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...
Hardrock 100

Hardrock 100

The first climb up Dives-Little Giant Pass (photo credit: iRunFar) As I stood at the starting line in Silverton, listening to the buzz of the crowd and media, and the nervous chatter of all the runners, I found myself surprisingly relaxed. Maybe relaxed isn’t the...

My Road to Hardrock

About eight years ago I had this really ridiculous idea that I should sign up for one of those really long mountain races. You see, I just finished up a long and competitive college soccer career and was looking for a good challenge. I enjoyed spending a lot of time...