RACE #139: Jackpot Running Festival

Running, running, running, walking, walking, walking, running, running, walking, walking, walking, think about running, start running, quickly go back to walking, walking, walking, running, walking, running, walking, think about running, running, walking, walking, walking. Oh, the life of an ultra marathoner. It’s seriously no joke. It’s such a different beast. With as much walking, jogging, running, skipping, drudging and sludging one does during an ultra — once you hit that magical number of 26.3 miles…

RACE #107: Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon

I love the marathon. I love the challenge, I love the experience and I love the lessons that it teaches. Nothing against other distances, because each step forward is an effort. But, there really is something about running 26.2 miles that is exhilarating and life changing. It really is hard to explain in writing without experiencing it yourself. But, after Saturday’s race down Big Cottonwood Canyon that love of the marathon grew deeper and taught…