Oh deer! The Cave Creek Thrasher 33k

I lead the preview run for the Cave Creek Thriller and Thrasher races with Aravaipa running a week before the main event. And I was reminded that if given the choice, I’d rather race at night in the dark any day. So, just a few days before the race, I switched from the morning 24k... Continue Reading →

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Javelina Jangover 25k- The Race of a Lifetime

On Thursday afternoon, two days before the Javelina Jangover 25k event, I felt the migraine coming. And despite my best efforts, I was up at 2 am doing everything I could to stay out of the ER. If you’ve never had a migraine before and experienced the blinding pain, light sensitivity, dizziness, and nausea that... Continue Reading →

Frenzy and Mayhem 10 Milers

It’s been a long- 8 month running slog of injury, sickness, and recovery. While training for last spring’s Mesquite Canyon race with the infamous Goat Camp slog, I strained my upper hamstring tendon. I’ve been battling that injury all summer long. This battle lead to a full month away from the trails for a mental... Continue Reading →

The Sinister 9km Race Recap

What you do in the hours prior to even starting you race, can make or break it. And I’m not talking about training here, but nutrition. I was reminded of this during a pre-race discussion with two amazing ultrarunners- both of whom had visited the ER after races (as I have). They said that it... Continue Reading →

The San Tan Scramble 26k

With my last two races not going quite as planned, I was hoping for a breakout race where everything lined up perfectly and my recent shift in running longer distances and adding extra strength training, would be reflected. But, with nausea kicking in at just 3 miles, this was a race that almost wasn’t… The... Continue Reading →

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