Reflections on the Squamish 50K: Not Bad For A Burly Man…

It's been almost two weeks since I ran the Squamish 50K and I've had more than enough time to eat and drink myself silly and heal up any wounds. Actually, to be honest, I wasn't in that bad of shape after the race. Without a doubt the worst part was the three days following the … Continue reading Reflections on the Squamish 50K: Not Bad For A Burly Man…

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Way Down We Go…

So, it's finally here. Tomorrow morning at 6:15am I'll embark on my first ultramarathon. It's exciting. I'm nervous. But I hope it'll be an adventure and my plan is to have fun, manage the clock and treat every aid stations as a mini-race. Five 10K races - and focusing on one at a time. I … Continue reading Way Down We Go…

25K “Run Ridge Run” Part 3: Perseverance and a high-five

PART 2 The next 5K was a meandering, beautiful bit with amazing views of Buntzen Lake. Eventually I was able to settle into a descent rhythm, temporarily ignore the alternating pain in both my legs and was actually able to enjoy both the running and scenery. Looking back, it was personally my best and most … Continue reading 25K “Run Ridge Run” Part 3: Perseverance and a high-five