"If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all." - John Cage



6.24.2015

Through the Heart of Strathcona - Phillips Ridge to Elk River Traverse (In a day)

By all accounts, I should be sleeping right now, not writing a blog post. I took two 20 minute naps on my drive home from Strathcona this morning, as I was simply not safe to drive after being awake for 30 hours and completing one hell of an adventure. But I can't stop thinking about the past day, and really want to get my thoughts down. This might be for the best anyway given my procrastination when it comes to trip reports! I have a lot I want to say, but realize different readers will have different interests, and so I will try to break it down into bits, so feel free to take or leave what you may!




4.26.2015

Diez Vista Race Report – My First Strong Ultra

Preamble

I had wanted to write this race report sooner, but I have to admit that I lost a bit of my mojo. Six days after the race I rolled my ankle pretty hard, and so I went from riding the high of my best raced ultra, to feeling a bit like a lame duck.
Straight from Bag End - I did this AFTER the race on a training run
DV50K was undoubtedly the strongest I have felt in an ultra, and my most satisfying racing win, particularly because I was so diligent in my buildup. I wrote a post last week summarizing my training and lead up to the race. You can find it here.

This report gets a bit lot lengthy, but as I said, this was a really big victory for me. I finally got an ultra right. It was the first time, and so I want to give this milestone in my running career the attention it deserves.

4.17.2015

Catch Up

So I haven’t written a blog post in over a year. But before I get to a Diez Vista Race Report (which was the reason I felt compelled to write a new post in the first place), I feel it necessary to get a bit more into the buildup to the race. My running and fitness went completely sideways about a year ago, and it has been a long patient process to build to where I am with my running right now (which is to say very happy).