Category Archives: Running

Western States 100: I’m not sweating– my body is crying

“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail.” -Faulkner, from his Nobel acceptance speech. Mile 35. The sky kept pouring, sometimes with sleet, sometimes with hail, sometimes with huge rain drops that are rare for the usually … Continue reading

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Dear Media: Mountains are not Stadiums, even for Honnold, Brosse and Jornet

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” -Hemingway

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Till I Collapse: PCT 50 in Memorial of Tim Ray

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour – this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious. … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Traverse

And he said to me “you move too fast. You can’t fully appreciate the views [on the Appalachian Trail].” And I was a bit taken aback for a second. Mountain vistas are amazing, and I love them. But going to … Continue reading

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La Jolla Half, 200 Proof Local

Local means a lot to me. So every year when the La Jolla Half Marathon comes around, I run it or at least cheer my friends on. And in all cases I celebrate with friends afterward. The race goes right … Continue reading

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Micah True to the Cause of DIY in Ultrarunning

Micah True, the legendary trail runner, has just left us at the age of 58. Better known as Caballo Blanco, his birth name is unknown. It might as well have been Ian MacKaye. Or Kim Gordon, or Kurt Cobain, or … Continue reading

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Going for speed: The Annual 5 Minute Mile

Here is a truth about training that is hard to swallow: It’s not that you get in shape and the workout hurts less. It’s that you get in shape and are able and ready to hurt more. It’s not about … Continue reading

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