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Blog going silent for a few weeks

The month of September is always crazy busy for me, and this year even more so. In addition to volunteering at the Superior 100 race we also put on our own race, the Fire Tower Trail Races just this past weekend. Both of which took huge amounts of energy and mental stamina. Now to top […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

2017 Grand Traverse 16 mile

Last year, the wife and I did a spur of the moment race up on the north shore called Grand Traverse. This is a low-key event with four different distances (27, 21, 16, 10), that runs along the Superior Hiking Trail from Jay Cooke State Park to Fitgers Brewhouse. It’s a small event, but it’s […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

SHT: Split Rock to Beaver Bay

This weekend the wife and I decided to have an adventure on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). We were staying in Two Harbors, and wanted to get in a double digit run/hike. We decided to do the 10.8 mile segment from Split Rock Wayside to Beaver Bay. We decided not to run it together, but […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Bean and Bear Lake

With our weekend plans changing to a Saturday race, we had all day Friday to do something new and fun. Our friend Wendi invited us to go along with her on a hike around the Bean and Bear Lake loop of the Superior Hiking Trail. We arrived around 1pm on Friday, and the sunny morning […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Moose Mountain Marathon 2015

Early this year I decided that I was going to start doing more trail running. I like the variety that you get when trail running, both in terrain and scenery. I like that a slow guy like me can still succeed because I can somehow persevere through the discomfort. Plus, I LOVE the people in […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Obstacles so soon?

I’m heading up to the Fall Superior Trail Races this weekend and it’s a given that things will go wrong on a course as long and complex as the Superior Hiking Trail. I wasn’t expecting things to go wrong before I even left my house though. Got a call today that the hotel I had […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Superior Spring 25K Trail Race Report

If you’re going to dive into trail racing in Minnesota, the Rocksteady Running races are a must. They’re a consistent favorite of both locals and trail runners from all over the country. The reason they are so popular? Some of the best courses, and some of the best organization around. This was my second Rocksteady […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Spring Superior Trail Race

Today is the day that I register for the Spring Superior Trail Race… well at least that was the plan. Until their server took a dump and they closed registration until they can get it fixed. I’m not worried about getting a spot, but waiting through today did remind me of the hike we took […]

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