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The Next Adventure: 100 Miles

An attempt at running my first 100 mile race. Continue reading

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North Fork 50: The Trail is only part of the Race

Normally I would not consider dropping a race.  This time was a unique set of circumstance that had me thinking about doing it.  Many excuses ricocheted around my brain leading up to Saturday reminding me of Lucy’s enjoyment of baseball on … Continue reading

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North Fork 50: a Colorado Mountain Ultra

    NF50Pic1 Yet another race approaches but this time I do not feel as prepared.  After last month’s Laurel Highlands Ultra my running has been minimal at best.  A minor injury post race and then my last minute trip … Continue reading

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Laurel Highlands 77 Mile Race Report

Johnstown or Jamaica?  With a vividly verdant forest everywhere and the oppressive humidity I was not sold I was actually in Pennsylvania.  Only the ocean was missing.  Many years have past since I was east during the summer.  I quickly … Continue reading

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Laurel Highlands Ultra Race: 77 Miles of Fun?

  Www.laurelultra.com   Ultrathoner and I are going east in a few weeks to western Pennsylvania.  Our goal, besides visiting and eating lots of Mom’s blueberry pie, is to run the entire length of the Laurel Highlands trail.   In … Continue reading

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Snake Love and Green Hills

Officially I am now on my taper!  It is a great feeling knowing I still have running to do but running will not dominate my life for the next 20 days.  For any non-racers a taper period is where a … Continue reading

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The ‘Why Not’ Colfax Marathon Wrap Up

In preparation for my 77 mile attempt next month I have two heavy mileage weekends on my training schedule before I taper.  When Coach Dave told me to plan on running 20-30 miles two days in a row I admit … Continue reading

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