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2014 FlatRock 101K Race Report – Heat Wave

Last year at the Inaugural FlatRock 101K, the mud and water turned an already challenging course into a muddy Slip n’ Slide of doom. The smells of mud and blood hung in the misty fog while sounds of falling bodies and runners shouting obscenities filled the air. This year, however, was much different. This year, […]

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2014 Prairie Spirit 100 Race Report – “The Walking Dead” or “A Tale of Two Fifties”

So this weekend marked the 2nd Annual Praire Spirit Trail 50 and 100 Mile Ultra Races in Ottawa Kansas.  It marked my 4th time toeing the line at a 100 mile footrace.  My record stood as 1 total rookie failure, 1 cut short by a freak blizzard, and an 1 insanely perfect race resulting in […]

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2014 Prairie Spirit 100 Preview

While idly tapping my toes, chewing my nails, and plucking overly-long stray eyebrows (my go-to nervous habits) I decided to write a race preview for the pending Prairie Spirit 50/100.  For me, as with most ultrarunners I know, training is easier than tapering – particularly the final 10 days or so.  I have an annoying […]

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FlatRock 101K – Beastmode Required

FlatRock. This course has been deceiving trail runners for almost 20 years. After all, it’s KANSAS. KANSAS is flat. How bad can it be? Go ahead, underestimate this trail – then go home and cry yourself to sleep. Nineteen Septembers in a row, runners have come to the Elk River Hiking Trail to tackle the […]

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The Epic Mafia

The word “mafia” may possibly have a negative connotation, but that is what we are. No, there is no organized crime, racketeering, or money laundering. We don’t lean on small business owners and threaten them if they don’t pay for protection. Hell, we aren’t even all Italian. More or less we are just a bunch […]

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