Western States 100: Race Report 2014

Jul 28

Western States 100: Race Report 2014

My 2014 Western States 100 race report. Thanks to everyone that help allow me to participate in this event and to those who helped me have such a great day out there. Enjoy!

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How I Became An Ultra Runner Pt-1

Jun 18

How I Became An Ultra Runner Pt-1

Some of the earliest memories etched into my mind were of sitting inside or our front porch hooked up to an asthma nebulizer. This childhood torture device, would vaporize medicine for me to breath while I sat inside for what seemed like lifetimes, three or more times a day. These torture sessions would seem to occur whenever I was outside playing with my brother, cousins or other kids. My mom would call me to the house to sit and breath into this loud, stupid machine. This machine developed into my childhood arch nemisis thwarting my very important playing time on a continual basis. I hated these sessions with a passion. Don’t get me wrong I had a fantastic childhood, and as far as I can remember I was on the calm end of the spectrum, at least as far as little kids are concerned. However, having to sit and do nothing but breath, for sometimes up to an hour, three or more times a day is the kid equivalent to water boarding. Don’t tell my mom but often I would try and not breath in the vaporized medicine that I was supposed to be inhaling, my passive aggressive protest again this childhood injustice. Such is the life of a kid with cold weather and exercise induced asthma growing up in northern Minnesota.

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Happy National Donut Day: A Guide to Your Twin Cities Donuts

Jun 06

Happy National Donut Day: A Guide to Your Twin Cities Donuts

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Heat Training and Sauna Training:

Jun 02

Heat Training and Sauna Training:

I’ve had a few people ask me about using saunas for heat training. I’ve always been pretty good at running in the heat and last year running a Lean Horse 100 miler I did a lot of specific heat training for that event with a lot of success. I ran a 100 Mile PR of 15:59:57. Well that’s enough bragging. Lean Horse is a flat and fast course known for fast times and for its dry and high temps. In order to prep for the heat I did a few things.

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