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Good Form Trumps Patellar Tendonitis; Grindstone 100 Miler

Oct 2, 2011 | No Comments

This last Tuesday, I spent the day making videos demonstrating Merrell Bareform.  We spent the morning doing voice-over and interview stuff, which consisted of me talking.  I royally suck at this, so thanks to the entire crew for tolerating my repeated butchering of the lines. 

We shot “b-roll” scenes the second half of the day, which consisted of me running around trails.  At one point, the crew filmed me running down a steep hill with Read More...

2011 Western States Videos

Jul 30, 2011 | 6 Comments

Here is the video (in two parts) of my experiences at the 2011 Western States Endurance Run.  Enjoy!

 


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2011 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report: Part Six

Jul 5, 2011 | 15 Comments

Part One- Pre-Race Festivities

Part Two- The First 43 Miles

Part Three- The Dreaded Canyons

Part Four- The Frantic Race Against the Clock

Part Five- The Finish

Post-Race Festivities

My exact post-race memories were a bit of a blur.  After my crew led me to the finish line, I rode a high for about 15 minutes.  Then sheer exhaustion set in.

I’ll try my Read More...

2011 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report: Part Five

Jul 4, 2011 | 24 Comments

Part One- Pre-Race Festivities

Part Two- The First 43 Miles

Part Three- The Dreaded Canyons

Part Four- The Frantic Race Against the Clock

In the last installment, Jeremiah and I safely arrived at the Highway 49 aid station.  When he began pacing me way back at Foresthill at mile 62, I was 45 minutes over the 24 hour cutoff.  We spent the last 31.5 miles hammering away at that time.  Read More...

2011 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report- Part Four

Jul 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

Part One- Pre-Race Festivities

Part Two- The First 43 Miles

Part Three- The Dreaded Canyons

The last installment ended as Jeremiah and I were leaving the Foresthill Aid Station.  For the first time in the race, I realized I was making MUCH better time than I thought.  I was 45 minutes over the 24 hour pace.  If I could manage to make up that 45 minutes over the last 38.2 miles, I Read More...

2011 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report- Part Three

Jul 4, 2011 | 10 Comments

Part One- Pre-Race Festivities

Part Two- The First 43 Miles

In the last chapter, I gave a rough outline of the time before hitting the Last Chance Aid Station.  Actually, I’m not even positive my memories before the Last Chance aid station are correct.  At that point in a 100 miler, I tend to focus inwardly and ignore the details like the sequence of events. I rely on my crew to remember important (i.e.- Read More...

2011 Western States 100 mile Endurance Run Race Report- Part Two

Jul 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

Read part one here: Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run  Race Report Part One

In the last chapter, my crew and I were hanging out in Squaw Valley having a good time while waiting for the start of the race.  I had just gone to bed the evening before the race.

I opened my eyes.  The room was dark except for the creepy shadows cast by the permanently-installed night light wired to the hotel wall.  Read More...

2011 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report Part One

Jul 2, 2011 | 7 Comments

Check out Shelly’s Crew Report on her blog: http://shoelessshelbell.blogspot.com/2011/07/western-states-crew-report.html

Western States.

What can I say?  It’s the grand daddy of American ultras.  When I started toying with ultras in 2005, this was THE race I wanted to run someday.  Over the years, the mystique was diminished a little by the likes of Hardrock and the Barkley… but Western was still on my must-do list.

I entered the lottery last year and did not get Read More...