Western States Race Report – it’s coming soon.

Let’s just say, it was a total trip. The proudest moment of my life, by far. Thankful for this guy behind me, who pushed me through the worst 20 hours of my racing life. Since I finished: I moved, searched for a new job, got a new job, and life is good. Recap of the […]

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Getting What You Want – My Countdown to Western States

  I’ve noticed there are two responses that come up when I talk about Western States. There’s the non-ultra-runner response of “I don’t even like to drive that far,” then there’s the person who understands the odds to get in and becomes EXTREMELY STOKED. It’s so encouraging to find someone who has run it before, […]

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Race Report: It’s a Good Life – Yakima Skyline Rim 50k 2014

We only get better when we do things we’re not good at. Knowing this, and in the spirit of pushing my comfort zone, I signed up for the Yakima Skyline Rim 50k. The terrain is the complete opposite of what I’m accustomed to in Vancouver.  Instead of running through a canopy of branches and lush greenery, Yakima […]

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Western States 100 Mile Lottery – So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

Yesterday was a big day for the ultrarunning community. Two of the most legendary races in North America held their entry lotteries on the same day. Coincidentally, I think. My name was in the lottery for both 100 Mile races: Western States & Hardrock. As it was my second ‘try’ in the Western States lottery […]

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30 Things I Learned from Pine to Palm 100 Miler

News flash: 100 miles is a long fu%&ing way. News flash for everyone outside the USA: 100 miles = 160km = a long fu%&ing way. In honour of my first 100 Miler, the Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run, and the things I learned along the way, I present my race report in a […]

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Whistler GranFondo Canada – What’s Your Motivation?

In honour of today’s GranFondo Whistler bike race, I wanted to share a few videos I contributed to. I recently worked with the GranFondo team to develop a series of videos about why we race – answering the basic question, “why do we do this?” My answer was – well,  the answer is different for […]

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#Seawheeze Half Marathon a.k.a. Who Knew Pavement Could Be So Fun

As I continue to train for Pine to Palm (my first 100 Mile race), I deviated from my long mountain run this past weekend to join some friends in a colourful outburst of partying, music, yoga, and all-around awesomeness. And yes, there was a half marathon throw in there too. The 2013 lululemon Seawheeze Half […]

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Hardrock Endurance Run 2013 – Crew & Fan Report

Colorado, you have a special place in my heart. I’ve been to Denver a few times, driven through Colorado Springs in the past, and some of my favourite people are born-and-raised Coloradans. But something different happened during my recent trip to Silverton, Colorado.  Something that sparked a desire to spend even more time in the […]

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Meditations With the Colour Green

Having lived in Vancouver for six months now, I’ve had a chance to experience many wonderful West Coast life experiences. The seawall, Kits Beach, Whistler weekends, backcountry skiing, hip-hop nights on Granville Street, cocktail hour at the Pacific Rim, and the list goes on. But when I’m asked what my favourite thing about Vancity is, the […]

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Expert Race Preperation: Fresh Steps Style

There is an abundance of expert advice when it comes to preparing for a race. Especially when that race is intended to be 100 kilometers in length. In the days leading up to the race – go for short run to loosen the legs, water to stay hydrated, visualize and anticipate how your race will […]

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