Susitna 100 2019: The Sufferfest

I recently completed my 3rd Susitna 100. This year was truly epic and unforgettable. In the days leading up to the race, the forecast was calling for anywhere between 8-12″ of snow to fall during the race, and we knew we were likely in for a long haul. The race started out innocently enough, around […]

Updating My Sled For My 3rd Run at Susitna 100

This upcoming February, I’ll be running the Susitna 100 for my 3rd time. When I ran it last year, I left my sled unchanged from the previous year. This year, I decided to make a few modifications. During the race last year, I made a point to pay attention to other runners’ sleds, and noticed […]

Tackling The Bear

At 6:00 AM next Friday, I’ll be toeing the start line of the Bear 100 in Logan, Utah. This is a race that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I’ll admit I’m a bit anxious about it – both excited to run 100 miles on beautiful trails, but also nervous about the […]

Preparing For Another Run at Susitna

I’ve been spending the past several months training for my second running of the Susitna 100, coming up in two weeks from today. We’ve had another interesting winter here in Alaska, with not a lot of snow, and it hasn’t gotten particularly cold until just recently. The extended forecast doesn’t go out all the way […]

Throwing My Hat Into the Western States Lottery

After completing Zion 100 back in April, I’m qualified to enter in the Western States Lottery this year. Since I DNF’d Pine to Palm last year, I wasn’t able to enter the lottery, and so I’m back to 1 ticket this year. They haven’t published the stats for this year’s lottery yet, but based on […]