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 

Squak in the Dark

Squak in the Dark

Squak in the Dark is a night race that features a 5.7 mile loop with 1500 feet of vertical gain that is repeated for 8 hours. The individual with the most laps in the 8 hour time frame wins the event and there is also 

Sun Mountain 50 Miler

Sun Mountain 50 Miler

I departed for Lake Patterson Cabins in the late evening of May 12th and arrived before midnight (after a 4 hour 30 minute drive) and was welcomed by Aaron Long and the Cowgills. They were kind enough to let me set up my sleeping pad 

Chirico Tenpeat

Chirico Tenpeat

Since moving to the greater Issy Alps area in 2017 I wanted to complete the Chirico Tenpeat event. The race has developed quite a reputation among my circle of trail running friends and it struck me as something that I needed to do as a