Race Recap: Bad Omens, A Wall and “The Pot”

Welcome to 2018; my first race of the new year, and one thing really still hasn't changed... I'll still find ways to harm myself in the middle of the woods surrounded by darkness, death, and poor choices. Why change what works? Prior to adventures in the mountains and summer heat; I...being 'all-knowing' decided to "warm …

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Race Recap: Mazes, Dragons, and Return of the Legend

I envision this magical moment in the kingdom of Ida Grove where a woman suddenly awoke with a revelation... Yes! I see the challenge. I understand the goal. There must be a way to achieve 1000 feet of elevation gain in a single loop at a trail race in Iowa. Ida Grove must be the …

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Race Recap: Bryce Canyon & Satan’s Front Door

June 18, 2017 4:30 PM PST: I'm sitting at the Pei Wie bar at McCarren International Airport. I order a pineapple ginger rum drink. Primarily for the ginger to settle my stomach, secondary for the rum to help wipe away the previous day's memories. To my left, my eyes catch a man moving towards another …

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Race Recap: Gravel, GOATz, & The Headless Runner

There are road races. There are trail races. Then...in the awkward, isolated corner of society; where it is damp, dark and full of poor choices is the strange, step-child hybrid: the gravel road race. For the record I am going to make the claim that a demonic spirit, bent on ensuring my death is miserable …

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