What makes Hardrock so slow? It's not just the thin air. It's the ever-changing terrain, which includes broken-up rock, boggy mud, slick snow, rushing streams. It's the skill and care required to spot hard-to-find trail markers when no clear trail is apparent; to step methodically and precisely along the face of a summit while leaning into the angle of repose, fighting off vertigo, knowing that a misstep could send you tumbling….Continue Reading
I was ready to do everything I could to help Betsy hike and run over several more summits, to traverse boggy canyons and sweeping alpine basins, to ford knee-high rivers and fight back nausea. I was ready to ascend my first 14'er on a dark and stormy night.Continue Reading
Getting ready to road trip to Telluride, an annual pilgrimage that does something to my psyche. Keeps me younger, makes me tougher. Reminds me what I’m made of and where I came from. Because I was a wild child, thanks to Telluride.Continue Reading
How the Miwok 100K transported me way outside of my comfort zone, made me feel like I lived a lifetime in a day and then reduced me to tears.Continue Reading
Stephanie Case, whom I got to know in 2012, has the courage to do all she can to help protect and stabilize the displaced population of South Sudan. Here's our conversation about what it's like to live, work and run in the midst of a humanitarian crisis and in the face of a very real threat of violence.Continue Reading
I approached the Diablo Trails Challenge 50K as a pre-Miwok 100K reality check and final long, hard run before tapering. But at a certain point I made the decision to race, not just run.Continue Reading
A from-the-archives 2008 post on Olympic marathoner Magdalena Boulet of Oakland, who is rising on the ultra racing scene and will race Boston on Monday.Continue Reading
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