Posts Tagged ‘hang in there’

Setting the Pace

I was recently asked, “Zach – your crewing article was great, but I am not really wanting to sit on my butt for hours just to pop blisters, make sandwiches and fill water bottles…  what about pacing?”   Well, “fictitious friend”, that is a great question!  However, for the purposes of disclosure, let me start with […]

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The Stereotypical Ultrarunner

In the five or so years I have been running ultras, I have seen quite a few changes.  The first, and most noticeable, is the massive increase in popularity.  In 2010, ultras (in the Midwest anyway) were somewhat few and far between.  A runner might have to travel 6 hours or more to find a […]

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10 Keys To Insure A DNF In Your 1st 100 Mile Race

10 Keys to Insure a DNF in your 1st 100 Mile Attempt 1.       Select an Insanely Difficult Course If you are going to run a freaking 100 mile race, why the hell would you run some wimpy flat course with no technical terrain or high altitudes?  What kind of wimpy hundred mile racer needs decent […]

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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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Mind Games

When you are in the total ass-kicking miles of an ultra, what mental tactics do you use to keep moving?  How do you will yourself through the dark times?  What keeps you from convincing yourself that it is not worth all the pain?  If physical training is the key to running a successful ultra, then […]

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