Yearly Archives: 2015

Blues Cruise 50k
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Blues Cruise 50k

The Leadup: I started running Ultra Marathons in the Spring of 2013 with Ironmasters Challenge. I had only been Ultra training for 5 months and although I was an instant student of the sport, I was only going to learn so much from reading other people’s advice. There is a science to this stuff… but […]

2015 Blues Cruise 50k – My first Ultra
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2015 Blues Cruise 50k – My first Ultra

I had always wanted to run an Ultra.  I have been a runner for almost 30 years.  I worked a schedule that did not allow for regular training.  Over the years I would enter a race ever now and again.  Anywhere from 10 to 26 miles.  But the ultra always had its charm.  Finally I made […]

2015 Virgil Crest 50 Mile
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2015 Virgil Crest 50 Mile

“I’m only running the 50!” I found myself saying that to a lot of people the last two weeks before the Virgil Crest 100/50/50k. I did the 100 in 2013, signed up for the 100 in 2014 and dropped at 50 miles (dnf the 100). So this year I decided I was only going to […]

2015 Eastern States 100 – DNF
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2015 Eastern States 100 – DNF

Eastern States 100 Miler went really well this year until it didn’t – DNF mile 51. The wheels can fall off pretty quick and they did. This course is a beast and never stops challenging you with every step. Steep ups, steep downs, rocks, roots, creek crossings, very narrow trails with drop offs, the heat […]

2015 Altra Coventry Woods Challenge – 6 Hour
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2015 Altra Coventry Woods Challenge – 6 Hour

The Leadup: Seven weeks prior to this race I race the Laurel Highlands 70 Miler and that was a grueling 14.5 hours. That race left me with completely toasted, trembling legs and a seemingly perpetual recovery ahead. I learned about the Altra Coventry Woods 6 Hour from the store owner and Race Director Don Morrisson. […]

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