Category Archives: Race Guidance

How to Run a 3 hour Marathon, a Just Enough Training Approach

Running a Marathon under 3 hours is a very respectable goal. As a benchmark, it indicates that as a runner you have at least a little talent and enough dedication to training and hard work to bring that talent out. … Continue reading

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Update April 2014

Trail Conditions It has been a long winter – great for skiers, but not so great for trail running. If you are heading up Baldy from the M, the snow pack begins just above the top of the M. It … Continue reading

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Knowing what Works – Details of my 2013 Race Kit

After doing the Ridge Run more than a few times (17), I’ve got enough experience to know what works for me and what doesn’t. In 2013, I had zero problems with shoes, clothing, fuel, gear etc. The intention of doing … Continue reading

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August 5 Update – Less than a Week to Race Day

With less than a week until race day, the start list is still in flux with some last minute cancelations. If you are registered, but do not plan on participating, please inform the registration people. Just respond to your wave … Continue reading

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Bridger Ridge Run Course Changes

2013 marks the first year since the first Ridge Run in 1985 that the Ridge Run will start in a different location. It took someone to jog my memory that David (the race director of the Ridge Run) warned everyone … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Fatigue

For years, I’ve been trying to figure out how to postpone and mitigate the accumulating fatigue that invariably is an unwelcome companion on long runs. I’m talking about the kind of fatigue associated with events that last a couple hours … Continue reading

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A Brief Look at Who is Running the 2012 Bridger Ridge Run

Once again, the person that has finished the most Ridge Runs, Andy Pilskalns, will be toeing the starting line. Hats off to Andy in his effort to tally his 23rd Ridge Run finish. It is disapointing to see that Pat Callis, who … Continue reading

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