Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Just watched a great movie online tonight.  Click the image to the left to watch it.

Kind of made me want to throw on the flats and starting doing 400m repeats on the track tonight - not what I need to do a week out from a 100 miler though.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Running For Office?

Check out this story: Candidate Walks 40 Miles To Run For Office

Too bad he's not in our voting area.  I don't know his platform, but I'd vote for him just because he had the guts to walk 40 miles!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My New Favorite Tool

This is for all you trail-work junkies out there.  Check out this Swedish Brush Axe -- no tree limbs or spruce trees along the trails stand a chance with this bad boy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Laying Low

I've been laying pretty low since the Shenandoah B-day run.  Not by design though.  Last Tuesday I sprained my ankle pretty badly on a 20M loop run - 10 miles in.  I had a pretty painful 10 mile hike back to my truck that took me over 3 hours.  Certainly not a good time and ill timing since I had just signed up for the Superior Sawtooth 100 the day before and even booked my flight.  I thought it was going to be a real issue.  Luckily, I only missed three days of running, but got on the bike for two of them instead.  Back to running solid now.

I've been super busy with all the organization, planning, and trail work for Cheat Mtn coming up next week.  Just got in from doing trail work with Dan and Joel.  The trails are in the best shape that they have ever been for the event! . . . I'm kind of jealous of all the runners.  I can't wait for next Friday- it's going to be a great race!

Check out this great video that Joel did for Running Times: Click HERE - good stuff!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shenandoah National Park

White Blaze Fever!
I had a great few days of running in Shenandoah for my Birthday Run.  I was lucky enough to have the company of friends Jeremy Ramsey and Clark Zealand to join in the fun.  We covered 107.1 miles from Sunday afternoon to midday Wednesday.  We saw lots of fog, a little rain, beautiful trail, but NO BEARS. . . I was bummed about that.

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