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 […]
The only thing you can plan for in an ultra is that nothing will go as planned. The recent Moab Behind The Rocks 56 miler and Zane Grey 50 both proved this. The endurance aspect of ultras is about much more than the distance covered. And the race aspect of ultras is about much more […]
The Breck Crest Marathon was my 8th race of the year in as many months. I’d never been to the Breckenridge area before but always looked longingly at the Ten Mile Range as we’d drive by on I-70 on route to Leadville or Aspen. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kerrie mentioned this race to me […]
The reasons for running up Pikes Peak have been eloquently explained by RMR Silke, but why anyone would go back the next day to do it again falls squarely in the category “why?” In 1981 the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon were held on different days for the first time. One runner, Hal Winton, entered […]
The best of the Rockies! Last weekend, a group of 8 Rocky Mountain Runners plus one furry four-legged Rocky Mountain Runner set off to discover the gorgeous 27-mile Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells Wilderness near Aspen, CO.