Posts Tagged ‘Training & Racing’

Pacer – i.e. Race Manager, Drill Sergeant, Friend

Pacer – i.e. Race Manager, Drill Sergeant, Friend

Previously in Part 1, Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One I discussed why ultra runners should utilize pacers and encouraged all runners to be pacers for others. In this post I’ll outline in more detail a pacers responsibilities during a race. The Pacer – i.e. Race manager, Drill Sergeant, […]

Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One

Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One

I’ve been on both sides of the pacer experience, I finished my first 100 mile ultra trail run in sub 24 hours with the help of pacers (I couldn’t have done it without them) and recently paced a runner through 46 miles to help him be one of only 9 finishers in the incredibly difficult […]

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

We flew into Medford late Thursday night and when we woke up Friday morning and started to drive around Ashland we were treated to one of the coolest little towns I have ever visited. Having never been to Oregon I wasn’t sure what to expect but what we found was a beautiful countryside with fall […]

Chi Running – Part II

Chi Running – Part II

In this follow up article to Chi Running Hills & Trails, I want to share The TOP 10 Things I Think You Should Know About Chi Running…That They Don’t Tell You! This list could actually apply to any running technique that’s a good form or natural technique, but I chose Chi Running because I believe […]

Wishing Hoping and Praying are not Confidence

Wishing Hoping and Praying are not Confidence

I wish I were a better at … I hope I do well… I pray that I have a good day… These are common statements from people as they relate to how they feel or think they will perform in an their upcoming contest. They also indicate a lack of confidence. Confidence is a construct […]

Waldo 100K Trail Run

Waldo 100K Trail Run

The 2012 Waldo 100k is definitely going down in the history books as one to remember. A few days before the event race director Craig Thornley announced (via the Forest Service) that there was a wildfire smoldering and burning close to sections of the course where we would be running. The way in which Craig […]

I Had a Great Run – Now What?

I Had a Great Run – Now What?

This is the second part of my last post. I discussed what happens to runners when they experience “bad run days” and that they are not necessarily an indicator of losing conditioning or being out of shape suddenly due to that workout. Now I want to contrast that with a really great run – “great […]

Victory Sportdesign: Bear 1 Review

Victory Sportdesign: Bear 1 Review

This past weekend I had the opportunity to test out the new Victory Sportdesign drop bag called the “Bear 1″. I have demoed and gone through so many drop bags since I started running ultras, when I saw this bag in Ultrarunning Magazine I immediately wanted to try it out. When I run ultras my […]

Beauty and the Beast – Speedgoat 50K

Beauty and the Beast – Speedgoat 50K

Before I even begin giving my race report and background on this years race I have to congratulate my brother-in-law Kevin Conte on his first ultra race and finish at Speedgoat 50K. I would have to say when I approached him with the idea of running this race with me I thought he would laugh […]

If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

We’ve all heard that quote before, then why do so many people fail to plan for their next big race? Regardless if you race once a year or 20 times a year it’s very likely you will, or already have, picked out one or two key races that are most important to you. Maybe it’s […]