STRIVE 20×400 Challenge

STRIVE 20×400 Challenge

On Sunday March 7th, I participated in the STRIVE challenge, which consisted of running 20 400s in 80 seconds with about 70 seconds rest. While running these 400s I wore compression shorts designed by STRIVE which housed EMG sensors to track my muscle activation while 

Small Park Mini Adventures

Small Park Mini Adventures

I enjoy big adventures in the National Forest, National Park, and even in my own neighborhood Issy Alps, however, sometimes big adventures are in your own neighborhood… That is why I have been visiting smaller, lesser known parks for the past few months and taking 

Hope Island Circumnavigation

Hope Island Circumnavigation

The Puget Sound is often divided into five sections: Whidbey Basin, Admiralty Inlet, Central Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and South Puget Sound. For further context, the Puget Sound is a region of the Salish Sea which I subdivide into four distinct regions: north Salish Sea 

Best of Squak Mountain Half Marathon

Best of Squak Mountain Half Marathon

On a partly sunny 32-degree morning on December 12th I headed up to the Bullitt Fireplace Trailhead on Squak Mountain to participate in Chris Gregory‚Äôs Best of Squak Mountain Half Marathon. This was the first race style event that I had participated in since the 

2020 STATISTICS AND SOME LIFETIME STATISTICS

2020 STATISTICS AND SOME LIFETIME STATISTICS

Yearly Totals In 2020 I ran 3652 miles, which is actually 30 more miles than I ran in 2019 and brings my lifetime mileage total to 52273.63. I also biked 138 miles theis year, which is the farthest I have biked since 2014 when I 

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part IV Section K (Glacier Peak Area to Stevens Pass)

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part IV Section K (Glacier Peak Area to Stevens Pass)

We rose from our slope side slumber and got things started again at 10:52PM. It is an odd feeling to go to sleep after a long day on the trail, only to begin again later the same day. The trail was narrow and there was 

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part III Section K (Rainy Pass to Glacier Peak Area)

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part III Section K (Rainy Pass to Glacier Peak Area)

After our unsuccessful attempts to sleep, John and I took to the trail at 7:14 PM on August 31st. We descended from the Cutthroat Trailhead to the Rainy Pass Trailhead on the south side of highway 20. The opening miles of section K paralleled a 

Run for Shoes 50K

Run for Shoes 50K

The Run for Shoes 50K was my first race since COVID19 and it was also unconventional because it was a time trial style race. Typically, I am not interested in virtual races because the competitive aspect that I love about racing is eliminated but with 

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part II Section L (Canada Border to Rainy Pass)

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part II Section L (Canada Border to Rainy Pass)

After 31 miles of running and about 30 minutes of resting, we started our Washington Pacific Crest Trail FKT attempt at 10:15PM on August 30th. We were not optimistic about running back through all of the soaked vegetation, but I think we must have knocked 

Washington PCT Adventure Part I (Hart’s Pass to Canada Border)

Washington PCT Adventure Part I (Hart’s Pass to Canada Border)

After several weeks of anticipation I awoke at 5:30AM on August 30th with an intense desire for a long arduous adventure. Apryle drove me up to Snohomish where I met up with John, Brit, Jace, and Jax Maxwell. We piled into his Chevy pickup truck