ultramarathon Archive

Blackfoot Ultra – Pain & Gain

“We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment no matter what.” – George Santayana This quote is actually from a book about the philosophy of travel, but it resonates well with me in …

Rockin’ the Rockies

Yesterday I ran the Blackfoot Ultra 50K. I’ll post a race report once I have images. But for now I’m going to leave you in some suspense about how it went. Clearly I’m still alive, so at least you know it didn’t kill me. This post will focus instead on the last couple of weeks of training. Overall, the training went fairly well, but I …

Races 2012 & 2014

In 2012 I spent an entire spring and summer running. I decided to commit myself to one BIG race – the Canadian Death Race. This 125km trail race takes you over three mountain summits with a total elevation change of over 17,000 feet. Appropriately named, this race is seriously a leg killer, with steep climbs and descents on very technical terrain. I trained hard and …