...

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