I had the good fortune of being selected in the Western States Endurance Run lottery on Saturday, with just a 1% chance. Looks like I’ll be heading to Squaw Valley next June 🏃‍♂️.

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Today’s run wasn’t remotely impressive, but it’s the best I’ve felt in the month since JJ100. I’ll take the minor victory.
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I’ve challenged myself to run 20,000 vertical feet during Thanksgiving week the past few years. This year I’m recovering from a foot injury and finished the week a few feet shy of that goal.

  • 2015: 20,440 ft.
  • 2016: 20,384 ft.
  • 2017: 20,279 ft.
  • 2018: 3,026 ft.

11″ iPad Pro arrived (but no keyboard yet). Initial observations:

  • Very nice. The thinness feels incredible. Flat edges superior to rounded edges.
  • I can’t touch-type on the on-screen landscape keyboard the way I can on the 12″.
  • Camera bump surprisingly doesn’t cause a wobble.

It was more of a struggle than I had hoped, but Javelina Jundred is done and dusted. My 20h23m time was good for 33rd place out of 563.

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By accident I discovered ⌘+ and ⌘- in a Mojave Finder window will increase/decrease the icon size. These shortcuts don’t work on High Sierra, and they’re not listed in Finder’s menus.

Family fun run/snowball fight. The snow won’t last long, but wow, is it ever beautiful on top of the autumn foliage.

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Now that I’ve run my slowest (i.e. most difficult) 100 mile race at Mogollon Monster I’ve discovered the code I use to generate my Race Results page has a bug for durations longer than 24 hours.

My favorite race is the Black Squirrel Half Marathon. After running it the past four years I decided to skip it this year, as it fell just one week before the Mogollon Monster 100. I made a video instead.