Posts Tagged ‘epic ultra’

5 Ways Ultrarunners Are Exactly Like Newborn Babies

When you run a one-hundred mile foot race, it is easy to think of yourself as some kind of superhuman.  After all, you are voluntarily covering a distance on foot that a percentage of people very close to zero ever even attempt, much less succeed in accomplishing.  A bloated feeling of strength, power and invincibility […]

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Honey Badger Race Preview 2014

At some miserably low and painful point of almost every longer ultra – especially a 100 miler – I find myself severely questioning my life choices.  Specifically, the choice to subject myself to the grueling punishment required to run long distances, in less than favorable weather, and on difficult terrain – for a belt buckle […]

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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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My Long Lost Younger Brother

A little over two years ago in late September of 2011, at the 17th Annual FlatRock 50K, I met a kid named Zach Adams.  I call him a kid because even though, yes, he is my junior by about 12 years, more so because he had this mischievous grin on his face and pure state […]

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19th Annual FlatRock 50 & 25K’s / September 28, 2013

I apologize for being about a week behind on getting this short race report out, however, I finally managed to decompress enough and come down from my high of the “epic experience of a lifetime” that I was fortunate enough to be a part of a little over one week ago at FlatRock…that and catching […]

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