Author’s Note: This will be the first of several posts about different aspects of Bigfoot. My photo album from the race can be found here. Today I found myself watching YouTube videos of Bigfoot 200 finishes (race videos help pass the time between races). There is no feeling quite like running around that high school track,… Read More Bigfoot 200. A non-report for something much more than a race.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV One hundred and thirty five miles. Thats a really long way. And thats the best way I can describe it without using expletives. But I did it. With all sorts of help, with decimated legs,… Read More Pumpkin Holler Report – Finishing the Race
We emerged from the woods at 6am on Sunday morning, in the pre-sunrise light. We made quick work of the quarter-mile of asphalt leading back to the race headquarters. Scotty hung back and let me cross the finish first, giving unnecessary courtesy. The buckle felt surprisingly heavy. It is obviously big, so the weight was… Read More Cruel Jewel 100 Race Report – Heavy.
Just when you think you have a routine down, life has a way of surprising you. The processes and plans that seem so established can easily just vanish, leaving you in unfamiliar territory. Long distance races are proof of this idea, and being successful requires the strategic execution of adaptation. We as runners need to be prepared to… Read More Long Haul 100 Race Report
The Uwharrie 100 is a trail race taking place in the old mountains in rural NC a bit east of Charlotte. The race was in its second year in 2015. I chose Uwharrie because it seemed like a step up in difficultly for me and I’m toying with the idea of Cruel Jewel in 2016.… Read More Uwharrie 100 Race Report – Simply Unrelenting
Its finally over, successfully. The Keys 100 was the most important race to me. To learn more about why, check out this entry. Bottom line: Preparation, hard work, experience and teamwork pay off. I immediately need to thank my awesome wife Candace for her support. It was her first time not only crewing, but attending an… Read More The Keys 100 Experience
This is not a ‘why I run’ post. Instead, it is a small story of how I got started running ultras. In the winter of 2010, Candace and I were living in Orlando, and expecting the arrival of Gwyneth the following spring. Life was quickly changing. I had been enjoying a routine of going to… Read More Its time.