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i regret to inform you…

I read Laz's words of "encouragement" only minutes after getting a text from Jared, "Did you get a condolence letter?" I was as confident as I have ever been about anything- there's no way I would be picked, With only 40 slots available and a surge in interest in...

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Greys (River) Gnar

With an Ice Beard, you feel, anything is possible.  It is transformative.  Almost like a drug...Normal Mark sees a locked door and thinks, "Ah well.  Guess I won't be entering THAT room." Ice Beard Mark sees that same door and smashes it with his Ice Beard.  - Mark...

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Trucker Hats Are Here

Ty Draney Endurance LLC foam trucker hats in fluorescent green and black with red logo. Adjustable snapback one size fits most. Cost: $22.00 this includes shipping. Buy...

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Few and Far Between…

It's been a long school year.  An amazing year with lots of great experiences but I was definitely ready for summer to begin.  A long-standing joke in education is that the three best reasons to teach are June, July, and August.  There is no better way to kick off a...

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Middle-Ridge Trail

This last Monday I had the opportunity to hit the middle ridge trail on the Greys River.  Nestled between the confluence of the Little and Big Greys, this trail is a spectacular single track that runs 19 miles back to Deadman Creek.  The ridge is narrow, rocky, and...

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Patagonia Offsite 2015

  Spring is super busy at our house so I was excited to be able to make time in my schedule for a quick trip to the desert to meet with the Patagonia ambassadors and team members to run, discuss the future of the line, and present marketing for Patagonia Inc. After an...

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JMT…Yes, please

Yesterday I was totally bummed because I wouldn't be returning to the Canary Islands this spring-indeed, "life is what happens when you have other plans..."  Work commitments and timing proved that this trip wasn't in the cards this year.  Less than 24 hrs. later I...

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Mixed-Use Trails Proposal

The Western Wyoming Trail Riders and Stewards of the Greys have submitted a "mixed" use plan for the trails in the Greys River Range.  In their words this proposal includes:   "The Middle Ridge Trail would start near the junction of Greys River and little Greys Road...

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The Bear 200

Several of you have asked when I would have a report up about my Bear 200 adventure. It has been a lot to digest. Not entirely because of the enormity of the project but also the personal nature of it. I appreciate Leon for helping me articulate the experience. The...

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Results are on Ultrasignup!

Runners, Thanks for making this year's 10th anniversary celebration a success. Special thanks to our sponsors and our volunteers for making it happen for one whole decade! that's a long time! I have a few hoodies available and a few drop bags that haven't been...

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Last minute instructions

Runners, you should have received the following via email. 2014 Vaquero Participants: We are excited that you will be joining us here in Western Wyoming in the next couple of days: Here are a few details to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Our goal...

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Map/Elevation Profile

Map: Profile: Our permit limits us to 200 spots. We WILL NOT have a wait list for this year's race. I will try to keep spots open as quickly as they...

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Hotels/Camping Information

As race day approaches many of you have asked about lodging. If you are running the 50k, the Cottonwood Campground 6 miles East of Smoot, Wy is the start finish area. If you are running the 25k the closest camping is at the mouth of Swift Creek Cyn 2 miles East of...

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Hardrock 100- 2014

"Where are you going Daddy?" "I'm going running with Ty and I'm going to burn his barn down" "What if Ty-Ty likes hims barn?" Conversation between Luke and his 3-year-old daughter Chloe Bad ideas and arm-chair ultra running flow so freely over the phone. It was...

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Vaquero Roll Over Policy

Just a reminder that we are willing to do a one-time roll over of your entry if for some reason you cannot make the race. If something comes up and you want to take advantage of this offer please contact me via email. If you do not make contact and simply don't show...

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Ty Draney Endurance coaching made all the difference for me last year, Ty helped me make the transition from Cyclist to Runner and helped boost my fitness and racing to a whole other level. Ty helped me by providing in depth weekly training plans that always had my race goals in mind and then was able to help me with my race strategy and nutrition plans for my races.

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2015 Timp Marathon Champion

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