Category: Race Reports

Barkley Fall Classic: An Odyssey of Endurance

Driven by relentless curiosity and a thirst for adventure, I found myself drawn to the infamous Barkley Marathons, a topic often whispered about among the ultra-running community. Each documentary and video I watched showcased participants navigating challenging terrains, embodying the epitome of human grit. Only a handful of runners, fewer than 20, have ever completed

Snow Peaks & Strides: Conquering a Skyrace in a Winter Wonderland

The Broken Arrow Skyrace 46k was held last Saturday June 17th, with a variety of distances and races.  It was located in Palisades Tahoe (the Olympic Valley / Sqaw Valley Ski Resort). Heading into this race, a whirlwind of anticipation and eagerness took over. While 2017 saw me conquer a shorter version of this race,

Running Through Spider Mountain’s Moonlit Trails

Embracing the words of Ron Rook: “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days,” Last Saturday May 13th, I found myself amid the dense trails of Spider Mountain for a 12-hour evening trail race. Beginning from 7pm on a Saturday and stretching all the way to

The Woodlands Marathon

The Woodlands Marathon is a small footrace on the roads of The Woodlands, TX, about 30 minutes north of Houston.  I signed up for this race, as part of completing my goal I set out to do 20 years ago – finish 50 marathons by age 50.  I thought this was going to be marathon

Rocky Racoon 100 – Pacing and Crewing

Pacing and crewing for a 100-mile race is just as fun as running it – or at least I make it fun.  Crewing for your runner is also an art and science.  There is creativity in preparing for your runner/athlete – from decorating your canopy tent to telling them stories while you run with them