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Mt. Hiei 50k – International Trail Run

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Mt. Hiei 50k – International Trail Run

The Mt. Hiei 50k International Trail Run is a wonderful event hosted just outside of Kyoto, Japan in late spring. The 50k course is challenging with over 11,000 feet of climbing, on steep, technical trails through the dense forests of Mt. Hiei. Mt. Hiei is home to the Tendai Buddhist monks, also known as the marathon monks, since they incorporate running as part of their spiritual practice. The monks are very supportive of the race, leading a prayer at the start, and welcoming runners at the finish. The place has a very unique, calm...

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Hawaii – Photolog

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 7 comments

Hawaii – Photolog

A couple weeks back, I was fortunate to visit Hawaii for the first time with my wife who was presenting at NAISA. We spent 5 days on Oahu and 3 on Kauai. A short, but awesome trip which definitely got us excited to go back and explore more. Oahu – Honolulu, North Shore, Manana and Lanipo Ridge, Nu’uanu Pali.  Kauai – Kapaa, Kauapea Beach, Na Pali Coast, Hanakapiai Falls, Waimea Canyon, Awa’awapuhi...

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The Boulder Mountain Marathon

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

The Boulder Mountain Marathon

The inaugural Boulder Mountain Marathon took place on May 15, 2016. The race was organized by the Four Mile Fire Department and Flatirons Running as a fundraiser for the fire department. Thank you to everyone that came out to run and support the event! Here are a few photos from the marathon and an article I wrote on iRunFar about the race (well mainly about coffee): Coffee and a Mountain...

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Arizona Trail Race – Part 6

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Blog | 26 comments

Arizona Trail Race – Part 6

AZTR – Part 6: AZ Snowbowl / Grand Canyon / Utah Border. ~ mile 750 (finish) I have about 70 more miles of riding to the Grand Canyon on what should be mostly a mix of fast, dirt roads, and trails. After yesterday’s stop in Flagstaff, I am fully energized. I start the morning pedaling with intention, surprised at how good I am feeling. The small shift in mindset the previous night has allowed me to tap into resources I did not think I had. I begin to think of possible finishing time scenarios. Breaking 7 days is pretty much...

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Arizona Trail Race – Part 5

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

Arizona Trail Race – Part 5

AZTR – Part 5: Pine/Flagstaff/AZ Snowbowl ~ mile 580 Drifting in and out of semi-consciousness, I try to make sense of the gentle chimes ringing through my ears. Is this it? Am I dying? No. Of course I am not. The sound is just my alarm, set to the “ripples” tone, nudging my weathered body to get up and going. I tap the screen to snooze and wait another 10 minutes. Damn. This is actually worse than yesterday waking up in the ditch. I can philosophize all day about how this is an elective endeavor, and how privileged I am to be able...

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