Refining the Plan

The past few months have flown by. As is the norm life has been full blast but it’s been awesome. Work has been busy with a couple of trips back east but that project is now over was completed with awesome results. Training has been going well for both Maggie and I and I’ve dialed things in as far as my training and racing go. All through January my mind was constantly filled with how I was going to fit in all the training for riding and running to get ready for my summer races. My plan then was to… Read more →

Getting It Done

I’m so proud of my wife. After giving birth our amazing daughter and not racing for 16 months she ripped the Surf City Marathon in Huntington beach a month ago… and she’s just getting started. The reason I’m so proud of her is not just because she trained hard and had a good race. It’s because how patient she was coming back from pregnancy. In this day and age it seems like it’s a competition for women to see how quickly they can race and how much training they can get in right after having kids. It’s all over social media.… Read more →

2016. Keeping it Local.

whoa… two posts in two weeks. hopefully this will become a 2016 trend. I posted back in October on what I was planning on for 2016 and the goals i was setting… as with everything else in 2015 that has changed. I was planning on running North Face 50 in december but in early november (also an old, killer emo band I love!) I tweaked my right lower leg. It started as a twinge in my calf and then I got an all-to-familiar ache so I shut it down. I didn’t want to take any chances. So North Face didn’t… Read more →

2015… a year of change

There hasn’t been a better year of my life than 2015 was… or a year with more change and thankfully, all the change was positive and awesome. Most of the big changes took place in the first part of the year. Maggie and I got married in February, moved to Colorado in April, and Fi was born in June. I don’t know if it’s possible to cram any more HUGE life changes in to less than 6 months. At times it seemed like a chaotic whirlwind but with Maggie by my side I knew we’d get through it. It took… Read more →

Indian Creek 50k Race Report

After finally running my first ultra of the year last month at the Devil on the Divide 50k I was hungry to back on the starting line an actually race. Like I wrote about in my race report for Devil on the Divide I went in pretty smashed, was not in race mode and just wanted to get in a long day on new trails… and absolutely suffered and got my ass kicked. With The North Face 50 looming in December I wanted to get a hard race effort in my legs and hopefully rebuild some racing confidence after getting… Read more →

Setting Goals

Over the last couple of years I’ve had a lot of fun training and racing. Most of that is due to sharing so much trail time with Maggie. I definitely have some results that I’m stoked about but I don’t think I’ve come close to really reaching my potential when it comes to ultrarunning. I believe that it’s mostly due to not having any big or really focused goals when it comes to running/racing. That has lead to racing too much, training too much, and as a result… getting injured. I’ve had races that I’ve “focused” on but none that… Read more →