Ingalls Creek Traverse

Ingalls Creek Traverse

Ingalls Creek trail parallels a rapidly flowing stream that starts from Ingalls Lake and eventually empties into Peshastin Creek. The creek travels through a ravine which is flanked by the Stuart Range to the north and the Teanaway Range to the south. Despite the popularity 

Mad City 100K (National Championships)

Mad City 100K (National Championships)

I decided at some point last autumn (2023) that I wanted to pursue a road 100K, but not just any 100K, I wanted to attempt Mad City 100K. Mad City is the American 100K National Championship race and therefore, it is generally very competitive. A 

Dizzy Daze 12 Hour Race

Dizzy Daze 12 Hour Race

I entered Dizzy Daze 12 Hour race with a goal running 76 miles in preparation for the 100k National Championships in Madison Wisconsin. Dizzy Daze is a Seattle classic ultramarathon that consists of clockwise loops around the Green Lake bike path. Because I ran 78 

Seattle Marathon

Seattle Marathon

I signed up for the Seattle Marathon for the second year in a row and essentially kept to a very similar series of events as the 2022 edition. On November 25th, Apryle dropped me off to pick up the packet in downtown Seattle, then we 

Mount Si Hill Climb and North Bend Skyline 30K

Mount Si Hill Climb and North Bend Skyline 30K

After my Wonderland Loop, I throttled down on the mileage and geared up for two relatively short steep races in North Bend: Mount Si Hill Climb and North Bend Trail Fest 30K. These races were the vision of my friend Scott Sowle and he and 

The Ruff

The Ruff

The Ruff has be on my radar for a few years, but I have never made the long voyage down to the Columbia River Gorge for such a short distance race. However, this year I signed up for The Ruff as a unique final workout 

The Wonderland Loop

The Wonderland Loop

I have wanted to attempt the Wonderland trail at Mount Rainier National Park since 2016 and after a brief discussion with Apryle on September 6th, we decided that September 8th would be a good time for me to give it a try. Even though this may 

Ohio Reunion Part I: Rocky River FKT

Ohio Reunion Part I: Rocky River FKT

I traveled back to my home state of Ohio for my fifteen year high school reunion on August 24th 2023. After stepping off the red eye flight, I headed straight for Berea Falls near my old college campus in order to pursue the Rocky River 

Super Marathon

Super Marathon

After a disappointing marathon experience at Boston this April, I was determined to run a quick marathon this year, so I signed up for the Super Fast Marathon on June 17th 2023. I previously did this race in June of 2019 and ran a 2:45:33. 

Oyster Dome 50K

Oyster Dome 50K

The Oyster Dome 50K caught my interest in late June, despite the July 8th start date. It seemed to be the perfect final tune up race before Fat Dog 120 on August 10th. The plan was for the race to act as both a long