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The Bear 100 Race Report

Writing a post-race “race report” is a common practice in ultra-running. These reports serve as entertainment and guides to other runners considering running the race, and I believe they also serve as an outlet for the runner to “process” the...

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Miles4Hips: What’s in a name?

When the concept of using my running to support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) came to my mind, I didn’t know the direction it would take.  My initial plan was to train and run this race and see if I could elicit some friends...

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So why THIS race?

A scenic race on the Utah-Idaho border with feasibly-moderate elevation, spectacular mountain views, and promise of beautiful fall foliage (hopefully – two years ago the runners encountered a snow storm!) – that’s enough to get me to bite! But an...

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Why would I want to run 100 miles?

I always enjoy the responses of people (runners and non-runners, alike) when they hear about ultra-marathons.  Most people understand the lure of the half marathon and marathon distances.  When you tell someone that you are training for a half...

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My History of Running

My History of Running

On August 27, 1997 I came home from my first day of high school, put on my running shoes, and ran out the door.  Until that day I had never cared much for running.  I was a fast kid, but even I thought that the mile run in gym class was the...

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