September is here, there is fresh snow in the mountains, and ski season feels closer than ever. This is a quick recap of my training over the summer:
The Squamish50 was the biggest event on my race calendar this year and it certainly lived up to the hype. Growing the event each year, Gary has managed to make it into a full weekend with two days of racing and a film festival.
Alexis and I were looking for a low-commitment alpine rock route not too far of a drive away. I wanted to take things easy with only a week left until the Squamish 50k. I suggested the Widowmaker Arête on Crown. A classic scrambling peak visible from downtown Vancouver, Crown is densely forested on its south[…]
I have always found it somewhat entertaining how quickly people manage to post race reports on their blogs after ultras. Now I get it. After a ski race it’s reasonable to spend the next day skiing in the area and then travelling home with little time to sit and write until a few days later.[…]
We have had a record setting month of good weather. It was the sunniest month ever in Vancouver with 34 consecutive days of sunshine. All this sun meant the already low snowpack disappeared even quicker. With great weather and conditions to run and climb, that is what I have been trying to do – a[…]