Category: Ultra Running

The Endless Mile 2019

This 48 hour race was part of my 100 mile endurance quest part 3! Bottom Line: 72 miles accomplished – personal record. 100 mile goal still in play! Here’s the skinny if you want the details! Woke up early Friday morning for the 2 hour drive to Alabaster, Alabama, for a 9am. start time. Don’t …

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100 Mile Endurance Quest Part 3

So here we are again! After running 70 miles at Merrill’s Mile in less than 24 hours, I felt that scratched the 100 mile itch. Riding home day of race I wondered why I keep doing this. I actually feel it was my lactic acid filled quads talking. Wow did they hurt! But by the …

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Merrill’s Mile 24 Hour Endurance Race!

So the first part of my 100 mile endurance quest is in the books – Merrill’s Mile 24 Hour Endurance Race! I’ll provide a short, just the facts version, as well as a full race report for those less familiar with ultra endurance racing. So you get to choose because people like choices… Short version …

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100 Mile Endurance Quest Part Two

So I lost and entire week of training. More on that later… So the dream or nightmare continues. My quest to attempt a 100 mile endurance race. Notice that it’s a race and not just a run, so yes, walking is part of the strategy. Step one of my plan is to do a 24 …

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100 Mile Endurance Quest Part One

If you’ve read my post on my Walter Mitty Life then you already know I go past what some believe is normal. I think that’s up for debate! I will say that there are times that I question myself as to some of the things I attempt to do. This could be one of those. …

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Back in the Running Game Again!

I thought I had it out of my system! I ran for several years and really enjoyed it. But I reached a point where I felt “I’d been there done that.” So I thought I’d retire from competitive running. As it turns out I guess I was only taking a break! Little did I know! …

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Split Head and the Dizzy Fifties!

I completed another ultra race – 31 miles and some change on Monte Sano.  Here are the details from the race and my new training routine. I decided to try a new diet this year called the Primal Blueprint in hopes of losing some belly fat. I combined that with heart monitor training. Heart monitor …

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Delano 12 Hour Endurance Race 2016

Should I or shouldn’t I?  Do what?  Attempt to enter a 12 hour endurance race?  Still haven’t reached my limit so why not?  How do you set goals for something you’ve never done before?  Just take a stab… Goals: Show up Finish Sub Goal 1 – Finish an ultra distance of over 31 miles Sub …

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2016 moment of weakness!

It seems to happen every race. I’m in the middle portion and all I can think about is I’m not sure when I’ll do this again!  Those thoughts usually hit when you feel like you’ve been running forever. It happened last year during the Mountain Mist. It’s billed as the southeast’s toughest trail race.  That …

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Recover from the Holidays – 2015

Another 31 mile ultra in the books! At the end of each year the Recover from the Holidays ultra is held on December 31 – New Years Eve. It’s somewhat of  a misnomer to even have the word “recover” as part of this race name.  Not much “recovering” takes place in a 31 mile endurance …

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