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Chicken Nuggets and The Gorge

Seems like at least half the runner posts out there have something to do with quinoa beet kale berry salads or organic energy bar X. This is all well and good, I mean all these elite runner types out there eat healthy and they want us all to know about it.  I am sure this…

Sunrise to the East heading into the San Francisco Peaks

Northern Arizona: Mountains, Deserts, and Maps!

We arrived here in Flagstaff just about a month ago. Not a very long time by any standard. The lack of any “real” job other than training every day has afforded a fair amount of time to become acquainted with some trails and wilderness areas in the vicinity of our new home. There are a…

Rogue River Trail Runners

Rogue River Trail: A Wilderness Run

Sometime during middle school I decided that my main goal in life was to become a ski bum. At 8th grade graduation when they asked us our career ambitions that is exactly what I said. I am sure that made my parents blush with pride no doubt. Time passed, I graduated high school, went to college,…

It takes all ages

BC100k: If At First You Don’t Succeed

Black Canyon 100k this past weekend was my 4th attempt in 3 years to gain entry to Western States via the Montrail Cup. It was the closest I had come to garnering that spot. I ended up 3rd place (top 2 got the nod). I was in 2nd with 17miles to go in the 62…

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Black Canyon 100k Course Preview

A little background for those of you not in the Montrail Ultracup know. This coming Saturday, February 14, The Black Canyon 100k will be held starting in a tiny little place called Spring Valley, AZ. This is a place one would seldom drive through and likely even more seldom get out of the car with…