Last October I completed the Javelina Jundred 100 mile endurance run out in the McDowell Mountains east of Phoenix, AZ. The cut-off is 30 hours. I finished in 29:17. Here I am crossing the finish line. You can see the joy in my face. A lot of first time questions I see on running forums … Continue reading The ‘slow, fat and last’ gear guide to a 100 mile race.
This past Monday I finished the Canada Ultra520K race, commonly known as an Ultraman. Beyond an Ironman, this is a 3 day event broken up as a 6 mile swim and a 93 mile bike ride on day 1, a 170 mile bike ride on day 2, and then what amounted to a 53+ mile … Continue reading The End.
Your start out in the airport on a trip home from Vegas. Just a bloody mary. And maybe a beer. To help ease the pain of real life and the extra beer or six from the night before at the blackjack table. Then you get home and Tiger Woods is on, so you definitely need … Continue reading Sliding Out of Vegas
Re-entry is hard. It's hard for a spaceship returning from orbit. It's hard for an interstellar rock. They sometimes burn up. They sometimes explode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvFcY9rTPx8&feature=youtu.be Anyone who read some previous posts knows I went pretty dark once the races of the World Marathon Challenge started. We finished last Monday, February 5th and then I went … Continue reading Houston, we have a problem.
This morning marked the beginning of 30+ hours of travel to head from San Francisco to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the World Marathon Challenge. I've mentioned the race a few times, so if you're sick of hearing about it, here is a link to a story about Fiona the Hippo's first birthday. … Continue reading Around the World in 7 Days, 7 Continents, and 183.4 miles. But WHY?
The first leg of the World Marathon Challenge begins in just 10 days, kicking off January 30th in Antarctica. We’ll be running a certified, full distance marathon (26.2 miles) on each of the 7 continents in 7 days. The route will take us from Novo base in Antarctica, to Perth, Dubai, Lisbon, Cartagena and finally … Continue reading Data Porn: Training for the World Marathon Challenge
This morning, I woke up at 6AM. I emptied the dishwasher and made coffee for my wife. We sat together, talked, read from some daily inspiration books and wrote in our journals. God damn Deepak Chopra over here. At about 7AM we let out a large collective sigh and woke the kids. I am sure … Continue reading I don’t understand how every stay-at-home parent isn’t a raging drunk
As the 2018 global Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wraps up in Las Vegas, power outage or not, I can’t help but reminisce about the years I spent there as we were creating SmartThings. Our first CES was in 2013. At the time we weren’t in production with our product, but that didn’t stop us from … Continue reading It all comes down to what you’re creating….
I don't do race reports. If you want to know what it's physically like to cover 37 miles in the dark and freezing rain/snow/sleet, repeatedly climb a mountain in gale-force winds, carry sandbags up icy hillsides, climb walls and complete 605 burpees, just watch a Nicholas Cage movie. The suffering is the same. I do … Continue reading Lessons from Iceland: 24 Hours of Spartan Ultra
I recently completed the TransRockies endurance run. This is a stage race where you cover 120 miles and 20K feet of vertical climbing over 6 consecutive days. So you basically get up every day, strap on your trail shoes and go running. With nearly 27 hours on the trails, the race afforded plenty of time … Continue reading What I learned while running 120 miles