Plotting out a race calendar with challenges
There is something special about race day. It’s a time to test our fitness, embrace the community and relish the simple pleasure of running.
Race day is a time to find joy and play
For runners, race day can mean a lot of things. For this ultra runner, it means a time to find joy, live in the moment and shoot your shot.
100 days to 100 miles
Why would someone run 100 miles? Ultra runners challenge themselves because of what we get out of the overall experience.
Andy Jones-Wilkins checks his crystal ball for Western States
Who will win the 2022 Western States race? Andy Jones-Wilkins offers his takes on who to watch and some interesting story lines.
My ‘why’ for returning to Hennepin Hundred
The Hennepin Hundred is my Western States qualifier for this year. After my first DNF, here is why I am returning to Hennepin.
10 questions for the 2021 Western States race
What to expect and who will win or podium at Western States Endurance Run returns in 2021. 10 questions to ponder during the June 26 race.
How to plan 2021 races amid coronavirus uncertainty
A year ago at this time, I was looking forward to a race calendar that included the Zion 100K and a fall 100-miler, both of which would...
Hungerford race adopts COVID regulations
Game on. In this year of uncertainty, I have continually juggled, re-ordered and adjusted my racing calendar since I squeezed in a 50K...
2020 vision: 20 weeks to go until Hennepin Hundred
Twenty weeks from today is the Hennepin Hundred, my second 100-mile race. There are far too many unknowns related to the coronavirus at...
Hungerford Trail Races answers my 'why'
At any start line, there may be as many runners as there are “whys.” Some may be chasing a lofty PR. Some may be out to prove to...