Michael Heimes

I'm an avid Ultra Runner and web designer/developer. Like so many athletes I search the web for race…

About Me

I'm an avid Ultra Runner and web designer/developer. Like so many athletes I search the web for race reports before I sign up for a race or after I signed up and I want to prepare myself. Knowledge is key! The problem was that I had a hard time finding race reports by athletes with a similar finishing time goal, or I would be many pages deep into my search results looking and not finding what I was looking for. So this site was born as a solution. Enjoy!

2017 Bull Run Run 50 Race Report
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2017 Bull Run Run 50 Race Report

The Leadup: I had run Stone Mill 50 in November of 2016 with hopes of a win and big PR. Instead, a poorly marked course made the day one I’d like to forget. I still finished 3rd with a slight PR, but I left frustrated and felt like my training was wasted. Either way, my […]

2016 Waldo 100K Race Report
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2016 Waldo 100K Race Report

Intro: I trained for 11 weeks and ran 702 miles for one goal: to run my first west coast race and knock it out of the park. I had a training plan. I hit it hard, I didn’t let up. I was dedicated and disciplined. I had a race plan. And even with all that… […]

2016 Cayuga Trails 50 Race Report
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2016 Cayuga Trails 50 Race Report

The Leadup After my first Boston Marathon, I took a week completely off. This is something I force myself to do. After that week I had exactly 6 weeks, including any kind of taper, to prepare for Cayuga 50. I use the FIRST method for road marathon training which is three key workouts, all pretty hard, and […]

2016 Boston Marathon Race Report
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2016 Boston Marathon Race Report

  I’m writing this nearly 7 weeks after the race. Life got a little busy, and I just kept putting it off. For as much as I want other people to contribute to this site, it’s lazy of me! So here it is. FINALLY. I have little headlines so you can skip all the travel […]

2015 Stone Mill 50 Mile Race Report
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2015 Stone Mill 50 Mile Race Report

NOTE: I have added to the end of this race report at the very bottom with a quick recap of my 2016 Stone Mill 50. The Leadup: My last race was Blues Cruise 50k on October 4th. After that I had planned on running the DWG 50k Fattass. I wasn’t sure how I would do there as […]

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 […]

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