Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is Obstacle Racing Going Mainstream? - Running Times, 10/21/14.

I talked with Max King yesterday morning for this article. I don't really like the way the finished article reads - I mean, had a great chat and it could've been a much longer narrative.  I was rushing yesterday though.  Either way, pretty incredible - $30k win for 22 minutes of work.

Trail Running on the Big Screen - Running Times, 10/21/14.

The Trail Running Film Festival kicks off tonight in Boulder.  I'll be at the Denver show tomorrow night, say hi if you too are.  I haven't seen a lot of talk about this, but I think its a really good idea and I'm looking forward to it, so hope to see a packed house tomorrow night.

We saw the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown on Saturday and although it was a good play, I'm mixed on the idea of Molly Brown as a heroine.  Yeah she helped a lot of people, but so badly wanting to get into Denver's upper class, that's not admirable.  And then from Wikipedia, she didn't talk to her kids for the last few years of her life after fighting over her dead ex-husband's inheritance.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Joe Gray, A One-of-a-Kind Mountain Runner - Running Times, 10/10/14.

Really been impressed with what Joe Gray has done the last couple of years - fast times on the track, road, at cross country, and of course on trails.  A One-of-a-Kind Mountain Runner.

A few weeks earlier I talked to new USATF 50k trail champs Tim Tollefson and Megan Roche for this article, Road-to-Trail Talent Continues

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tyler Sigl, Making an Ultra Splash - Running Times, 9/19/14.

A lot of times, by the time my stuff gets online, its outdated and I have to skip over stuff like The Rut, Run Rabbit Run, etc, and try to find other stories.  Last Sunday night then I talked to Tyler Sigl for this short article - Making an Ultra Splash.  He was a NCAA D3 cross country champion not that long ago, and ran a 5:27 50-miler last weekend.

A week prior to that, a preview of the 30th World Mountain Running Championships - U.S. Team Have World Mountain Championship Medal Hopes.  Allie McLaughlin earned the only U.S. individual medal, a bronze in the senior women's race.

And then also getting online last week was this article, Super-Distance Dogs, that first appeared in the September print magazine.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oregon Road Trip 5

A long drive from the Lost Coast to Lake Tahoe, and then home via U.S. 50, the Loneliest Road in America with a quick drive through the Colorado National Monument.

Oregon Road Trip 4

After fully exploring the Oregon Coast, we kept going south into California and hit the redwoods, the Lost Coast, and the old Victorian town of Ferndale.  We'd planned to spent a night in Eureka, but were put off by the incredible amount of homeless people.  We retreated to a cabin off of Avenue of the Giants instead.  The Lost Coast was even more remote than expected.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Oregon Road Trip 3

When you give a camera to someone and ask them to take a picture of you, it always turns out badly.  They just frame it all wrong.  It's happened to us over and over again even with iconic spots as a backdrop, at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone in May, at Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock earlier in the trip, and countless other times.  To remedy that, and to give ourselves an early anniversary present, we hired AmandaElise Photography.  The day of the sunset shoot, it was incredibly foggy and we were worried, but the results ended up spectacular.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oregon Road Trip 2

After the Columbia River Gorge, we made it to the coast, and spent several days driving south, exploring little towns, eating seafood, and hanging out on empty beaches.

Elly threw a fit at first and didn't like it, but quickly warmed up to the beach.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Oregon Road Trip 1

We ended a 10-day road trip on Labor Day 2014.  The main destination was the Oregon Coast, but we hit a lot of country.  Chuck (age 4) and Elly (age 3) visited their 20th and 21st states (Elly has Wisconsin, Chuck doesn't).  My car went over 173k miles.  Lots of pics to catch up on from this memorable trip.

Above, Shoshone Falls near Twin Falls, Idaho. 

And below, pics from a hike in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.