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Revisiting the Rim

We ran where yesterday? I’m pretty sure that question was asked several times as we stood on the South Rim at Grandview Point admiring the morning shadows dancing through the Grand Canyon. The previous day 9 of us had set out to complete the famous Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim  (R2R2R) run across the Grand Canyon (and back), and […]

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Return to the Salzkammergut

“Austria? Cool! How did you find that race?” This was almost always the first question that I was asked when I answered the question: “What are your race plans this year?” Short Version. I love the Austrian Alps and found this race on Google. I knew the area well, having spent lots of time hiking […]

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My Bob Graham Round

The Lead Up   The first time I ever heard of the Bob Graham Round (“BGR”) was last year when Salomon put out the short YouTube video of Ricky Lightfoot’s Winter Round and never imagined that it is something that I would do. That all changed this past fall when Pete Newton began talking about […]

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San Juan Solstice 2015

I can be a mental basket case during races, I just can’t keep my head in the game for long periods of time. Sometimes I’ll have ten seconds of some terrible pop song stuck in my head for hours on end. Or maybe I’ll start composing a race report mid-race: “my downfall began when I […]

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Zegama-Aizkorri

They say that you need a plan for every race. I decided on my plan for Zegama as I was standing in the crowd of runners lined up under the inflatable starting line arch, after the traditional Basque folkdance that you may have seen on some YouTube videos of the race. My plan was to […]

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