BK’s Second Solo Grand Canyon Trip

My brother Chris (a.k.a. BK) is heading down the Grand Canyon on his second solo rafting trip starting Saturday Jan 12. If all goes according to plan he’ll finish the 297 miles on Feb 10 at South Cove. He is carrying a spot locating device which will update every 10 minutes while he is on …

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2012 Waldo 100K Report

My Waldo 100k report which appeared in the October issue of UltraRunning Magazine August 18, 2012 11th Annual 91 finishers, 112 starters = 81% finish rate We put Waldo on so runners can challenge themselves. So they can run on miles and miles of single track through beautiful Oregon forests, past scores of alpine lakes, …

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The Ten Years Dream

The Western States 1000 Miles/Ten Days buckle has been a dream of many ultrarunners even before Doug Latimer got the first one in 1988.  When I started running WS in 2001 it seemed challenging but totally within my control to get one.  Train hard, run smart races, get to Auburn under your own power under …

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5h47m

Five hours and forty seven minutes.  That’s how long registration for the eleventh Waldo 100K was open yesterday before filling at 160.  For comparison, the 2011 race filled in 34 days.  In 2009 and 2010 we filled a month or two before the August race.  From 2002-2008 we did not fill and started fewer than …

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Zooming In and Zooming Out

I wrote an article for a ski patrol newsletter recently.  It was specific to patrolling but I think the idea can be applied to ultrarunning, race directing, and life in general.  I’ve modified it slightly to make it appropriate for this blog. In my previous life I used to be a rock climber. I enjoyed …

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