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2017 Leadville 100 MTB

Not enough miles.  Not enough miles.  Not enough miles.  That was the thought that kept going through my head as I fell further and further behind my goal pace.  After a couple weeks of reflection and learning, it’s clear to … Continue reading

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1 Week Til Leadville

The “hay is in the barn” as Coach Tucker used to say, at least as far as my fitness goes. It’s been difficult to manage being a dad and still hitting my training plan, especially in terms of total hours … Continue reading

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Leadville Heavy Half Marathon (June 17, 2017)

Sometimes it takes friends to float an idea that will challenge you and take you well outside of your comfort zone.  In this case, that was Alex Artel.  He asked if I was running the Heavy Half in early April … Continue reading

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Le Cours de L’Amour 5K

Sticking with the short race them, Christine and I headed back to City Park for the 2nd part of the Resolution Series 5K.  Same course as last time…only on black top not snowpack.  I was hoping for a non-competitive PR … Continue reading

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First Races of 2017

Feat on the Street Resolve 5K My wife and I are incredibly fortunate to have our first baby coming our way around April 7th.  With that in mind, we know fitness and consistency is going to be a challenge.  We … Continue reading

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2015 Leadville 100

As I submit my entry for the 2016 Leadville 100, I realize that it’s time for me to finally finish up my recap from the 2015 edition. Leading up to the race, I rode my bike more than I ever … Continue reading

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San Juans: Redcloud and Sunshine (July 11, 2015)

Day 2 in the San Juans found us with a much simpler day: Redcloud and Sunshine.  Redcloud is a pretty straightforward walkup peak while Sunshine is a quick jaunt over and only at 14,001 feet! The night before, Kris and … Continue reading

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