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Burning River Initial Report, The Barefoot Running Book Pre-order, and The Barefoot Book giveaway!

Aug 2, 2010 | 9 Comments

Burning River

Well, I finished the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run this weekend!  While I did not meet my goal of running the entire race barefoot (I decided to wear huarache sandals after mile 33.3), I did set a 100 mile PR (27:48 or so).  

It was an awesome weekend!  Tons of thanks goes to my excellent crew consisting of my wife Shelly, Jesse Scott, and Barefoot Art.  I met a ton of wonderful people, got to spend […]


The Eve of a Goal Race and the GoLite Tara Lite pics

Jul 30, 2010 | 9 Comments

In roughly 25 hours, I will finally be able to end this damned taper!  The Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run starts at 5am tomorrow morning.  

The training has been done.  The gear is packed.  The directions are programmed into the GPS.  The crew is ready… more or less.  Now I drive.  And wait.  And sleep… more or less.

The day before a major goal race is always nerve-racking.  I’m fidgety with anticipation.  Unlike the shorter races like 5 or 10ks or even […]


The Barefoot 100 Miler… pushing the limits

Jul 25, 2010 | 16 Comments

In five days, my rag-tag crew of barefoot gypsies will begin our journey to Northeast Ohio to begin our latest adventure: the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run.  This will be my most ambitious running feat to date as I will be running the race completely barefoot.

I have to admit… I’m a bit nervous.  First, I’ve hardly mastered the art of running 100 milers.  I’m only batting .500 thus far in my ultra career.  My lone finish was 55 […]


Burning River 100 Mile Training: a work in progress

Jun 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

Six weeks.  That’s all I have left before Burning River.  Would I ready if the race were today?  Probably not.  In years’ past, my 100 mile training went like this:

2008- too few miles, too much Crossfit and Crossfit Endurance.
2009- Too many long runs, cross-training was perfect, not enough speed work.

So far this year, I maintained a decent endurance base throughout the winter.  Speed work is okay… I managed a 20:30 or so 5k on trails this last weekend.  About a […]


Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run… Hello, old friend.

Apr 2, 2010 | 5 Comments

Yetserday I made the plunge… I registered for the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run held on July 31st-August 1st in NE Ohio.  I have a history with this race.  It was my first attempt at a 100 miler.  It was also my first and only DNF.
In 2008, I thought I was ready to make the jump from 50 milers to a 100.  I read everything I could find.  I obsessively planned every possible detail.  I knew I was […]