Posts Tagged ‘Training & Racing’

Smashrun

Smashrun

So Many Choices If you haven’t been under a rock, you already know that the landscape for training sites has become a metaphorical candy-land over the recent years as more people track their activities on their phones, watches and other gadgets. All of them support mapping your route, the ability to view your pace and […]

H.U.R.T. 100 – Race Report

H.U.R.T. 100 – Race Report

I am going to attempt to recall and articulate my “vision-quest-of-a-race” down in Hawaii this past January 18-19, 2014. There is so much time in 100-milers to think about life, to reflect, and to celebrate what we love. There are also times where you think about rational choices and decisions you are making. You know…that […]

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R)

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R)

If you’re looking for advice on how to run in the Grand Canyon keep looking because this isn’t it. I wrote a quick recap of my May 11, 2013 R2R2R run and you can read it here if you’re interested. It’s just like all the others you’ll find using a Google search so don’t get […]

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Established in 1997 Holcomb Valley Trail Runs take place on the famous Pacific Coast Trail. Holcomb Valley Trail Runs offer spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.

Unfriendly Trails

Unfriendly Trails

Picture this. You’re out on a run, passing through the desert, past one saguaro then another. Brushing past the creosote bushes, down the washes, and around the bends and you come upon an opposing mountain biker. He looks like he’s in a groove coming around the corner and as a courtesy to make it easier […]

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

By: Deron Ruse 37 runners toe the line. 9 runners finish. I was number 9 and I finished with just minutes to spare. Here is my story of running the Mogollon Monster 100 Mile Endurance Run. This race is 106 grueling miles which includes climbing more than 19,000 feet throughout the course. The race includes […]

So you wanna be a Race Director? Read this first…

So you wanna be a Race Director?  Read this first…

So you’ve run a few ultras recently?  Maybe a lot and over a lot of years.  Maybe you’ve done well in some races, maybe not. But one way or another you’ve become hooked.  You love the sport, the people, the individual digging for something more.  The volunteers, the trails, the training, the “culture of ultra […]

TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler

TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler

Trail:   A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something Factor:  One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process Put those two together and you have TrailFactor:  A Portland, Oregon-based trail running group that regularly gathers for group runs, social meet-ups, trail maintenance, and micro […]

Making a Race Schedule

Making a Race Schedule

Now that summer is finally over even here in Arizona it is time to start to think about next year’s schedule. Since the ultra running community has doubled in size over the last few years more and more races are filling up in the first few days that they open. Many races are now lotteries […]

Why are we so serious, it’s just running?

Why are we so serious, it’s just running?

Race Directing today is a lot different than it was ten years ago, before the Facebooks and Twitters, changed the way feedback was provided for races. What was once a well thought out email or letter to the RD after the race is now an emotion driven one liner visible for all to see before […]