RACING!

 

Racing was a little light in 2018, but I was happy to try a few different types of races, from trail to road running, triathlon and inline skate racing, I was decently fit all year despite taking July nearly completely off of running. I think I had some burnout going on stemming from 2017’s Superior 100. The second half of 2018 was a total refresh and reset of my outlook and training. When ultrarunning, I think that is necessary from time to time. The break helped fuel the fire.

Looking to 2019, I have ambitious goals to push the limits of distance and recovery. I’m inspired by runners like Yiannis Kouros and Courtney Dauwalter and how they can run days on end, racking huge miles day after day.

My biggest goal of the year and of my life, is to set a Fastest Known Time on the Superior Hiking Trail. I am obsessed with this trail. I had the FKT (unsupported) for over two years, and Ajay Pickett smashed it in September 2018. As of this writing, there has not been a documented FKT attempt of the Superior Hiking Trail in the supported fashion. That is what I want to do. I have a few ultramarathon finishes under my belt and I think this sort of adventure suits my strengths. This time around, I want to be aggressive from mile one, to truly see what is possible. Then, I aim to push the limits of recovery and try Last Runner Standing two weeks later, then Grandma’s Marathon two weeks after that. My goals are to finish in under 4 days on the Superior Hiking Trail, over 24 hours and/or win Last Runner Standing and under 3 hours and Grandma’s Marathon.

2019 Race Calendar

Antelope Canyon 55k – March 9, Page, AZ

Zumbro Endurance Run 100 Mile – April 12, Theilman, MN

Superior Hiking Trail Fastest Known Time – May 23-27, Hovland, MN

Last Runner Standing – June 8, Duluth, MN

Grandma’s Marathon – June 22, Duluth, MN

Brewhouse Sprint Triathlon – August 4, Duluth, MN

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Brewhouse Triathlon Short Course - August 5, 2018
RBC Race for the Kids Half Marathon Skate - August 4, 2018
Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon - June 16, 2018
Last Runner Standing - June 9, 2018
Quad Cities Courage 5k - June 2, 2018
Fitger's 5k - April 21, 2018
Moustache Run 10k - November 25, 2017
Superior 100 - September 8, 2017
Quad Cities Courage 5k - August 26, 2017
Brewhouse Triathlon - Short Course - August 6, 2017
Minnesota Voyageur 50 Miler - June 29, 2017
Park Point 5 Mile - July 13, 2017
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon - June 17, 2017
Fitger's 5k - April 22, 2017
Zumbro Midnight 50 Mile - April 8, 2017
Moustache Run 10k - November 16, 2016
Wild Duluth 50k - October 15, 2016
Brewhouse Sprint Triathlon - August 7, 2016
Voyageur 50 Mile - July 30, 2016
YMCA Sidewalk Shuffle - July 13, 2016
Grandma's Marathon - June 18, 2016
Superior Spring 50k - May 21, 2016
Fitger's 5k - April 16, 2016
Zumbro 50 Mile - April 9, 2016
Boulder Lake Snowshoe Race (10.4k) - February 14, 2016
Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run 10k - January 16, 2016
Wild Duluth 50k - October 17, 2015
Heck of the North Gravel Cycling Classic - October 3, 2015
Ironman Wisconsin - September 12, 2015
Green Lake Triathlon - August 9, 2015
Chisago Lakes Triathlon - July 26, 2015
Park Point 5-Miler - July 17, 2015
Grandma's Marathon - June 20, 2015
Capitol City Triathlon - June 14, 2015
Buffalo Triathlon - June 7, 2015
Gear West Duathlon - May 17, 2015
Fitger's 5k - April 11, 2015
U.S. Snowshoe National Championships – February 28, 2015
Boulder Lake Snowshoe Race – January 18, 2015
Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run 10k – January 17, 2015
Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run 5k – January 17, 2015
Tuscobia Winter Ultramarathon 35 Mile – January 3, 2015
Wild Duluth 50k – October 18, 2014
Whistlestop Half Marathon – October 11, 2014
Bangin’ in the Brush Trail Race – September 20, 2014
Mentor Superior 5k – September 5, 2014
Green Lake Triathlon – August 10, 2014
Brewhouse Triathlon – August 2, 2014
Chisago Lakes Triathlon – July 27, 2014
Park Point 5-Miler – July 18, 2014
Grandma’s Marathon – June 21, 2014
100% Irish for a Day 10 Mile – March 9, 2014
Pumpkin Run 5k – October 19, 2013
Green Lake Triathlon – August 11, 2013
Brewhouse Triathlon (Sprint) – August 3, 2013
Chisago Lakes Triathlon – July 28, 2013
Duluth Triathlon – July 20, 2013
Midnight Sun Midnight Run 5k – June 28, 2013
Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon – June 22, 2013
New Bri Tri – June 2, 2013
Fitger's 5k – April 20, 2013
TC 10 Mile – October 7, 2012
Minnesota Mile – September 9, 2012
Green Lake Triathlon (Long) – August 12, 2012
Brewhouse Triathlon (Sprint) – August 5, 2012
Chisago Lakes Triathlon – July 22, 2012
Lifetime Minneapolis Triathlon – July 14, 2012
Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon – June 16, 2012
Fitger's 5k – April 21, 2012
Maple Grove Triathlon (Olympic) – August 27, 2011
Brewhouse Triathlon (Sprint) – August 7, 2011
Chisago Lakes Triathlon – July 24, 2011
Park Point 5-Miler – July 15, 2011
Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon – June 18, 2011
Fitgers 5k – April 16, 2011
Maple Grove Triathlon (Olympic) – August 28, 2010
Brewhouse Triathlon (Sprint) – August 1, 2010
Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon – June 19, 2010
Minneapolis Half Marathon – June 6, 2010
Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon – June 20, 2009
Fitgers 5k – April 19, 2009