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Transvulcania Curse?

May 11 2012, 7:04 am

Well, the boys and girls are all a few hours from toe-ing the line with some of the best trail runners on earth.  Will the curse of Americans continue, running anywhere off our own soil?  I doubt it,but it still remains to be seen.  It’s only 50 miles ish, so we won’t see drops, too Read More

Had to bug out

May 4 2012, 3:53 pm

For the first time since 2000 (when I had a bulging disc) I decided to bug out of the Ice Age 50 mile next weekend.  It’s not like me to do something like this, but I’m feeling the need to “get my vert on” and start running and hiking uphill, endlessly, till I can’t go Read More

Broken Arm Redemption

April 18 2012, 2:31 pm

So I’m gonna go run Zane Grey this weekend.   Looks to be a steamer, somewhere around 90 degrees.   There’s nothing like traversing below the Mogollon Rim near Payson, AZ.  No trail or race, that I can speak of, is any more technical than this one.  It is pure ugliness.  Just the way I Read More

This year it’s flooded, but not with H2O.

April 10 2012, 9:37 am

The Lake Sonoma 50 mile will easily be the most competitive “early season” 50 mile.  The field is stacked deep.  John Medinger over at Ultrarunning Mag has assembled a stout list of trail runners, racing for some fine brew at the finish line.   It’s sure to be nuts up front.  A peleton may even Read More

Finally……..the luge video

March 28 2012, 9:10 am

Enjoy folks!   It’s taken a bit of time to make this one, but man oh man….time well spent!  Look to the right, it’s right there, and it ain’t goin’ nowhere for a while.  Hugs and kisses to Tom Maartens of Pure Light Images for putting this vid together.  2 hours of video condensed into Read More

Antelopes, Buffalo, and a big ole’ herd.

March 21 2012, 4:18 pm

This weekend, well Friday (cuz’ we’re in Utah) I’ll be running the Antelope Island 100 mile.  This will be my second 100 this year. I’m not really sure what to expect, but feel pretty good physically to run around 15 hours.  That, of course, is if all goes well.  I’ve had off and on battles Read More

Time for Barfanut

March 13 2012, 8:45 am

So, once again, it’s been forever for me to put together a new post. The Chuckanut 50k is quite stacked, so I figured I’d better get on it.  Not gonna do odds on this one, cuz” way too many guys and and gals in the field I don’t know. I still think I can guess Read More

Another day at the office

February 21 2012, 9:51 am

Once again, a bit behind in creating some masterful post.  This past weekend brought me to the Red Hot 50k down in Moab, Utah.   The competition here is usually pretty solid, this year was no different.  I had no real goals this time around, it being only two weeks after running 14:17 at the Rocky Read More

A whole month without a post?

February 1 2012, 9:36 am

Needless to say, it’s been a busy month:  I have been going non-stop for the past 30 days.  Running, working, building a luge run, putting up signs, shoveling snow, doing a podcast, cleaning up my flooded basement, going to the doctor, working some more, buying new appliances…..well, I think we all get the picture, sometimes Read More

Speedgoat Odds, Bandera 100k

January 2 2012, 9:01 am

OK, so this will be the first of many “Speedgoat Odds” predictions for races in 2012.  The Bandera 100k looks like a good start, so here we go….. 1.  Dave Mackey  3-2.  Dave goes in as the favorite being the record holder, and is gonna have to run fast to win, but his track record Read More