Ultra Marathon


May 10, 2014 – Race Start: 8:00am First, I have to say that I was encouraged to hear so many people speak with such respect about this race course as I waited for registration and then at the starting line. There was a number of veteran trail runners who’d volunteered to help, so I asked […]


– Crossing the Finish Line It was a day for Course Records and PR’s!  This year Max King had a 3:35:42 finish, setting a new course record by four and a half minutes. Temperatures in the upper 40s Fahrenheit, overcast skies, no precipitation, and tacky trails made ideal conditions. I ran the course with a […]

Chuckanut 50K

Pre-Race T-Minus 17 Days (Race: March 15, 2014; Start: 8:00 am) Approximately 24 hours after the Chuckanut 50K (the Chuck or Chuck) opened on Ultrasignups, I discovered that the race was full. I decided to add my name to the waitlist, hoping a spot would open up. What a bummer it was to have this […]

Chuckanut 50K – March 16, 2013

BETTER THAN NOT BEING ABLE TO Wow, this event was bigger than I thought! I parked in the annexed field surrounded of freshly mowed tall grass, and knew the parking lot must have resembled a can of sardines from an aerial view. The field’s new driveways or throughways were beginning to look more like a […]

T-minus 120 Hours (Chuckanut 50K Race)

It was Monday morning when I started the timer for my first 50K race at http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown. Just 5 days before the monster distance footrace challenge before me, and I wanted to share my thoughts and contemplate the 50K race experience during the intermediate of all the training I put into preparing and the actual event […]