Note: I originally posted this article on the Ultimate Directions Buzz Blog Late last fall something bit me. It didn’t hurt, but rather it fired me up. The previous two running season (2017 and 2018) were really good ones for me that included lots of steep and...read more
This race report was originally posted on The Ultimate Direction Buzz. Everything was steep at the Lavaredo Ultra Trail—notably the 19k of long, grinding ascents and absurdly technical descents—but my greatest challenge in the Dolomites of Italy was the steep learning...read more
Running on snow throughout the year in Wyoming isn't a novelty, it's practically the norm—most years I literally run on at least some snow 12-months out of the year. Of course it's not always snowy and cold here, but if you don't embrace winter you won't end up...read more
One of the challenges of being an athlete is always trying to find ways to improve, to take things up a notch, and not get caught in complacency. That requires almost constant introspection, being honest with yourself, and not being afraid of making big changes. Going...read more
Lander isn't much more than a couple hours south of Grand Teton National Park, so I'm pretty fortunate to regularly roam those hills. Coming off of a fairly disappointing Wasatch 100 I was surprised how much energy and fitness I still had for late September. My buddy,...read more
After some inconsistent performances at my favorite running distance, I strived in 2018 to get the 100-miler dialed in and be steady on the long run. Prior to this season, I'd never finished more than one 100-mile race in a year, and frankly that's the sort of thing...read more
First of all, here's a cool video Jeff Mogavero made about the Wind River High Route: WRHR Back when I was working on my geography degree in college, I'd often eat my lunch in the map library geeking out on the Gannett Peak USGS quadrangle. I was an awe of the vast...read more
Back on a warm sunny morning in June of 2012, I vividly remember sitting in the wide, artsy alley just off of Sheridan's main drag at the post-Bighorn Trail Run pancake breakfast, listening to Mike Foote talk about his big win in the 100-mile race. I was in awe,...read more
"How fast is your slow, 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 early on in the Orcas Island 100. The first 50k of a hundred mile race are all about keeping your...read more
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