The once and future ultrarunner

It’s been over three years since my last ultramarathon. Since then, I’ve weathered an Achilles injury and surgery along with various non-running distractions, leaving me unsure as to whether I’d ever do another ultra. But now I’m sure. 2014, the 10th anniversary of my first race beyond 26.2 miles (the Cle Elum Ridge 50K, for…

Sage Canaday finishing the 2012 White River 50.

The race of his dreams

Last weekend Sage Canaday unleashed a completely implausible yet very real performance at the White River 50. I don’t think a lot of people understand just how remarkable Sage’s race was. Perhaps the following exercise will help. Imagine a convergence of all of the great ultrarunners, past and present, who have come to White River…

Another perspective on Cougar

I hope everyone is enjoying Sara Malcolm’s pictures of the SRC’s 5-Mile race at Cougar Mountain. They’re great … and yet they don’t capture the aspect of the Cougar races that has been most important to me over the last 2 years. So here’s one more image — a supplement to the previous batch. That’s…

2012 Brooks SRC team announced

The Seattle Running Club has finalized its 2012 roster of Brooks-sponsored athletes following a competitive application process.  Returning  team members Travis Boyd, Julie Cassata, Marlene Farrell, Max Ferguson, Destry Johnson, Trisha Steidl will be joined by Lance Thompson, John Wallace, and Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs. Team members were selected according to their running-related achievements and service to…