Gorge Waterfalls 50k – Race Report

03/29/2014 – Gorge Waterfalls 50k – Cascade Locks, Oregon
So this race was just another one of your every-weekend fairly rocky, rooty technical but at the same time soft singletrack 6000 foot vert point-to-point 50k run through ankle high streams, over snow patches, past stretches of moss covered everything, in sunshine, rain, hail, and wind and traipsing under, around, and  through 500 foot tall waterfalls through the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge in the Pacific Northwest.

The first event of the season is always a litmus test. Am I ready physically? Am I undertrained or overtrained? Am I ready mentally? Remember what this feels like? Have I finally figured out how to run long distances as pain free as possible? All great questions and in one ‘little’ run I’d have answers to all of them. Continue reading

Gorge Waterfalls 50k – Preview

The Gorge Waterfalls 50k is the first event of the year for me and it’ll be my longest run in a full 5 months. The run is this Saturday – less than 48 hours away – and I’m not nervous or anxious, but maybe I should be? Continue reading