Rocky Raccoon 50M Race Report – the race that never was

As a brief recap, my running world has been great this year. I was accepted by Jenn Shelton for coaching last spring, and have thus gotten stronger and faster and more confident. After some months working together, we decided I was ready for a 50 miler. I chose Rocky. In January, I was accepted by … Continue reading Rocky Raccoon 50M Race Report – the race that never was

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Race Report: Mission Tejas 50K

Mission Tejas is a new race put on by my favorite race putters-onners, Trail Racing Over Texas. It is the third of their races I've signed up for, and the first I have finished. One day, I'll write about Satan's Ballsack Habanero Hundred, but for now, let's let that beast lie. Mission Tejas is located in … Continue reading Race Report: Mission Tejas 50K

What type of runner are you? And does it matter?

We say lots of things, us runners, and we say them with the conviction of a late-life convert.  We say it's mind over matter. We say it's left foot right foot, repeat. We say it's about rest days. It's about heart rate. It's about nutrition. Latest fads in gear. Zero drop. k-tape. yoga? We revere … Continue reading What type of runner are you? And does it matter?

4 AMAZING things that happen to you when you run “too much”

This post is in response to the article "4 Terrible Things That Happen to Your Body When You Run Too Much" which references a "small study", which is science for "not statistically significant", trying to convince us that 26.2 miles is just too hard for our fragile human flesh-vessels. Obviously, I take issue with this article/video … Continue reading 4 AMAZING things that happen to you when you run “too much”

Pandora’s Box of Rox – Race Report 2017

As a student, I remember learning that a good writer never let's the truth stand in the way of a good story. Because of this, I always read race descriptions as though they are pieces of creative fiction. They are not. Pandora's Box of Rox is full of rocks. Small rocks, big rocks, loose rocks, … Continue reading Pandora’s Box of Rox – Race Report 2017