Colorado 14ers: Adventure Ultrarunning
Jun25

Colorado 14ers: Adventure Ultrarunning

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 not about what you have…it’s what you do. How do you live your life? What do you do with your precious time? I don’t take it for granted when I stop on the trail to let a deer, bear, or moose walk by. I just...

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Zion Traverse: Ultrarunning
May29

Zion Traverse: Ultrarunning

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 the Grand Canyon crossing any day. Zion was the most amazing place I have ever seen. There is beauty in 360 degrees from the start of the run to the finish. The trails are...

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Blood, Mud, Pain, and Passion: This is Ultra
Mar31

Blood, Mud, Pain, and Passion: This is Ultra

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 normal. We are all capable of so much more…unlimited potential. It’s not about fame or fortune. It’s not about shiny medals or beer gardens. The possibility of failure is always upon us. After all, without the...

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24hrs of Palmer Lake: Race Report
Mar31

24hrs of Palmer Lake: Race Report

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 fit his schedule so he obtained the permits and hosted this race in his hometown. His effort provided an inexpensive, low-key race, where fun was emphasized from...

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Ironman vs. Ultramarathon: Endurance Athletes Who Do Both
Mar03

Ironman vs. Ultramarathon: Endurance Athletes Who Do Both

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 Wide World of Sports.  I remember seeing athletes struggle through the course on television. It was the most incredible thing I had ever seen. The pain, the suffering, the raw human emotion…it was unlike so many other things I...

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