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Disappointment and Relief

My 2016 running has not gone according to the plan that I drew up at the beginning of the year. I was hoping to build upon my successes and failures from 2015 and ultimately get myself to Run Rabbit Run in September with a decent chance of completing the course....

Quad Rock 50 Race Report

It was a cool damp day for the Quad Rock 50… quite different from the weather forecast from the day before. I was somewhat familiar with the course, having run the inaugural Quad Rock 25 back in 2012, but I had forgotten just how much it climbs. I mean, looking...

Building a Running Structure

For the first time in, well… ever, I’m going to try to put some structure into my running. I’ve been quite happy up til now to just run whenever and however (usually slowly), but my DNFs at the Umstead 100 and Run Rabbit Run 100 last year have me...
Lessons Learned From a Solo Urban Ultra

Lessons Learned From a Solo Urban Ultra

This past Monday I had the opportunity to do my first long run in quite a while. Rather than head up into the foothills, I decided to check out a portions of the C-470 bike path. I’ve driven along side it many times, and have been curious as to what the running...

Resetting the 2016 Race Schedule

Unfortunately, for various reasons, I’m going to DNS this coming weekend’s Umstead 100. I know it’s the right decision, but I can’t help but feel down about it (particularly after getting lucky on registration day and securing a coveted spot)....