Loving Nowhere – The Joys of Adventure Running
Feb27

Loving Nowhere – The Joys of Adventure Running

My story of running began as I completed a long day hike to the summit of Utah’s tallest mountain, King’s Peak, in September 2008. As we returned to the trailhead after 13+ hours of hiking we checked the trail register to see if there were others who were as cool as us and attempted to do in one day what took most backpackers three. We came across a half dozen or so other crazies who had completed the 26 or more mile trek to the...

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Moab’s Red Hot 55k Race Report
Feb25

Moab’s Red Hot 55k Race Report

I signed up for the Moab Red Hot 55k back in September after my friend and race directing partner Davina asked me if I wanted to go on a running road trip with her. I gotta admit, I was a bit reluctant to make a nine hour drive ‘just’ to do a 50k. But I wanted to support Davina in doing a run that interested her, and honestly, the run really did look pretty cool. Or Hot, as it were. Through a variety of circumstances that led me to...

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Ultra-Relationships
Feb21

Ultra-Relationships

I’ve heard it time and again over the last decade that I’ve spent in ultra running: “Ultra ruined my marriage/relationship.” This statement has always fascinated me. Mostly because of, dare I say, how incredibly false it is. In this article I’d like to offer my own, non-expert opinion to the true issues our relationships face when we become ultra runners, the real reasons (perhaps) your...

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Into the Flow: Expression of Movement
Feb14

Into the Flow: Expression of Movement

You glance at the summit but it’s still quite far. There are several switchbacks and large rocks still to negotiate. You calm your breath. Taking shorter strides, you guide your whole body vertical. Bringing your gaze lower, you focus your attention only on the 10 feet ahead. The task is compartmentalized into something to focus upon in the here and now. Disregarding anything beyond that short stretch of gnarly trail, you think...

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5 Myths About Ultra Marathons
Feb14

5 Myths About Ultra Marathons

Time passes, seasons change, and new information comes out that influences the way we think. Some might say “it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks”, or that tried and true methods are still the most valid. That being said, it might be time to take a look at some antiquated opinions regarding trail and ultra-marathon races. Start slow and then slow down – while you definitely don’t want to start off at marathon pace, this thought...

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