Category Archives: Fun Stories

Running with Heart Disease – More…

Following are some more thoughts, both practical and philosophical, regarding managing heart problems in preparation for the 2016 Ridge Run. Heart issues are not that uncommon in the Montana running community. There are many friends and acquaintances of mine with … Continue reading

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Running with (through, despite) Heart Disease

Eight years ago (2008-9), I experienced three separate incidents of Cardiac Arrest. Not to be confused with a Heart Attack. Cardiac Arrest is when the heart stops pumping blood. Heart Attack is from a blockage to the blood flow that … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts about the Bridger Ridge Run Course Record

The possibility of Jim Walmsley doing the Ridge Run this year inspires the question: Can Jim break the course record? Jim is arguably the most talented runner the Ridge Run has seen since 2012 when Mike Wolfe set the course … Continue reading

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Run the Ridge for HER!

Central Asia Institute, based right here in Bozeman, has been building schools and providing educational opportunities for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan for twenty years. You have helped CAI through two decades of promoting peace through education in the … Continue reading

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Louis Zamperini Unbroken, Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes is the oldest person to have completed the Bridger Ridge Run. Bob is a World War II Veteran. Given that World War II ended 70 years ago, you figure Bob has to be at least in his late … Continue reading

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Ultra Retirement at the Speedgoat 50K

In the physical world, everything eventually has an end. And so it is with my motivation and my ability to enjoy participating in an ultra-marathon. It has ended. The 2014 Speedgoat 50K was my final Ultra. Looking forward, I expect … Continue reading

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Sub Four No More?

I’m not sure what prompted me to say it. It was right before last year’s race, 2012, where I admitted to my wife that breaking 4 hours may be out of my reach. It is not a good idea to … Continue reading

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