2015 Cedro Peak 45k Race Report

or: The Race of Ill Omens. Prior to last year’s Cedro Peak 45k, things didn’t proceed smoothly for me. This year my Jeep’s transmission died as we were driving to the race. I’m not a superstitious person or a believer in omens though, and the rest of the day went[…]

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Jemez Mts 50M Race Report

After spending any significant amount of time in the mountains, it becomes obvious that personal fitness and training are only a few of the many factors that determine success. Trail-running in general, and mountain courses specifically, are not sterile, precise environments. Unforeseen obstacles can derail the most well-planned and executed[…]

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Cedro Peak 45k Race Report

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the Cedro Peak 45k this past weekend. I had sampled part of the course (or so I thought), and wasn’t particularly enamored with it. I also wasn’t sure about my own fitness. I’ve been putting in lots of 20 miler long runs and B2B weekends recently, so in theory I should have felt well-prepared for 45k (27.9 miles) of running, but pre-race doubts aren’t an unusual feeling for me.

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Dirty Half Race Report

“A race on my home trails? Piece of cake.” That was my thought going into the race. It didn’t quite turn out to be true. Like most trail races, the start of the Dirty Half was fairly informal. The group of 80-90 runners just kind of huddled around the base[…]

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