Volunteering Ultra: High Lonesome 100

My car, a Mazda3, is currently moving at approximately two miles per hour. I have been on the same county road for just under twenty minutes. The temperature is 44 degrees, it is pouring rain, and I have not slept in 20 hours. I ask myself, "Is a volunteer for a race going to become …

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Race Recap: Bryce Canyon & Satan’s Front Door

June 18, 2017 4:30 PM PST: I'm sitting at the Pei Wie bar at McCarren International Airport. I order a pineapple ginger rum drink. Primarily for the ginger to settle my stomach, secondary for the rum to help wipe away the previous day's memories. To my left, my eyes catch a man moving towards another …

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Race Recap: Gravel, GOATz, & The Headless Runner

There are road races. There are trail races. Then...in the awkward, isolated corner of society; where it is damp, dark and full of poor choices is the strange, step-child hybrid: the gravel road race. For the record I am going to make the claim that a demonic spirit, bent on ensuring my death is miserable …

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Race Recap: Banjos, Beards, and The Back 40

Resting my body on an idle Monday allows me to vaguely remember the nightmarish experience that I took part in, willingly, in the far northwest corner of Arkansas. The Back 40. After one sprained ankle, one sprained cuboid bone (that is a thing), and a rather annoying pain in my hip from running; it would only …

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Race Recap: GOATz 21 Mile (…and all the other races)

It has taken me a full week to collect my thoughts...many of which, along with my trail nectar (Tailwind), I spilled out along the dirt and trees in Omaha, Nebraska. I took on the GOATz challenge. GOATz (Greater Omaha Association of Trail Runnerz) is a group that lives in the Cornhusker State, and enjoy running around …

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