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.
Houston, we have a problem.
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.
Postcards from Cape Town
The last few days I've had the opportunity to do some exploring in Cape Town, South Africa as we prep to depart on the first leg of the World Marathon Challenge. I've got a few reflections: Your strange and exciting is someone else's pain in the ass On one drive outside of Cape Town, the … Continue reading Postcards from Cape Town