Archives For Ultra Running

Goblin Valley Ultra-Marathon Pie Chart
Jump straight to mile 27 and you’ll see me barely moving, famished, painfully thirsty, and bending over to pick up a sand covered remnant of a Honey Waffle Stinger, which I can only assume a previous racer had the misfortune of dropping. Five miles to go. I’ve now been without adequate food and hydration for hours and my palate is not so sensitive as to pass on anything resembling food, so I eat it without shame. Even with debris now in my mouth it is the highlight of the previous hour and I can’t remember anything tasting so good. Ever. Continue Reading…

Hoka One One Stinson Evo Trail Heel

Hoka One One Stinson Evo Review

If you eat, sleep, and drink running shoes, get ready, this review of the Hoka One One Stinson Evo trail running shoe will be wildly disappointing. To paint a clear picture of how little I know about running shoes, I’ll tell you that I know two parts of a running shoe’s anatomy by the correct name; the laces, and the rest of the shoe (sometimes I call the latter “the shoe part“). So, if you want a quick novice review of the Stinsons, by all means read on. I am loaded with honesty and excitement, so that is what you will mostly get.

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I’ve recently noticed that many of the people I see out running look so distressed that I can only assume they are being chased by deranged wild animals. The real truth is that four out of five runners are running too fast for their fitness level and will soon quit; the remaining runner really is being chased by a wild animal. No joke, check it out on YouTube.

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East of home and visible from my office window, Logan Peak looms proudly in the background. Even more looming (in my mind at least) has been the Logan Peak Trail Run, a 28 mile, 7261 foot elevation, ultra-marathon. By ‘ultra’ standards this is about as short as they get, but still, for a non-runner, I have considered this endeavor untouchable since learning about it a few years ago. In late May of this year a friend texted me around midnight to let me know that he had signed up for the race and that a single spot remained. Continue Reading…

For a nine-to-fiver there isn’t much time other than weekends to hit the trail, especially once summer burns off and leaves us with between zero and none on the post-work daylight scene. So, last winter in an effort to burn hyperactivity off my hundred pound Pyrenees-Lab mix puppy, I turned to the night. With as little as a simple determination to become partially nocturnal, I exponentially increased my recreation time! Admittedly it is harder to get out the door when your brain is screaming that dark is for sleepy-time, but the rewards are huge once backed with a little momentum. Continue Reading…