Posts in the "100 mile Ultramarathon" Category

  • Running the West Coast trail

    I’ve always thought that a person needs to do one thing every year that scares the crap out of them. I’m very happy to have checked that item off my to do list for this year!I just ran the West Coast Trail – solo. Here is my story: And here is the VIDEO: My day […]

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  • Running Assiniboine and the West Coast Trail

    I have been really bad about keeping my blog up to date, and I feel like I need to start getting back into a routine of posting regularily. I do enjoy sharing, and I value feedback, and discussion, but for me blogging is a really great way to organize and prioritize my goals. My blog […]

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  • Self-transcendence 24 hour ultra marathon race report

    Self-transcendence 24 hour ultra marathon race report The idea to run this crazy race which is around a 400 meter indoor track in Ottawa resulted from the San Francisco One Day ultra being cancelled at the last minute. Helen and I had spend the entire summer training to get ready for for the SF1D. I […]

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  • Northface Endurance Challenge – Washington, DC 50 mile ultra race report

    Northface endurance challenge 50 mile race report: My legs are feeling surprisingly good today after running the NF 50 mile ultramarathon yesterday in 8 hours, forty seven minutes. I had an amazing race finishing with a personal best earning me second place in my age group. Who would have thought Washington DC had good trails? […]

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  • I ran 100 miles!

    Well I finally did it! After 3 failed attempts at running 100 miles I was successful at the San Fransisco One Day ultra on Saturday Oct 23 – 24th. It’s unbelievable and completely unexpected and I have no idea how this happened, but I actually tied for 4th overall out of 52 runners with a […]

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  • Jacked on carbs

    Yeeeee-owza! I’ve just come off of a 7-day fat loading diet and I’m enjoying my first day of a 2-day carb loading period prior to my 24 hour ultramarathon in San Fransisco on Saturday. After my waffles with maple syrup breakfast with a fresh pineapple and toasted bagel with jam for lunch, I can feel […]

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  • Spain bike trip and another ultra

    Helen and I just got back from our longest vacation yet: 21 days. Our trip started with the Virgil Crest ultra marathon on Sept 25th. Helen successfully finished the 50 miler and I dropped out of the 100 mile race at about 70 miles due to some bad stomach issues where I resorted to ‘trotting’ […]

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  • 2010 Virgil Crest 100 mile ultra

    “That’s just not the way we do things around here Greg”. This was the response offered to my question: “Why don’t you guys plan more long, flat, ‘runnable’ sections in your race?” I was talking to one of the race organizers at an aid station who asked me how I liked the course. His response […]

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  • Lost Sole 1, Greg 0

    According to Wikipedia, a “Coulee” is: Coulees are generally deep steep-sided ravines formed by erosion, commonly found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. If you try to run across Coulees, they will destroy you, crush you, and you will hurt. And they will make you cry like a baby. (OK – so maybe […]

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  • Be careful what you wish for

    The photo above is from July 4 (almost 4 weeks ago) near Frank slide shortly after the start of a VERY long trail race – the 147 km Sinister 7 ultramarathon. My first attempt at running this distance resulted in having to drop out after about 19 hours and 120 km with severe blisters. It […]

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  • Hamburger Feet – the Sinister 7 ultramarathon

    “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.” ~ Charles Kettering There was a storm and I got off my ship. It was my second dreaded DNF (did not finish) in my athletic career – the first was the 24 hour human powered distance record […]

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  • My back yard

    If you don’t live here (Calgary), I am sorry and I don’t mean to rub this in your face or anything, but check out the pictures from my Saturday training run with my buddy Bryon. Bryon Howard and me at the 9100 feet summit of Mount Allen in Kananaskis It has been a long-time goal […]

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  • My first ultramarathon – race report

    The Northface Endurance Challenge Gortex 50 mile ultramarathon race report To say I was having a good day would be the understatement of the year. I was on fire and after 9 hours I was flying through the mountainous course feeling WAY too good. Something bad just HAD to happen… My first triathlon coach gave […]

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  • Machupicchu

    Machupicchu – training vacation

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  • Peru trek

    Backroads Peru Trekking Trip Helen and I just got back from a 9 day, lodge to lodge trekking trip in Peru from Cusco to Machupicchu ( Machu Picchu ). It was a seriously incredible experience. We stayed in these amazing lodges by Mountain Lodges of Peru – top comfort accommodations in the middle of nowhere […]

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  • I just finished a 100 km running week. I’m not sure if I have ever run that much in one week previously, but I didn’t find it that tough. I think the most difficult part was running INSIDE around a track for two, 2-hour runs and one, 3-hour run. The weather here is still cold […]

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  • Marathons, Motivation, Making Boats & Most Extreme

    Surf City Marathon Helen and I just got back from a GREAT trip down to Huntington Beach, California for the Surf City Marathon – a top rate event which I HIGHLY recommend if you are looking for a scenic marathon to run. We were there with our good friends Kevin and Cindy Casper. Cindy had […]

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  • 112th running of the Boston Marathon

    112th running of the Boston Marathon After twelve Ironman triathlons including the world championships in Hawaii, seventeen marathons, and three 24 hour cycling events (one world record attempt and two world records), the Boston marathon on Monday was one of my most memorable races. It was truly an incredible event. 25,319 runners qualified to run […]

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  • LV marathon: mission successful!

    As I indicated in my previous blog post, the goal for this years Las Vegas marathon was to pace my wife Helen in for a personal best, and a Boston qualifying time goal of 3 hours, 50 minutes. I am very happy to report our MISSION COMPLETE! We smashed her goal and finished in 3 […]

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  • PR half marathon 1:27 and 9th place. BAREFOOT

    PR half marathon 1:27 and 9th place. BAREFOOT It’s always thrilling to set new personal records. I’ve been trying to break the 90 minute barrier at the half marathon distance for years and I demolished it today with a 1:27 finish at the Calgary Police Half Marathon. I also moved into the top 10 in […]

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