Posts Tagged ‘no fear’

“A Perfect Storm” 2013 FlatRock 50K

Where should I even start!?  I absolutely love this race.  Stumbling across the original FlatRock 50k website in 2009 is what made me decide to run ultras.  Shit, it is why I decided to train for a marathon!  I mean, who in the hell would go and try and run 31 miles on this trail […]

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FlatRock 50K: Legend of “The Hand”

Legend has it that at the very first FlatRock 50k, a road marathon runner, who had underestimated the trail, collapsed on a large limestone bluff overlooking  Elk City Lake with only a few miles until the finish.  As the physically exhausted, mentally overwhelmed, and emotionally broken runner lay gasping and sobbing by the trail, a […]

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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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“Live Ferociously” and “FlatRock After Dark”

On the Boston Marathon bombing… Ironically, while I was out doing what I love, helping prepare the Elk River Trail for the FlatRock 101K, a group of runners in Boston was cowardly attacked – while doing what they loved.  I offer my most sincere condolences to all of those impacted by this violence.  My heart […]

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Ultra: Step 1: Decide. Step 2: Do. Step 3: Be Epic!

I am totally stoked and completely thankful to have such a great opportunity to share my experiences and thoughts on ultrarunning with other individuals who are also slightly insane, irritatingly persistent, and somewhat sadomasochistic.  Major thanks to Epic Ultras founder, Eric Steele, for not only this opportunity, but for inspiring and motivating me to be the most […]

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