• 2012 Leona Divide 50-miler (California)

  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)

  • 2011 Rocky Raccoon 50-miler (Texas)

  • Mt. Hood Circumnavigation- August 2011 (Oregon)

  • Grand Canyon (November 2011)

  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)

  • 2012 Western States 100-miler (California)

  • 2010 White River 50-mile Trail Championships (Washington)

  • 2013 Patagonian International Marathon 63k (Chile)

  • 2012 Leona Divide 50-miler (California)
    Running some early miles with Timothy Olson and James Bonnett in the mountains in SoCal. Photo: Stephanie Deveau
  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)
    En route to an overall 5th place finish - Photo: Michael Lebowitz
  • 2011 Rocky Raccoon 50-miler (Texas)
    On the way to finishing up 2nd place overall in Huntsville State Park in February.
    Photo: Lynn Ballard
  • Mt. Hood Circumnavigation- August 2011 (Oregon)
    Enjoying views of volcanoes while running a 40-mile circumnavigation of Mt. Hood.
    Photo: Joe Grant
  • Grand Canyon (November 2011)
    The night before a 45-mile "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim" run on the Bright Angel Trail in the big ditch (Arizona). Photo: Yassine Diboun
  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)
    En route to an overall 5th place finish. - Photo: Michael Lebowitz
  • 2012 Western States 100-miler (California)
    Coming into the Foresthill Aid Station at approximately mile 62 with Neal Gorman (left) and pacers/crew Joe Kleffner and Willie McBride. Photo: Bob MacGillivray
  • 2010 White River 50-mile Trail Championships (Washington)
    Running in the shadow of Mt. Rainier finishing 5th place overall. Photo: Nick Cooksey
  • 2013 Patagonian International Marathon 63k (Chile)
    Running in quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever visited! Photo by: TrailChile

Sunday, 05 December 2010

Down-Time is Done!

Down-Time is Done!

(Thankfully I don't subscribe to this line of thinking! It has actually been a great off season :-)

While tracking the hyped up North Face Endurance Challenge 50-miler last weekend (a race I was supposed to be at) I realized a few things.  For one I felt that I made a wise decision in not trying to push a banged up achilles tendon, and two...I realized that my body and mind so appreciated the time off!  With exactly one month of not even running one mile I feel so rejuvenated and am raring to go as I start back tomorrow.  I spent the first two weeks of my break doing completely nothing (physical activity wise) and the last two doing some active recovery that included snowshoeing, snowboarding, and some classes at Recreate Fitness (a crossfit-type gym) here in Portland.

As for the new year quickly approaching the race calendar is getting more and more revealed.  First off I did not get picked in the random lottery yesterday for Western States 100 but I am in two more lotteries over the next couple months (Miwok 100k and Hardrock 100).  We'll see what happens.....regardless there are a ton of killer races out there so it's a win-win situation.  I am so stoked to get back to the trails tomorrow and have some exciting visions for 2011.  Stay tuned!

I'll leave you with a video of a bluebird day out at Mt. Hood this past Friday.  It really doesn't get much better than the day William Emerson and I had.

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