Sun, trees, and fog on the S2SG Evac Route

Training – Six Favourite Trail Runs in Squamish – 2016 Update

This is the 2016 edition of my favourite trail runs in Squamish. I don’t have much for pictures just yet but check out the descriptions and maps! One of the most essential pieces of gear for running in Squamish is the Squamish Trail Map App – download it from Trailmapps.com right now! It’s the best $10 you[…]

Summit shot at the high point of the day.

Shannon Creek Headwaters Traverse

Prior to the new Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the Upper Shannon Creek Valley was only accessible by a somewhat difficult and rather long drive up a 4×4 logging road. Once in the valley, the trails were so overgrown that hiking was not particularly pleasant and running was outright impossible. With the Gondola in place, access is a quick[…]

Training hard early in the season, Andrea takes a blood lactate sample. Stano Faban Photo.

Fall Training Update

November and December were two of my biggest training months this year with a big focus on volume, especially skiing vertical ascent, and this is pretty well reflected in the numbers. I’m happy with my totals, especially compared to the same months in 2012 (as I prepped for US Nationals in January) although the low[…]