Essential Ultramarathon Gear & How to Pack It

Running an ultramarathon is tough, but it’s not just the hours and miles.  Sometimes getting everything that you need all together, organized, and packed can take longer than the run itself.  And in this new post-pandemic world where we need to be more self-sufficient on the course than ever, those bags aren’t getting any lighter. … Read the rest

Sky Island 50k Race Recap – Weekly Recap – 9.13.20

I GOT TO RUN A RACE THIS WEEKEND!  It has been 9 months since I was able to race, and I was so excited to get back out there.  This was my second 50k, and I decided to use it as a supported long run for my 50 mile ultramarathon next month. … Read the rest

Races and Marathons Post Pandemic – What to Expect

Who could have expected that 90% of the 2020 road and trail racing season would be cancelled due to a pandemic?  It was definitely not what I expected a year ago, but here we are.  And it seems like we might finally be reaching a point where racing can be a possibility again. … Read the rest

Racing During Training – Weekly Recap – 9.6.20

Technically, this week was a de-load or recovery week, which meant lower mileage and more recovery.  Honestly, at this point in training for a 50 miler, there isn’t very much in the way “low mileage” happening, so it doesn’t quite feel like a training break. … Read the rest

Trail Running Gear Essentials

Trail running is one of the most exciting and fun ways to build endurance and strength in running.  While most gear these days can transition pretty seamlessly from roads to trails, there are a few trail running must haves to consider before hitting the dirt. … Read the rest

Ultramarathon Training Tips – How to Train While Working

This week was somewhat better for me in regards to my training.  But pretty much everything else has been a comedically timed series of unfortunate events.  I’ll spare you the woe is me sequence, but here’s the highlights.  Work has been pretty bananas, because we have several new contracts coming out at the same time. … Read the rest

Speed Workouts for Every Race Goal – Blogger Round Up

Most runners on the roads and trails want to do one of two things; run further or run faster.  Some may even want to try and do both simultaneously (which can be somewhat risky).  Because running is such an individualistic sport, what helps your running buddy improve their race pace may not work for you. … Read the rest

Beating Boredom On Your Runs – Weekly Recap – 8.23.20

Much like last week, this week started off somewhat rough.  My brother in law being in town was so much fun, but also a little rough on my recovery.  After my long run on Saturday, I was not feeling very motivated for my second long run of the week. … Read the rest

What Running a 100 Mile Week Is Really Like

A couple of weeks ago, I took a challenge that I once would have considered impossible.  I ran 100 miles in one week.  And while that may not seem insane for a lot of ultrarunners, a 100 mile week was a huge accomplishment for me. … Read the rest

Running Injury During Training – Weekly Recap – 8.16.20

This week started off, well interesting.  On Sunday, I took a little bit of a trail spill at about mile 9.  I didn’t trip, like I normally do, but hit some loose dirt on a turn and just kinda slid off the trail a bit. … Read the rest