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Ultramarathon Training: What I Did for Western States

Jun 28, 2011 | 51 Comments

I’m getting quite a few questions about my training for Western States… mostly from the people that were aware of my lackadaisical approach I took.   The race performance did not seem even remotely possible given my apparent training regimen.  Some (Shacky) even accused me of sandbagging.  🙂

For my three previous 100 milers, I took various approaches.

For the first Burning River attempt in ’08, I followed Crossfit and Crossfit Endurance religiously.  I meticulously planned every detail […]

Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run: Some Thoughts

Jun 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

I won’t have a chance to write a formal race report for a few days, but I did want to share some thoughts.  I managed to finish in 23:39, which beat my previous 100 mile PR by about four hours.  I have a ton of people to thank:

Shelly: My crew chief and the closer for pacing duties.  Shelly is the reason I was able to do this in the first place.
Jeremiah Cataldo: Paced me for about thirty […]

Boulder Colorado Naked Foot 5k Pictures

Jun 18, 2011 | No Comments

More details will be posted when time allows, but here are a few pics:

The start/finish line


Shelly before the race


Herman, Steven Sashen, and Ken Bob Saxton



Our niece/personal assistant Stephanie


Jon Sanregret and Scott Jones


Rob Sanchez and his daughter


Dude that glided overhead



Bad-ass ultrarunner Jesse Scott… or maybe constipated





Somnio Nada Review

Jun 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

By Jesse Scott, BRU Staff Writer

I was approached to review the Somnio Nada. I had only known of Somnio for their array of customizable running shoes I saw advertised in triathlon media. I always thought the idea was interesting, but it kind of goes against my views on complicated footwear. Nevertheless, the company seemed to be truly searching to make a high quality product to help their customers.

Disclaimer: I tested […]

Mind the Ducks 2011: A Recap

May 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Well, the 2011 Mind the Ducks 12 Hour Ultra is in the books.  The event was a blast!  Here are some highlights:

Jesse Scott was the overall winner with 77.24 miles
The Hobby Joggas did exceptionally well, including Rick Robbins and Brandon Mulnix surpassing 60 miles, Mark Robillard knocking on the door with 59.5, Stuart Peterson and Tony Schaub topping 50 miles, amd Ryan Hansard just missing the mark with 49.6.  Shelly and Emily […]

Merrell offers free shipping for 30 days!

Feb 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

Merrell has been receiving a lot of questions regarding sizing.  Since not all retailers have received the shoes at this time, Merrell is offering free shipping on the barefoot line.  Here’s what was forwarded to me:

For free shipping its When you check out enter code: RUNBAREFOOT. Starts today for 30 days so ends March 14

Oh, and check out those spiffy videos on the site. 😉


Barefoot Racing in January and Frozen Junk

Jan 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Shelly and I ran the Sgt. Preston of the Yukon 6 mile road race in Muskegon, MI today.  It was a balmy 30° at race time, which is considerably warmer than last year’s race.  Since we recently endured a warm spell that melted all our snow, I contemplated running the race barefoot and in the Sport Kilt.  In all likelihood, I wouldn’t get another chance to do either until spring.

When we arrived at the […]

HUFF 50k Race Report

Dec 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

This isn’t my typical race report… this one is succinct. 🙂  Instead of spending a lot of time writing, I’ve been experimenting with video editing.  I may post a longer report in the near future.  In the interim, here’s a brief description of the HUFF 50k and the accompanying video.

Shelly and I were looking forward to this road trip to Indiana to run the HUFF 50k.  Mark Robillard, our friend and my unofficial brother, had been out of […]