This is a recap of my year in as much as it is about a single day. One simply
does not find yourself on the start line of a 100km race hoping to race for a
golden ticket without a story: and what a story it’s been!
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11 months ago I didn’t imagine I’d be r…
32mi 6K ft of gain. The first runner to break 4 hours.
I should have been overjoyed but in the moment I was deep, battling the negative thoughts that threatened to end my day there.
The first picture here is me, getting back up for more.…
After just missing the FKT two months ago on fairly low volume and only a couple
of months post-lung surgery, I knew I needed to give this another go. I figured
I'd probably try in either August or September if the weather cooperated and
look to next fall if it did not.
A few weeks ago I started feeling like I was ready to give it another shot.
Based on how much fitter I felt compared with my last attempt I figured I could
take 20-25min off my previous time. I gave the course a lot of practice…
The passage of time is enigmatic: even when seemingly bubbling past a slow happy
brook it is truly a river surging quickly towards the ocean.
These past few months, an idea for a new blog post has been filtering in and out
of the forefront of my mind, slowly being massaged by my subconsious into
something more worth sharing. Like a slow happy brook, bubbling quietly towards
a larger stream. Here, these months later, having found that much time has
passed with scarce a blink, I suddenly find mys…
Some people call these race reports. I call them post-mortems. Why? Cause
usually I end up writing one when I didn't achieve a goal and I want to diagnose
This year's goal for DVT
was aggressive: run a 2:45:00 and set the course record (currently the course
record is ~ a 2:56, the faster times on ultra-signup are from the DV road
DVT is a course that I believe takes a solid 20min off of…