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Race calendar 2017: Boston, Bighorn, and Blanc

By Andrew Skurka / January 25, 2017 / 7 Comments

In March I will turn 36 years-old. Sadly, for a male long-distance runner I am thought to be at the end of my physical prime, if not already beyond it. Sure, many older runners do phenomenal things. For example, last year 85-year Ed Whitlock ran a sub-4:00 marathon, and 44-year-old Jeff Browning was the second-ranked ultra runner in the…

From ultra(slow) runner to 2:3X marathoner || Training methodology, with coach David Roche

By Andrew Skurka / March 11, 2017 / 6 Comments

For the last three years I have perhaps been more serious about running than about backpacking. It’s a function of lifestyle and age: running 10-20 hours per week is more compatible with marriage than thru-hiking would be, and at nearly 36-years-old I have only a few years left in which to run really fast lifetime PR’s. I took…

Who is racing Bighorn 2017? Help with crowdsourced entry list.

By Andrew Skurka / May 23, 2017 / 3 Comments

We’re less than a month out from the Bighorn Trail Run — which includes a 100-, 50-, 32-, and 18-miler — and I’ve been unable to find an entry list. One has not been made available on the race website or by Its Your Race, the event management platform. And an email inquiry in March to…

Strength AND speed: 100-mile ultra training philosophy || Interview with David Roche

By Andrew Skurka / June 10, 2017 / 1 Comment

On Friday I toe the line for my second race of the year, the Bighorn 100 in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. Like the Boston Marathon, Bighorn is an endurance running event. But the races are different animals in nearly all other respects. Most notably, Bighorn has 100 miles of singletrack and jeep roads, features 20,000 vertical feet of climbing, and reaches a…

Bighorn 100 Trail Run: Track me live as I race 100 miles on Friday

By Andrew Skurka / June 15, 2017 / 17 Comments

The Bighorn 100 Trail Run begins at 10 AM Mountain Time on Friday, June 16. If you’re interested, there will be live tracking from the three major checkpoints: Dry Fork, Footbridge, and Jaws. Use these links: Quick results: Last check-in Detailed results: All splits The links should take you directly to the 2017 race and…

Bighorn 100 Race Report || 1st place in 4-way tie, 21:30:08

By Andrew Skurka / June 27, 2017 / 22 Comments

Quick links Official results Strava data Special thanks to Aleksandr Khomyakov and Judy Garber for some of the photos, and Judy and David Garber for hosting me at their picturesque ranch in Big Horn. When I pulled into Elk Camp at Mi 43.5 of the Bighorn 100, I was much less happy than I should have been.…