Cougar Mountain 10.8 Miler

Cougar Mountain 10.8 Miler

Following the Badger Mountain 50 miler I took a lengthy hiatus from racing, and by lengthy I mean one month… I thought I would try a shorter trail race for once, and the Cougar Mountain 10.8 miler was a logical choice. This is a Seattle Classic hosted 

Whistler Canyon FKT

Whistler Canyon FKT

Shortly after the springtails and isopods arrived for Chester the Crested Gecko’s bioactive vivarium, I loaded up Bella the Blue Headed Pionus and Darwin the Green Cheek Conure and we drove up to the small town of Ellisforde midway between Tonasket and Oroville, where Apryle 

Badger Mountain 50 Miler

Badger Mountain 50 Miler

I signed up for Badger Mountain shortly before registration closed and was at the bottom of the waitlist, but by the final week leading up to the race, I was offered a spot at the start line. Apryle reserved us a cabin in Kennewick where 

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 

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’s 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