Rolling with the Punches

Back in 2015, my wife and I quit our jobs and traveled abroad for the entire year, visiting seventeen countries and six of the seven continents.  That year was one of the best years of my life, not only because of the adventures we had, but because of the life it paved for us after […]

thigh time

Last weekend I ran the Elder Creek 50-Mile race on private reservation lands owned by the Cahuilla Band of Cahuilla Indians.  I had been planning to run the Sean O’Brien 50-Mile race a week later, but like many races throughout the past year, it was canceled.  Just like running an ultramarathon, though, you have to […]

The Tahoe Rim Trail Supported FKT: Second Time’s the Charm

  As I stood at the Tahoe City transit center waiting for the final minutes to tick down before 6am arrived on Friday, July 17th, I thought about how I felt the weekend prior. My friend Logan was attempting to break the same record just a week before me, and as I was out pacing […]

Running During “Rona”

These are wild times.  I had a conversation with my wife earlier this week where we talked about how the recent days feel a lot like a weird version of a “snow day.”  If you’re not from a place that gets snow, you’ve likely never had school canceled because of it.  Growing up near Chicago, […]

The Tarawera “Miler”

When I started planning my 2020 race season, I was interested in adding an international race somewhere I had never raced before.  I enjoy racing internationally to experience new trails and cultures all over the world, so I started looking around for options.  My wife (Karen) and I have been fortunate to travel quite a […]

Coros Vertix Review

On Friday, October 11th at 5:15am, I set out just a mile from my home in Tahoe City to attempt to break the Fastest Known Time for the Tahoe Rim Trail.  I was running from Tahoe City clockwise all the way around Lake Tahoe, hoping to finish in under 38 hours and 32 minutes and […]

Stage Race Fuel

When you’re out running miles upon miles in the middle of a really hot desert, you need to get your nutrition dialed or risk running on empty.  So, when I left to head out to the Namib Desert for Beyond the Ultimate’s Desert Ultra, I was highly focused on getting my nutrition right.  I was […]

Beyond the Ultimate: Desert Ultra Race Report

What does 130 degrees feel like?  I think it’s best described as the type of heat that you feel everywhere.  It doesn’t matter if you’re under a shaded tent…you can’t escape it.  It’s rough of course, but to be honest, you don’t come to the middle of the desert searching for ideal conditions.  Deep down, […]