2014 Iron Knee

I’m being a bit unusual (but since when is that new for me?) and I’m skipping my Sun Run post to talk about Iron Knee. It feels wrong to me to write about races out of order but it doesn’t … Read more


Retro Race Report — 2012 Seattle Rock n’ Roll Marathon

It’s been a while since my last race report, and it’ll be a while until my next one because I haven’t signed up for anything yet. But race reports are so much fun. So here’s a retro one. This was … Read more


Over The Line

Just beyond the finish line at the Deception Pass 50km, I was sitting on a picnic table texting my friends to let them know I was still alive, when an older runner who had just finished staggered over and sat … Read more


Deception Pass 50km

An hour before the race starts I’m sitting in my car in the parking lot. It’s pitch black out — I had to drive into the park with my high-beams on. My water and gels are ready, I’m dressed and … Read more


Hallow’s Eve Trail Half

During my TransRockies build-up, I had this holistic revelation about training recovery. We tend to view runs, swims, gym sessions, whatever sort of training session we’re looking at, as discrete events. But this is so, so wrong. How you hydrate … Read more


TransRockies Run 2013 – 6 Race Reports For The Price Of 1

“Hey Elliot, when are you going to write about TransRockies?” “Fuck. Off. Do you know how tired I am from that shit?” Seriously. It’s been three weeks and I can’t even do a short, easy run at my usual pace. … Read more


Asses At Altitude

I’ve never been to altitude before, so I had no idea what to expect. I assumed headaches and difficulty exercising. I also kicked in to worst-case-scenario mode and assumed I’d end up with a Pulmonary Edema. Then Tom started going … Read more


5-Peaks Cypress

I wasn’t planning on doing any more races until TransRockies, but lately I’d been craving a bit more intensity in my runs. So I decided that Saturday’s run would be moderately long, but hard. Then on Thursday I found out … Read more


Why The Oatmeal Runs

I have zero interest in explaining why I run. If I tried, the people that would understand my explanation would be the ones that didn’t need to hear it; and the people that didn’t understand in the first place still … Read more


Sweeping Up After Knee Knacker

For those that don’t know, the Knee Knacker(ing North Shore Trail Run) is the iconic Vancouver area ultramarathon. It’s roughly 50km from just above Horseshoe Bay across the north shore mountains to Deep Cove. Sorry, did I say across? I … Read more