Alright, since my running for the year is basically over and Olga tagged me, here’s my 2007 year in review. (A more technical analysis will follow after the year’s out.) 1. Most memorable moment on the trail…I’m wimping out and giving three. Much to my surprise, in varying degrees they all involve my good trail [...]
Folks, I need your counsel. It’s now been over a week since I dropped out a third of the way into Hellgate and I’m still not at 100%. Nowhere near it. I went to the VHTRC fatass 50k this weekend, turned around at 10 miles and walked most of the 4 miles back to the [...]
While I’ll have more to say later, I did, in fact, drop out of Saturday’s Hellgate 100k. By 10 miles in I was feeling very weak and despite pounding Clifshot for the next couple hours, my energy never came back. I called it quits at aid station 4. I had no real reason to drop [...]
I’ve been told to go to hell on many occasions and at 12:01 tomorrow morning I will. You see since RD extraordinaire, David Horton, spawned his Hellgate “100k” half a decade ago, he has started it at 12:01 a.m. on the second Saturday of December. The course is hilly and long and I refer you [...]
In doing something I thought I wouldn’t do for many years, that is sign up for the Massanutten 100, I have learned that only a short while after opening just shortly before 10 a.m. EST 117 142 158 164 of the 160 slots have been filled as of 10:46 11:09 11:21 11:26 a.m. EST. A [...]
Another Western States lottery has come and gone and many a top ultrarunner’s name is not to be found on next year’s entrants list. A number of top runners who applied for WS ’08 have expressed their disappointment in those who have not been given the opportunity to toe the line in Squaw Valley next [...]
Sometimes pictures speak for themselves. I think these pictures I took in Buck Hollow and at Mary’s Rocks in Shenandoah National Park yesterday morning do just that. Enjoy the rest of December!