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Month: November 2015

Exploring the Provo Foothills

Exploring the Provo Foothills

I have done a number of runs in the Orem/Lindon foothills on the side of the mouth of Provo Canyon, but not much on the south side of the canyon mouth. I remedied that this last week with 2 runs. Starting at the Indian Hills trailhead I headed up the first mile climb and then another couple miles along the BST that travers up-canyon. The was ice in a few spots, but not bad. ┬áIt felt great to be out….

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Antelope Island Fall Classic 50k

Antelope Island Fall Classic 50k

It hurt, but it was worth it. My two 50k finishes have now taught a number of important lessons. Foremost among them is this: I can finish 50k ultra-marathons without much training, but it’ll hurt. Next time, train. This was my 2nd ultra-marathon. You can read about my first, the Bryce 50k, and my thoughts about doing it again here. Saturday started a bit chilly, with a slight breeze. I chose to just wear a long sleeve tech-tee (later a…

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On Running my Second Ultra-Marathon

On Running my Second Ultra-Marathon

A couple weeks ago I was in Portland for a conference and found myself having the same conversation over and over again with professional colleagues and friends. Them: “Whoa man – every time I log in to facebook I see you running crazy miles. And those pictures – wow man!” Me: “Thanks, but really, I don’t run that much. And, deep down, I kind of hate running. I just like getting up in the mountains to explore.” Them: Eye-rolls thinking…

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