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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Thankful

With the announcement this week that I will be the next race director of Western States 100 starting with the 2014 race, I’m feeling incredibly humbled, honored, anxious, excited, but most of all thankful. Thankful for my wife of 25 years who is fully supportive of this big change in our lives.  She not only …

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Why Oregon?

AJW has a poll on his new Keep It Simple AJW blog: What state is America’s Ultrarunning capital? While there have only been 55 votes cast so far, probably because his huge fan base doesn’t know about his new blog yet, Oregon is leading with 42% followed by Colorado at 28%, California at 21%, and …

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