Posts Tagged ‘ultra running’

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

By Vanessa Runs Photo by: Andrew Pielage On the last weekend of September, I had the privilege of volunteering at the inaugural Mogollon Monster 100. I helped out at Aid Station #2 at Dickerson (mile 13), and then hung out at the Washington AS, where runners would passed three times. This race was such a […]

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 […]

Pacing and Crewing – Leadville 100

Pacing and Crewing – Leadville 100

In the middle of August I traveled to Leadville, Colorado at the request of a friend who planned to run his first 100-mile race. While Tucson and most other places this time of year are in the throes of heat and humidity, Leadville’s temperature rarely gets above 70 and quite often drops below 40 degrees […]

2012 Lean Horse 100

2012 Lean Horse 100

The First Half There is a common saying in the running world that, “You know you’ve done your taper well when you’re itching to run on race day.” Is that really such a bad thing?! All I can say is that “the itch” took over for the first 25 miles. It was soooo hard to […]

How to Choose Your Partner for the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race

How to Choose Your Partner for the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race

By Vanessa Runs Racing in a team of two on a multi-day race is a unique experience that you don’t come across every day. Even for the most social runners, chances are that many of your races or training runs have been tackled solo. Running with a teammate adds another dimension to the race experience, […]

Why I Run the 100-Miler

Why I Run the 100-Miler

Last weekend, my wife Trish asked me the question, “Why do you run the 100-miler?” and then listened intently to my answer. At first I wasn’t sure how to begin. I have mulled this question over in my head many times in the past so I cleared my thoughts for a moment and this is […]

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 2

Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 2

In “Western States 100 – Preparing for the Dream Run Part 1″ I discussed the physical categories of my training for this particular event. With the Western States Endurance Run (Western States 100) less than a week away, today in my follow up article I’ll continue to break down my preparations for the categories of […]

San Diego 100 – Race Report

San Diego 100 – Race Report

Some people run 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons and marathons but for some reason unbeknown to me I have decided to run hundred mile races. I often find myself daydreaming during my long runs and I can’t ever seem to come up with a reason why I shouldn’t run hundreds except during the races themselves. I […]

Ultras bad for your heart…who cares?

Ultras bad for your heart…who cares?

By now I’m sure you’ve read the article by Katherine Harmon in Scientific American titled “Ultra Marathons Might Be Ultra Bad for Your Heart“. My first reaction is “who cares”? That’s not my bravado talking, it’s a serious question. The author refers to some studies and medical experts as sources for her article. Today what […]

Getting Started on Trail Running

Getting Started on Trail Running

Aravaipa Running’s Nick Coury on Trail and Ultra Running The sport of running has been growing steadily over the past few decades, as many seek to stay in shape, challenge themselves, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Marathons get a lot of press as the ultimate goal for celebrities and average Joes, but the subcultures of […]