I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a lot of amazing athletes as an ultra runner. I met Shane Niemeyer when I volunteered to carry water for some elite triathletes in Boulder. My job was to carry waters and gels on … Read the rest
I run this trail at least once a week and it ticks me off every time.
There it is…a shortcut. A shortcut on a trail!
I have never taken the shortcut. Why would I? Why would anyone?
Oh look, … Read the rest
Well…it happened. I won a race. I entered a local 5k for fun on a business trip and won the damn thing. Yep, arms up and people cheering as I crossed the line – the moment was mine. Awful.
I … Read the rest
Newton is well known in the triathlon world. Craig Alexander has been running down the competition in his light, fast and of course – COLORFUL Newtons for years. Most of us in the ultra world are not that familiar with … Read the rest
He’s Irish…don’t get him drunk.
He’s Irish…don’t get him angry.
And for God’s sake don’t get him drunk and angry!
Well…you had to go and do it. You pushed enough of my buttons that I am now back here. You … Read the rest
That’s it…I’m sick of this modesty bullshit. Where did it come from? I’ve seen it growing like a fungus for years and now the stench is unbearable. Did it start with “participation trophies” over “winner’s trophies”? Did it take hold … Read the rest
Last week I successfully completed another big block of training. With my legs fully encased in my recovery compression tights I took a few moments to reflect. Like most ultra runners there’s more to the daily to-do list than stretch, … Read the rest
People see failure in a lot of ways. And who’s to really say who’s to judge (if I missed a “whom” moment there then you can see me as a failure). For me, I have a certain criteria of what … Read the rest
The Bjorn Daehlie Ambition race hat is a lightweight wool knit hat with a mesh top and soft terry cloth front panel for moisture management and amazing comfort. When this hat arrived I will fully admit that I did not … Read the rest
With a refreshing and honest voice Vanessa Runs (Vanessa Rodriguez) takes us on a real-life journey in “The Summit Seeker: Memoirs of a Trail Running Nomad.” In this book Vanessa sits us down for a heartfelt conversation on running and … Read the rest