Cottontail 6-Hour 4-15-2017 Final result: 15 laps or 28.9 miles about 6500′ vert. and a 1st place in the 6. not a PR but the best i could do. This was the afternoon version of the 6 (1pm to 7pm – they have another 6 in the am with both synching up with the 12-hour). … More Cottontail 6 Hour
For RRs. I like to write like a narrative but for those who just want the basics here you go (narrative following). Final Result: 13:20:57 Overall: 72/246 AG (50-59): 5/44 Congrats to everyone who competed! More results here: https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=38965 Gear: Jurek Essential Waist Belt with added pocket (many little things in here incl map, space … More Black Canyon 100k 2-18-2017
in this video by Karl Meltzer and Scott Mason i like the way he describes it as “levitating”. i always try to do that…or is that the ultra shuffle? there must be a certain amount of instinct here too…or at least the kind of deep memory from experience as a child. downhills burn my quads … More thoughts on downhills
2016 started out great and stayed steady. In my 52nd year I completed 6 ultra marathons and had personal bests in 50 miles, 50k and 10k and ran over 2500 miles. I even got to the track meet once this summer and had the humbling experience of running a 400M. Definitely my worst event! Now … More 2016 Running Recap
results: 28.95 miles. 1st AG, 1st pm start, 4th OA This event has 3 races. A 12-hour from 6am to 6pm, a 6-hour from 6 am to noon and anothe 6-hour from noon to 6pm. I had done this race twice before knowing well that a noon start time is perfect for me as I … More Carkeek 6-Hour 2016
I forgot stretching! i must remind myself to stretch mid run. it’s not a race it’s a training run. stretch mid run and hold that stretch for 15s or more. easy does it but stretch. and stretch right after when still limber. stretch and roll after. roll the calves, ankles, legs and hips. get the adductors, … More and stretch!
I understand that ultimately the best way to train for more distance is logging more miles in training. That said, what’s the next-best thing? I’d like to stay healthy for race day after all…and with work, family time, etc there is a time factor as well. If I can keep up a 50MPW schedule and … More 100k training plan
…this was a different kind of race. Following the standard beer mile format stretched into a 50k there are six 5.2-mile loops. There is a drunk division and a sober division. To be in the drunk division and eligible for an overall podium finish you have to drink one pint of microbrew before each lap … More Fat Glass 50k
This is one of two races per year run in Carkeek as a fundraiser for Endless Trails, one in the Spring and one in the Fall (the only difference is that one goes clockwise and the other counter-clockwise). It used to be a 12-hour only but recently they added a 6-hour option, so I did my first one … More Carkeek “Cottontail” 6-Hour Race 3-26-2016
pretty nice 20 miler today. let me tell you about it. after dropping off DD at school i got on my gear and headed over to golden gardens and shilshoal. on the way i saw a new mj shop that was in a building that had been one thing or another for years. it’s the place … More loves my city!