Posts Tagged ‘ultra running’

Patagonian International Marathon 63k – 2013 Race Report

Patagonian International Marathon 63k – 2013 Race Report

Before September 2013 Patagonia was a cool company and a logo on my jacket. I knew that it was a far-away place that many outdoor adventurers visit, but honestly didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to travel there (especially for running) at this stage in my life. How did I get so lucky?! I’ll tell […]

Waldo 100K – 2013 Race Report

Waldo 100K – 2013 Race Report

I have watched the movie “Unbreakable” dozens of times and the one of the most notable parts of the movie for me is the sound of the gong as the sun rises and the runners climb up the Escarpment. It is a sound of hopes and dreams as runners look to make the journey from […]

Got to Live: 923 Days to Remember – Book Review

Got to Live: 923 Days to Remember – Book Review

Written by: Cory Reese A few years ago I signed up for my first 100 miler, the Javelina Jundred. Prior to the race I meticulously studied the course – that hot desert trail winding up, down, and around the McDowell Mountains in Arizona. Somewhere in the midst of my obsessive compulsive studying of the race […]

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

From the darkness I heard a voice and felt myself being shaken awake. “You passed out, can you sit up?” In a haze I opened my eyes to stare into the face of a mountain biker leaning over me. Covered in dirt and blood my 100 mile race would be defined by just eight short […]

2013 Black Hills 100

2013 Black Hills 100

For the third year in a row, I made the trek to South Dakota with my family to enjoy the hospitality of Ryan Phillips and Chris Stores, race directors for the Black Hills 100. Compared to the 100k last year, I’ve been able to apply my growing experience as a trail runner to the increasingly difficult […]

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.

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Book Review

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Book Review

Mud, Sweat and Tears is an autobiography by extreme-adventurer Bear Grylls. What does Bear Grylls have to do with trail and ultra running? Absolutely nothing…and yet at the same time everything. Bear leads his readers through his early childhood growing up on a remote island off the coast of Britain where his adventures started at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]