I live in Seattle. I slosh around in the rain on Tiger Mountain all winter. I thought I knew mud; I was wrong. The Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass 50K introduced me to a new level of slipping, sliding, and splashing that I had never before experienced in a run. (more…)
Rattlesnake Mountain. Well-know to most Seattle-area trail runners. It’s a great playground for trail runners of any ability. For beginners, the simplicity of the route (no intersections with other trails) makes it unintimidating. For the advanced, the climbing involved makes it a great place to do work. On this New Years Eve, I was just there for the snow.
I was looking forward to running my first road marathon in about two and a half years. Considering all my training had been focused on ultra distances and climbing mountain trails, I knew this wouldn’t be a fast marathon, so I just decided to cruise the course at a relaxed pace, take in the views, and remember what 26.2 felt like. Then Seattle got cold and I got a bad idea from one of my trail running buddies… (more…)
Well, that was a surprise. Many of my close running friends know that Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji is a dream hundred miler for me. 2015 will be the fourth running of the race – and with a qualifier (Cascade Crest) under my belt, I’ve been seriously considering it. One of the only problems: The 2015 dates had not been announced, yet. (more…)
When I travel, I run. Because: a) It’s my preferred method to get over jet-lag, b) I get to see way more of a place than walking, and c) I’m always trying to be a better runner. This Hong Kong trip had me really excited, as the city is packed full of trails. One of the most notable is on Hong Kong Island: The Hong Kong Trail. (more…)