Take Back the Trail

Trail running allows us to unplug and relax. We feel safe on the trails because we know every rock, every tree, and every puddle of our local route. We’re free to fly and fuse with nature… allow our mind to … Read the rest

Fragile: Friends Nev...

Jake and Jeremy were best friends from the beginning. They met in first grade and grew up together in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Jake was a high-energy kid with endless enthusiasm for life. He was a friend to everyone.  Jake excelled … Read the...

Colorado 14ers: Adve...

Colorado. I love this place. In 2008,  I was fortunate to move here and bring my love of endurance sports with me. Life is different in Colorado. Who you are is what you do. Climber? Skier? Mountain biker? Ultrarunner? It’s … Read the...

Zion Traverse: Ultrarunning May29

Zion Traverse: Ultra...

Trans-Zion….The “Zion Traverse”. Yeah, I’d heard of it. I had no idea though. No clue how mind-blowing this place was. The only comparison I have in my head is the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. After running both, I’d put Zion above … Read the...

Blood, Mud, Pain, an...

This one is not for you veterans. You already know what this is about. It’s your experience…your memories, your pain.  After a while, ultra becomes a part of who you are. If you do it long enough, you think it’s … Read the...

24hrs of Palmer Lake...

The inaugural ’24hrs of Palmer Lake’ kicked off this past weekend. First time race director, Israel Archuletta, organized this event and hosted it in the small and historic town of Palmer Lake, Colorado. Archuletta couldn’t find a training event that … Read the...

Ironman vs. Ultramar...

In 2006, I finished my first Ironman triathlon. It took me over five years to take my body and mind from “normal guy” to Ironman. The 140.6 mile race was a life-long dream etched from an early age by ABC’s … Read the...

Tahoe 200: Race Prev...

Imagine running and hiking over 200 miles of the most scenic and challenging mountain trails in the United States. You will not finish in one day. You will likely not finish in two days.  Running point-to-point along the historic Tahoe … Read the...

Buckle and Belt

Blood, sweat, and tears. It takes more than most people could ever imagine to finish a 100 mile foot race. It’s not just the physical effort either.  It’s the months and/or years of physical training, dedication, planning, and sacrifice that … Read the...

Yoga for Runners: A ...

After several years of competing in endurance sports, I found myself dealing with regular overuse injuries that often sidelined me from training. Those injuries included lower back problems, inflammation, patella tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and issues with the IT band. With … Read...