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...
Spring Rhythm

Spring Rhythm

This has certainly been one of the wettest springs in Wyoming in eight years that I’ve been around.  The past two weeks have had snowfalls measured in feet, and this weekend we’re forecasted for 2-4 inches of rain on top of that slushy melting snow and completely...

A Few Thoughts on Training

This grey and lovely May afternoon I finished up an 18-mile training run.  There were a few May flowers poking up from the 2-10″ of snow that was on the ground, but at times I couldn’t see them because the ice pellets that were blowing sideways stung my...

2015 Races and Events

If 2014 was a good year for me, 2015 is going to be a barnburner. Here is a list of races and events that are keeping me up at night: March 31 — Zion TraverseApril 18 — Desert Rats Double MarathonMay 23 — Moccasin Lake ChallengeJune 19 — Bighorn 100August 9 —...

Summertime

After spending some time in Wisconsin visiting family, we stopped in Sheridan to help crew and pace Evan in the Bighorn 100.  Evan didn’t have the best day on the trail and ended up dropping out after 30ish miles.  I was going to run 50 miles with him, so it was...