Running, Raptors, and a Rodeo

Vacation Races is a terrific organization that puts on races near national parks.  It is a wonderful way to combine running a race with a visit to a national park.  In 2015 I ran their Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and in 2016 I ran their Zion Half Marathon.  Both races were challenging but memorable.  Last … Continue reading Running, Raptors, and a Rodeo

I Ran Far in Fargo

Recently while flying to a race, I thought about how silly this all seems - traveling to 50 states to run endurance events.  Aren’t they all the same?  How can any race be different?  26.2 or 13.1 miles is the same not matter where you run it, right?  My most recent race in Fargo, North … Continue reading I Ran Far in Fargo

A Year of Running Adventures

When I am out on a training run, I have time to let my mind wander.  This week I found myself thinking about this year and all the adventures I had.  Looking back on 2016, I can say I had some very memorable running experiences and plenty of adventures.  All in all, it was a … Continue reading A Year of Running Adventures

Just Keep Hiking!

Back in August I wrote about Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer’s attempt to break the speed record for a supported thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail.  I followed reports of Karl’s progress as he hiked/ran from AT’s north terminus at Mt. Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia.  There were some nail biting moments when it looked … Continue reading Just Keep Hiking!

Slow Down And Enjoy the Trail

Last year I followed Scott Jurek as he ran the 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail (AT).  He wanted to break the speed record for a supported thru-hike set by Jennifer Pharr Davis in 2011.  She completed the entire trail in 46 days 11 hours and 20 minutes.  (It normally takes hikers 5-7 months to complete the … Continue reading Slow Down And Enjoy the Trail