Wind River High Route FKT

Wind River High Route FKT

I scanned my headlamp back and forth through the darkness. I panned to my light left and then right, searching, but seeing nothing that could be the source of the bizarrely loud country music. I was at Deep Creek Lake, below Wind River Peak, and the sun had gone down...

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Everything was Steep at Lavaredo

Everything was Steep at Lavaredo

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...

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5 Tips for Going Bigger

5 Tips for Going Bigger

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...

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Teton Crest Trail FKT

Teton Crest Trail FKT

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,...

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Wasatch 100 and the 2018 100-mile Trifecta

Wasatch 100 and the 2018 100-mile Trifecta

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...

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The Wind River High Route

The Wind River High Route

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...

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Giddyup Time at the 2018 Bighorn 100

Giddyup Time at the 2018 Bighorn 100

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,...

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