I will be running to the summit of Mt. Royal 365 times this year, hoping to raise food donations for the Family and Intercultural Resource Center in Dillon, Colorado. I also would like to inspire others to join me on the trail and to help those less fortunate throughout the year.

On top of my year long mission I will be running and representing the Leadville Running Company as a member of their 2013 Ultra Running Team.

Summit Daily News Article regarding the project.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgivng Week

I have fallen a little behind in my daily summits, due to various reasons. One including a sweet trip to Zion where a few of us ran the Zion Traverse. 48 miles and about 7500 feet of vertical which can be read about here, Jon Harrion's blog.

Big thanks to Sandi Nypaver for sending over a bag of canned goods - Good luck this weekend at the TNF championships!

Ran a new pr up Royal this week in 27:13.

Monday, November 19, 2012

54 Summits

Thanksgiving is this week, so if you can, help the food bank during this super busy time. I appreciate all the help and support I have received.

Big thanks to Kenny and Andrea this week for helping out!

Wed: Tagged Royal 3 times and ran to Breck on the Peaks Trail. 3:24 4k feet of vertical.
Thurs: Peaks Trail to CT to Miners Creek Road and up Royal 2:15 2k feet of vertical.
Friday: 1:45 with some Gore Range action and a Royal Summit 2k feet of vertical.
Sat: Ran home from work on the bike path 1:22
Sunday: New personal best on Mt. Royal 27:46. Up and down for :53 minutes. 1500 ft of vertical.
Monday: Ran up Quandary Peak (14,265). Up and down in 2 hours. Saw some awesome mountain goats (see below) 3100 ft of vertical.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Tuesday: 2:01 total for the day including a Mt. Royal Summit...pretty slow pace..easy transition from 2 days off.

Wed: 2:45 Headed out on the Peaks Trail to Upper Miners Creek Road which climbs to10,550, back down then up Royal and did some flat faster work on the bikepath through Frisco. Legs felt real strong late in the run which is a good building point as Bandera gets closer.

Thurs: 1:30 with a Royal Summit thrown in. Legs felt really tired.

Friday: Those tired legs from above were even more tired. Royal Summit and back home 1:01

Saturday: FRESH SNOW! Lots of it on the trail. It probably snowed close to an inch while I was on the trail. Shuffled my way through the snow from Frisco to Breck on the Peaks Trail and down Ski Hill Road to make it a solid 2 hour outing.

Sunday: Ran/hiked with Steph for just over 2 hours. Out on the Peaks Trail over to the Upper Miners Creek Road TH. Snow was crazy. Temps -19 here with windchill. Legs should be fresh to start getting ready for Bandera 100k.

Monday: 1:21 with a Royal Summit. Met with Jamie later in the day and did 1:03 on the CT/Tiger Road.

Totals: 13:30 or so, with 13k of vertical

 Feeding the hungry!

75 pounds of food. Big box from Efren to the right. 10 lb bag of rice, and a lot of pasta!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

43 Summits

43 Summits so far. Below are some cool pictures from the top of Mt. Royal.

Keep supporting the food bank as we get closer to the holiday season!

Some updates on training:
Monday: 2:30 total with a Royal Summit
Tuesday: 1:30 in the am then 1:05 in the pm 3 Royal Summits
Wednesday: 82 mins with a Royal Summit
Thursday: Run/hike up to Royal with Steph then a hard hour (9 miles) to Breck. 2:20 for the day
Friday: Easy hour in the am with a pm hike to Mt. Royal. 3:20 Total for the day
Saturday: 1:30 with a Mt. Royal Summit then 1:02 with Steph around the bikepath