Race Recap: 2014 MMT 100 Mile Run, Part 3–Remarks 1

I finished the race in 32h15m9s, with, according to Reiko, approximately 45 minutes of sleep. With long drives ahead of us, Reiko and Stephane, and myself and my wife and daughter, said our goodbyes and left within an hour or so of my finishing. I ate some food and drank some water, but once I ...

Race Report: 2014 MMT 100 Mile Run, Part 2 1

Race Report: 2014 MMT 100 Mile Run, Part 2
The Night is a Lonely Goat During the day I had been wearing a blue shirt that read on the front, “Run Like an Animal.” After I passed one of the aid stations, someone called out to me, “Which animal are you?” My initial replay was garbled. “Gazelle,” I said, but then thought better of ...

Race Report: 2014 MMT 100 Mile Run, Part 1 1

Or, “They should call this the Massanutten Mud Run.” It rained on Friday. Not a cool summer rain or a light spring rain. This was torrential, the kind of rain that falls during monsoon season. Airlines cancelled flights (including the flight of my pacer and crew), roads shut down, and rivers broke their banks. My ...

Kickstart Mesabi Pioneers 1

Kickstart Mesabi Pioneers
Nearly a year ago I began working on a book project with a woman from Albuquerque. She hired me to write a novel, the original outline for which her father had written more than 40 years ago. The novel is about a place I had, until that time, never heard of: Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range. ...

May Day Play Day 5K 1

So it was only a 5K, and I am really prepping for the MMT 100 miler next week. That didn’t stop me today, though. Today I toed the line in the first race I’ve run since I don’t remember when, and the first 5K I’ve done since long before we left New York. There were ...

Mesabi Pioneers 1

For most of the last year I have been researching and writing a series of historical novels, the first of which is nearing completion and will be published in the fall. Called Mesabi Pioneers, the novel tells the story of Arthur Maki, a Finnish immigra… …read more

If only I had trees… 1

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