Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

One Year in Conifer

We hit the one year mark tomorrow (and we're still unpacking).  A few pics from over the past 12 months below.  This winter has been, well, not much of a winter and we're hoping for more snow.  No regrets at moving here, it's home.  The commute that so many fear in moving to the mountains is entirely manageable.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Slugging It Out on the Singletrack - Running Times, 1/14/15.

Article round up -

A short Running Times article, highlighting some events and milestones for the first seven months of the year that caught my eye.

First iRunFar article up, This Week in Running.  Sure enough, week one and I already had one mistake - overlooking a non-USATF finisher at Rocky Raccoon.  Format on this is likely to be much like what I used to write at Running Times, with a little more beef to it though.

And then over at Colorado Runner, I polled 10 of the state's female Olympic trials qualifiers about the disparity between men's and women's qualifiers, in terms of count.  Their responses went up here.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Silverton video - July 2014

I feel like these videos have become a must-do for each trip.  Somewhat of a burden, but I like having the experience documented in something other than just photos.  With the completion of this one, I'm caught up.

Back in July, several members of my wife's family were in town and we spent three nights in the San Juans above Silverton, in a cabin above treeline at 12k feet.  Despite a few of these folks being only a day removed from Europe, we remarkably had no issues with altitude.  It was a great trip and I felt like we did a good job of showing everyone what we consider the best of Colorado.  It was a real mountain experience (there's one pic of the outside and its view in the video), and we really wanted to the kids to get that.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

British Virgin Islands

2014 was definitely a big travel year.  Most of these shots are from Virgin Gorda and Anegada, two islands in the British Virgin Islands.  A week before Christmas both were very uncrowded.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Twelve Months of Trails - Running Times, 12/22/14.

Fun one to write, my recollection of the year's MUT highlights by month.  Going to have to do my own personal year in review here too soon, not a lot of racing (none, apart from burro and dog racing), but a lot of travel in 2014.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014 - Colorado Runner, 12/12/14.

Promise to return this blog back to a more proper mix of posts, with more regular JM updates.  In the meantime though, my first post for Colorado Runner went up today.  I like these lists.  I think the most controversial ranking is Jenny Simpson's top two 1500s above Emma Coburn's new American record in the steeple.  Simpson was the world's best and Coburn wasn't, and the steeple is a newer event.  That was my thought process.