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New Girl on the Trails

Do you ever go to those outdoor enthusiast movies? You know the ones where everyone is in flannel and Patagonia gear? The lights dim and some sick electronic song plays while a person either jumps out of a plane, kayaks a crazy river, skis down a steep uncharted slope, or runs a rocky ridge high […]

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Western States 100

Getting there They say in running that the hardest part is getting to the starting line. I am pretty good at making that as hard as possible. Earlier in the spring I had my usual road marathon lined up which I generally like to do because it gives me some structure and focus over the winter […]

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Dirty Thirty, First Forray With a 50K

Go out too hard, fall down, give up, stop caring, keep running. This was my Dirty30 experience. [here I will forgo the “getting very little sleep before the race and getting up at 3:15AM to drive an hour” pre-race bit] Going into the race I had some very wrong assumptions, the largest of which was […]

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A Frenchman running in the desert in great company -my race report of Behind the Rocks Ultra 50 k-

People who are part of the Rocky Mountain Runners know me as Yves (you would pronounce it Eve, and that’s not a feminine name at all where I’m from, that’s even a Saint in the Christian calendar -19th of May-), and the Frenchman that joined them a couple months ago for some fun on the […]

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