Author Archives: Phil

A Fastpacking “dnf” and the best Bacon Blue Cheese Burger Ever

Holiday weekends are a great time for fastpacking. The fun thing about fastpacking is that you can fit a rather long backpacking trip into a few days. My plan for this Fourth of July weekend was to do 120 miles … Continue reading

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Pacing

In most 100 mile races a runner is allowed to have a pacer join at some point in the second half of the race. A pacer is another runner who goes along to give the racer company and moral support. … Continue reading

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Freezer Training

I run outside year around in all kinds of weather, unless it’s subzero…inside! I’ve heard of Badwater runners training in a sauna, so for Arrowhead I thought it would make sense to train in a freezer. With that in mind … Continue reading

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Arrowhead

An ultrarunner is always looking for the next big challenge. It may be a longer distance, it may be a run on more challenging terrain, or it may be a run that involves some extreme weather. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Getting lost…

It happens. As a trail runner I know how easy it is to get distracted and miss a course marking or to follow the runner in front of me instead of the flags. My second time running the Burning River … Continue reading

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Fastpacking Dam to Dam

I’ve been a trail runner and an ultrarunner for about six years now, and I’ve enjoyed camping ever since I was a kid, so the idea of combining trail running with camping appeals to me. That’s just what fastpacking is. … Continue reading

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Winter Running

The first serious snowfall has inspired me to share some of my thoughts on winter running. I love winter running. The snow falling from the sky and covering the trees is beautiful, and with snow on the ground and the … Continue reading

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Running Through the Four Seasons

I love the four seasons! I love the way the weather and the whole appearance of the world change with the seasons. It keeps life interesting, and it keeps running interesting as the nature of the sport changes with each … Continue reading

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Why I prefer trail running

Six years ago I started running on roads and discovered trail running a little over a year later. I still enjoy both, but I have really come to love trail running. Running on trails, I get to experience all the … Continue reading

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