Entries by Geoff

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New Mexico Sky

Albuquerque, New Mexico Apartment hunting in Albuquerque. The courtyard. Not so far from mountains. Just off San Pedro. Quiet at 8:37 am on a Saturday. Cars are a little beat up. Not bad. “Don’t use that tone of voice with me, young man.” – every boss & every grownup I’ve ever known. “Don’t use that […]

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San Joaquin River Trail Race Report

EconoLodge. “Fuck you!” “No, fuck you!” This is the sort of well thought out argument that takes place between two drunk women in the room next to us at the Econolodge in Fresno. A good night’s sleep was not in the cards. Andrea went to sleep agitated and woke up even more agitated. She wasn’t […]

Mogollon Monster 100 Race Report

Frustration, bad spills, and broken bones. I’d signed up for Mogollon Monster 100 almost on a dare to myself. My success at 100 mile races has been, well, not very successful, with a lot fewer finishes than I have starts. Things always fall apart in a 100 mile race, and I fall apart with them. […]

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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 […]