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...

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...

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...

Moccasin Lake Challenge

The Moccasin Lake Challenge was hands down the most unique running event I’ve ever been a part of.  The race director, Mikey Chingman, was very clear that this was not a race, but it was a challenge; a spiritual run to challenge yourself on the mountain; to run...

Spring Mountains

Not big mountains, but they are still mountains. Now that some of the snow is finally starting to melt, the past two weeks I was able to get up into the lower elevations of the Wind River Mountains (affectionately known as “The Winds”).  This of course...