Sunday, May 24, 2015

Georgetown Burro Race - 2015

Pretty fun day yesterday racing from Georgetown to Empire and back.  The route is said to be between 8 and 8.5 miles and crosses Union Pass. The rain/snow mix added an extra element to it, but times were fast.  We finished in 67 minutes and the first 6 burros were all in under last year's winning time (winning times going back to 2010 were 1:17, 1:12, 1:19, 1:18, and 1:09).

Everything went pretty well, we ran just off the front through about 5 miles and then followed Hal W and Full Tilt Boogie for most of the rest of the race.  We just couldn't get a strong pass in at any point for the last 3 miles or so and we finished a second, probably less, behind in a typical burro race finish.

Big thanks to Bill L for organizing the race and to Brad W for having Yukon saddled and ready when we arrived.

Leaving Georgetown.

Leaving Empire.

Second and first, just after finishing.

Monday, March 9, 2015


I think it'd been three years since I'd gone skiing.  That first winter - 2010 - I made five or six trips up and loved it, and still loved it the next few winters, but grew more and more against the early mornings to beat traffic.  My brother in law was eager to ski though and we made a trip to Copper over the weekend.  It was a great time and I still remembered what I was doing, but my quads sure couldn't hold form like they used to.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Caballo Blanco Article

I'll admit, sometimes it gets tiring writing about races and runners.  Once in a while I'll hit the jackpot and be able to talk somebody on the phone easily without following a list of questions, and sometimes I actually feel bad to close the interview.  That was totally the case yesterday.

A little late to this story, but this one was especially fun to write about.

Will Violence End Ultra Caballo Blanco?

A bit of a headline grab for clicks there, and tons of more stories that didn't make the final edit, lots of stuff I had no clue about on the race and Mexico.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reynolds Park Run with Dogs

Just a short little video I put together with footage from a few weeks ago.  We generally rotate between Reynolds Park, Flying J Ranch, Maxwell Falls, and Pine Valley Ranch.  Other parks that we have visited, but much less often, are Meyer Ranch, Berrian Mountain, and Three Sisters Park.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Morning Commute

On Monday I was asked several times about my commute, so I decided to document it today.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Justin Mocks on Twitter

I don't think I was really serious about it, but I was curious enough to see what Twitter handles might be available if I were to sign up.  Lots of Justin Mocks already out there.

Been really busy lately, having a hard time keeping up with the writing volume.  Last week's "This Week in Running" column on iRunFar was quite long, but probably my best yet.  On Colorado Runner I did a short interview with Nick Clark.  I don't ask many questions, but try to ask insightful ones.  And then Running Times, this week's article on Costa Rica's Coastal Challenge didn't work out as I'd hoped, length-wise, so worked with Ian Corless to submit a photo slideshow alongside it.