Entries by Geoff

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Fear’s a Man’s Best Friend

Oh baby, baby – Oops I did it again. I’ve signed up for Mogollon Monster. I feel as though I haven’t been running well for the last year and a bit. I feel as though age has caught up to me. I feel as though my performances, from now on, will be increasingly embarrassing. So…what […]

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Hardrock 100: Cunningham Gulch

Cunningham Gulch: Mile ~91 in clockwise direction, coming in from Maggie Gulch. “Fucking brutal” says 3 time finisher and Hardrock board member Andrea Feucht. A gentle midwesterner, Andrea is not given to cursing. “Difficult when you’re fresh and in good shape, brutal when you’re on the edge of exhaustion.” This last section of the race […]

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Christmas in July

I ran 60 miles this week. 60 miles a week is not that much, not at least compared to two years ago, but it’s a lot coming off of a bunch of nothing, which is more or less where my running has been these past few months. The year started out slow, with low mileage […]

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Jemez Mountain 2017

New Mexico Clouds There are extraordinary clouds hanging over the Sandias right now. There are always extraordinary clouds in New Mexico. The air is incredible here, and the Sandias, out the back window of Ken and Margaret’s house, are beautiful. It is snowing in Los Alamos, where I’ll be tomorrow. I was originally going to […]

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Zane Grey 2017

Payson Arizona Thursday evening. The 28th annual Zane Grey 50 plus miler. I’m here for the third time. I first ran this race in 2015. It was one I’d been wanting to do for a while. A bunch of friends signed up, and one by one they all withdrew until it was only me. I […]

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Ashes to Ashes: 2016 in the Rearview Mirror

New Year’s Eve at the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner Blackfoot Truckstop Diner, in Calgary, watching fireworks go off at the zoo across the river with a handful of folks all of whom had seen better days. New Year’s Eve, Rhubarb Pie, having spent most of the day at the Peter Lougheed Hospital visiting my stepfather and […]

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Family

Election Day. 95 degrees in sunny LA. I came back from a short run, took a shower, and turned on the TV, looking forward to the end of this awful election, history being made with the our first woman President, who aside from being female was as absolutely mainstream an insider as you could find. […]

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Hello, Everyone! I love you all!

There’s too much noise in LA. I’ve been back in LA for 2 days, after a 2 week accidental vacation in New Mexico when the car died the day before Mt. Taylor 50K. Mt. Taylor is a wonderful race, run by runners for runners, on a gorgeous course that takes you to the top of […]