A Whale of a Tale: 2018 Orcas Island 100

A Whale of a Tale: 2018 Orcas Island 100

“How slow is your fast, Gabe?” I thought to myself, as I was resisting the urge to keep pace with the few huffing and puffing speedy guys that blew by me on each downhill. The first 50k of a hundred mile race are all about keeping your pace in check,...
A 100-Mile Trifecta

A 100-Mile Trifecta

The Wasatch 100 lottery gods looked upon me with kindness and favor yesterday, giving me another chance to run the sunny and steep ridges of the Utah’s Wasatch Front. I’ve been itching to go back after my 2015 effort at the race ended early at mile 87 with...
Is the Struggle Real?

Is the Struggle Real?

It’s completely dark out, with only a fading quarter moon to accompany my headlight as I run uphill. The temperature is cold, but very reasonable for a Wyoming December morning. I try to keep my cadence rhythmic as my shoes bite into the hard snow crunch crunch crunch...
So Fresh

So Fresh

My fall break from running and training is over, and the sun is setting on 2017. Lottery season is well underway and races all over the west are selling out in a week—or less. I wasn’t as lucky this year with the Hardrock lottery, but fortunately there are so...