• Groupshot before the run with Scott Jurek at Wasatch Running Center

    Running with Scott Jurek

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    I began running like many others.  For several years, I fluctuated between varying degrees of hate, tolerance, and abstinence. Then, finally, one day the switch flipped. I’m not sure what flipped it. Not that I don’t have any idea what went into the mental shift, I certainly am aware of several contributing factors, but...

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    Celebrating my first dirt lines of 2013

    Heart Vs. Body

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This past year has been a slow, boring ride for me when it comes to running. After a rough run last April, I’ve been struggling to get my weekly mileage to where I want it to be. I’ve been unable to start a couple of events I signed up for, and worst of all...

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    Donut Falls Trails – GoPro’s first outing

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    This past Christmas, I got a GoPro Hero 2. The very first outing I took it on (besides goofing around in the snow in my front yard) was up the Donut Falls trail.  I think this toy is going to be just as fun as I imagined.  Here is one of the results from...

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    Gobbler’s Knob & Mt. Raymond Trip Report

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Mt Raymond (left) and Gobbler's Knob (right)

    (This post is long overdue) My first trip up Gobbler’s Knob was great.  My only regret was that I didn’t have enough time to bag Mt. Raymond as well.  Once you have made it to Baker’s Pass, both Gobbler’s Knob and Mt. Raymond are both within striking distance. So, a week after my first...

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    Gobbler’s Knob Trip Report

    by  • August 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Gobblers Knob Peak Jump

    I’ve decided there are far too many peaks and trails in the local Wasatch mountains that I haven’t explored. It’s silly really, to live so close to so much great terrain and not explore all of it.  To that end, I’ve decided to start heading up all the peaks I’ve never stood on top...

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    Lone Peak Trip Report

    by  • August 6, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    “Adventure is not outside man; it is within” – George Eliot When I got an invite from a neighbor to summit Lone Peak, to say I was excited would be an understatement.  This would be my first ascent up the peak, and also my first trip above 11,000 feet this year. Injures have kept...

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    Deso Loop

    by  • August 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    One of my favorite local trail runs is the Desolation Loop. It’s about 12 miles long and includes some of the most beautiful views in Millcreek/Big Cottonwood Canyon. I was introduced to this loop by Erik Storheim and I’ve since taken a handful of other runners on the adventure. The trail starts and ends at...

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    Moose!

    by  • July 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    I’ve been on 5 runs to, or past Dog Lake in the last month and on 3 of those 5 I’ve run into Moose! I’ve got pictures below of the stubborn one that would not move off the trail, and the other (maybe the same one) that was chilling in the lake. The 3rd...

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    Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back Race Report

    by  • June 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Some of my team mates crossing the finish line 197 miles later

    I hesitate to call this a race report, because the Ragnar Relay is so much different than a traditional race. (Unless of course you are one of the incredibly fast teams who has a chance of winning – more on that later). Ragnar is more like a giant road trip party with running mixed...

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    DNF

    by  • April 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    DNF: did not finish. One of the worst experiences as a runner is not being able to finish a run. I’m not talking about having to walk or rest before finishing, I am talking about literally not finishing a run, especially due to injury. The long walk back to your car or house can...

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    The Ultra Rap

    by  • April 5, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Yes, there is an Ultrarunning rap. And who said running isn’t hip? I give you “Running for the Buckle” (Thanks to Mike from Wasatch Runner for pointing this out) Quick note: For those who don’t know, many ultra races give belt buckles to finishers (and often winners). This is a tradition that dates back...

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    In the Snow

    by  • April 2, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    In Utah, It’s pretty typical for spring weather to be all over the place. A couple weeks ago, I experienced was one of those crazy Utah spring days. Sunny for most of the day, and then the minute I lace up my Sauconys, the snow starts flying. I headed out the door at about...

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