The Twenty Seventeen Plan

2017 is well underway and our plan for racing is slowly coming together. I also turned 39 years old a couple of weeks… damn time is flying but I am loving every day. After ending the year with a good race at The North Face 50 I took it pretty easy for a few weeks and that was a bit easier because my calf, or something in my lower leg, was kind of jacked. So I started riding a bit and got back to lifting weights… both things did not aggravate it. After a year with a lot of running… Read more →

The 2016 North Face 50 Mile Championships

  Better late than never… i guess. I started writing this the week after the race and then maggie and I got hit with a nasty virus, work got nuts, and then the holidays were here and family was in town. I’ve been enjoying some down time getting soft and getting stoked for next year… here’s my race report from The North Face 50 Mile Championships. On December 3rd I toed the line of The North Face 50 Mile champs for the third time and had my best race there… by far. I put it out there before the race… Read more →

another chance

on Saturday i’ll be toeing the line of The North Face 50 Mile Championships in San Francisco for the third time. I ran it in 2012 as my first 50 miler and again in 2014 with a bit more experience and fitness in my legs. Both years the course had to be changed due to gnarly rain in the days preceding the race. In 2012 is was shortened to 46 miles and in 2014 it was a mile longer. this year it looks like i may finally be able to run the course in dry conditions. i’m super stoked to… Read more →

Fall Fun… and Some Racing.

My last post was about dropping out of Run Rabbit Run 100. At no point did I ever question my decision to drop out and it never really affected me on any level. The only frustrating part was not using the fitness I worked hard to obtain over the summer… but on the upside I didn’t need to recover and could enjoy my favorite season, Fall, out on the trails. My motivation to run has been at an all time high since then. My training for RRR was pretty conservative on the running front and I never felt like I was… Read more →

Run Rabbit Run Race (quitting) Report

I’ll get straight to it and post a more detailed report down below if you want to know the details. I dropped out of Run Rabbit Run 100 at mile 43… Far from my goals or what I envisioned. I don’t necessarily like the use “DNF” (did not finish). I made a conscious decision to  quit… I’m good with that. It’s for sure a bummer, especially when I worked so hard, but life will go on and I’m not dwelling on it. I have too much good going on in my life to worry about a bad race. I’ll live to fight… Read more →

Goals for Run Rabbit Run 100

Well it’s race week! After 4 years I finally made it here and Friday I’ll be toeing the line at my first 100 miler. I’m 100% healthy and haven’t even had a little niggle or anything all summer which is a great feeling. I believe that’s 100% due to my more balanced approach to training. I definitely don’t feel over cooked. Before I get into my goals I have to say thank you to my amazing wife, Maggie. None of this would be possible without her support and encouragement of me chasing these goals. We both work hard to train… Read more →