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To create splits for a 20-hour finish, I added 13 percent to Rob Krar's times in last year's race.

Notes for next time: Pacing, gear, intakes, and crewing

That I’m already talking about a “next time” is a good indication that I was pleased with my Run Rabbit Run 100 performance and that my recovery has been relatively mild. I have no specific plans yet, but I think it’s apparent that I do relatively better in races that are longer and have more […]

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I’m racing 100 miles on Friday. Track me, live.

The starting pistol for the Run Rabbit Run 100 fires at noon on Friday. For the next 20 +/- hours I’ll be running and hiking through the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The course’s 40,000+ vertical feet of change won’t be easy, especially at elevations up to 10,500 feet. This is my first 100-mile race […]

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A classic Colorado start for the Dirty 30: beautiful morning light, brisk temperatures, and thin mountain air.

A dirty wake-up || Dirty 30 Race Report

Last Saturday I kicked off my ultra racing season with the Dirty 30 in nearby Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Unofficially, the 31.8-mile course has 7,800 vertical feet of gain, with elevations ranging from 7,750 to 9,500 feet. For me, this race was a perfect season-opener. It was conveniently local. The late-May date guaranteed at […]

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In the medical tent after finsihing the Leadville 100 in 2008. I'd destroyed myself in the process of finishing 2nd in 18:17: I couldn't sit up on my own, and I had to be loaded into my car on a gurney and carried into the house where we are staying. Makes you wonder: Why am I going to do this to myself again?

My 2015 ultra running race schedule: Strategy & considerations

A non-running subject to start. Join me on Thursday, February 19 at 11am PST for a live online event about backpacking shelters. We’ll be discussing pros & cons of double- and single-wall tents, tarps, hammocks, and bivies. Register here: This year excites me, a lot. It’s the first since 2010 in which I have both the desire […]

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The deepest and most talented TNF50 field ever?

The starting line of last weekend’s The North Face 50 Mile Championship was a who’s-who of the ultra running scene, primarily domestic but with some international flavor, too. Some of the faces I knew from Boulder or past industry events like Galen Burrell, Sage Canady, Dave Mackey, and Jorge Maravilla. But others I knew only […]

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