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The Underappreciated Value of Race Reports

I consider myself relatively intelligent and moderately tough… although, to be honest, who doesn’t think that about themselves? But when it comes to ultras, I freely admit that I often feel dumb and weak. My 0-for-2 record in 100-milers shows that...

Black Canyon 100k Training Plan

I was glad to see this morning that the Black Canyon 100k is a qualifier for the 2018 Western States Lottery. I signed up for it last week because I liked the idea of a race early in the year, and because I haven’t run a 100k event before. I was hoping that...

In Defense of DNFs

Along with our New Year’s Resolutions (are you still sticking to them?), many of us have planned out (or at least have some general ideas for) our next 12 months of running and racing. Invariably, we look to build or improve upon (or perhaps just maintain) what we’ve...

Confidence

One week into the new year, and my next big running event seems remarkably close. It’s still three more months before I attempt the Umstead 100 again, but it feels like it’s right around the corner. Where am I with my running confidence? This sense of urgency...