Billy Yang’s most recent film, “Mont Blanc: CCC UTMB“, hitches across the Atlantic with three Americans aiming to make history. David Laney , Tim Tollefson and Zach Miller look like three chuckling dudes we all know from Cross Country or our local running club. This film, however, allows us to see how deeply competitive each of them are. … Continue reading Ultrarunning Filmmaker Billy Yang Will Inspire
I reach moments in training for a race when it all feels pointless. I want to sleep and eat and plug pine cones in my butt and hibernate forever. You know nothing, Human! I’m sore. I get home from work, make a sandwich and crawl inside and cover myself in dirty clothes. I hide from … Continue reading So Far, So Lazy Wanna Lay in Sunshine andUghgh
I did not expect engagements from my past to benefit my running at the time, but hindsight has shown me how alternative hobbies and efforts have made me a better athlete. *And that photo up top, that’s my brother and me back in the day performing Neil Simon’s Fools. Dancing: Ballet, Modern/Lyrical, especially Tap Dancing: Considering dance– It … Continue reading I Consider My Wiggle and Tap Skills Essential to Running.
I bought these shoes last year because they were going for a sweet deal at REI. My road shoes, a pair of Brooks Ghost 5, were kaput. The Salomon X Tour Running shoe has just enough trail detail to perform well, while remaining light enough that I run my road miles in them, too. Very … Continue reading Gear Love: Salomon X Tour
The days tick away as I prepare for the Georgia Death Race/Georgia Death Party. The Race Director promises that we’re all gonna die, and it’s our job to prove him wrong. On a winding path from Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls, at least we’ll die somewhere pretty! The expected finish rate is 50%. I have a strong … Continue reading Georgia Death Race Prep: Minus 6 Weeks