If there's one thing we learn from ultra running it's how to focus on possibilities instead of limits, achieving beyond what makes common sense and running into the unknown. We run with confidence to continuously move up those mountains, reaching the top only to find higher mountains and more possibilities. Although I've ran the 50K distance … Continue reading Patapsco Valley 50K: Running Cold with a Cold
After receiving such a highly positive response from my last post, Running Your First Trail Ultra Marathon?, I thought it would only be suitable to write a follow up. In this post I provide 10 tips to help complete your first ultra marathon. Many times you'll find writers focusing solely on the mechanics: anywhere from race … Continue reading 10 Tips for Running Your First Ultra Marathon
My First Ever TRAIL Ultra Marathon Thinking about running your first trail ultra marathon? Or maybe your first trail race in general? I truly believe the best way to learn about racing on trails is to sign up and go experience it. Unlike many other runners, I seldom read course descriptions or look at race pictures because … Continue reading Running Your First Trail Ultra Marathon?
Morning of the Race It took over 24 hours of running and a bag of corn starch to understand why they refer to this ultra marathon as “The Beast of Burden.” Let me explain. First, the race starts at 10:00am. Since I’m an early riser I knew my internal race clock would be completely off. This was … Continue reading Race Report: Beast of Burden Summer 2016