Race Reports

Tiger Mountain 50K

Tiger Mountain 50K

May and June will be down months to rest up from a difficult spring of racing… This was my thought back in the latter part of 2016 when I put my name in the hat for the Chuckanut 50K and the Lake Sonoma 50 miler. […]

Lake Sonoma 50 Miler

Lake Sonoma 50 Miler

Background After about three years of restricted time and low income due to Physical Therapy school, I decided that 2017 would begin my attempt at a serious racing schedule. With that said I set out a pretty ambitious event list including: Chuckanut 50K, Lake Sonoma […]

Chuckanut 50K

Chuckanut 50K

Chuckanut 50K Map In regards to the SAID principle, conditions could not have been more perfect for the Chuckanut 50K. My body had adapted to a specific weather pattern – 40 degrees and rainy. The perpetual cloud that has descended upon western Washington this year […]

West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training

West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training

West Seattle Beach 50K Contrary to my high school and college competitive running days, when I raced two or three times a week; my ultra distance schedule has been characterized by five or six races a year. Which makes this three week turn around between […]

Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside

Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside

January Lead Up Rainier from Union Bay Loop Apryle and I rang in the new year unpacking our moving truck at our new home in Newcastle, WA. Newcastle is a small town situated between Bellevue to the north and Renton to the south and is […]

Bill’s Badass 50K

Bill’s Badass 50K

Bill’s Badass 50K Background I made the decision to travel back home to visit my family in the latter part of November this year. While sifting through races on ultrasignup I came across Bill’s Badass 50K. This race was not only taking place in the […]

IMTUF 100 Race Report

IMTUF 100 Race Report

Idaho Mountain Trail Ultra Festival 100 Miler Start of IMTUF 100 Over three years had passed since I ran my last 100-mile race in Leadville, Colorado. I chose to make my first race back the IMTUF 100 in McCall, Idaho. The race was touted as […]

Cougar Mountain Marathon

Cougar Mountain Marathon

Craig-Szablewski Wedding PC Johnny Vogel After a nineteen week hiatus from competing in a race, it was finally time to toe the line once again. It was far from an uneventful break however, in the time between races, I passed my PT board exam, traveled […]

White River 50 Miler

White River 50 Miler

By Apryle Craig White River 50 Miler: 25th out of 81 (142/262) 11:27:10 Apryle with Elevation Profile As I laid awake waiting for the alarm to go off, I was both dreading and looking forward to getting out of bed. Our bed was a sauna. […]

Gorge Waterfalls 100K Race Report

Gorge Waterfalls 100K Race Report

Photo Credit: Rainshadow Running Not since my first ultramarathon, the 2012 Leadville 100, have I prepared so intensely for a race. I ran over 1,125 miles since January and put in over 105,000 vertical feet in preparation. Apryle and I discussed the prospect of doing […]