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2014 Speedgoat 50km Race Report: Finding FLOW

2014 Speedgoat 50km Race Report: Finding FLOW

Finding “Flow” (or whatever that means)   In the past I’ve been skeptical of “Flow.” From what I’ve heard it’s a term used more often by mountain bikers, but also something that has been mentioned by fellow mountain-ultra-trail runners. I wondered perhaps if it was something about connecting with the land and dancing down mountains […]

July 24, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Summer MUT Running and Healthy Eating

Summer MUT Running and Healthy Eating

Sandi  and I try to eat pretty healthy…most of the time. She has a great nearly vegan, gluten-free diet that’s low in refined sugars….whereas sometimes I stray (we all have our vices, right?) and have a bit too much Avery beer…and cheese…and chocolate…and ice cream.   What we’ve been eating:           […]

June 19, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Transvulcania Race Report (2014)

Transvulcania Race Report (2014)

SUERTE  (luck)   “When you get to the top of The Volcano you can stop.” These words became my mantra as I struggled to negotiate the technical rocks of La Palma’s GR-131 trail route. I had ascended about 11,000 feet of vertical in the past 24 miles and had accumulated a significant amount of fatigue. […]

May 14, 2014 | By | 40 Replies More
Diet and Nutrition for Runners: a study of one

Diet and Nutrition for Runners: a study of one

Let me first start off with a disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or nutritionist…these opinions are my own.  What to eat (and perhaps more importantly what NOT to eat) is a question that inspires, haunts, intrigues and plagues many of us runners quite frequently. It’s a personal choice for many that ignites fiery debates and […]

May 2, 2014 | By | 13 Replies More
Lake Sonoma 50 Race Report: 2014

Lake Sonoma 50 Race Report: 2014

I’ve been overanalyzing and agonizing over my performance at the 2014 Lake Sonoma 50 mile race. I’m a numbers guy and I like cold, hard scientific data.  The obvious results from this race of course demonstrate the fact that both men’s and women’s ultra-trail running fields are getting really close and competitive. Every second counts! […]

April 17, 2014 | By | 51 Replies More