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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 […]

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Ultramarathons and Barefoot Running… the Contradictions

Apr 10, 2010 | 10 Comments

I’m torn. I exist in two very different worlds.  Those worlds are crashing together this morning.

I’m preparing to head out for the second of my back-to-back long runs.  I ran 21 miles yesterday.  I’m planning another 20+ mile run today.  So far this year, I’ve only managed on other 20 mile run.  The next longest run was about 12 miles. 

As a barefoot runner, I am constantly preaching about the need to exercise patience and restraint.  The best way […]

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Pre-run Meal… Why Ultramarathon Training Rocks

Apr 9, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sometimes people ask why I run ultras.  I’m planning a 20 mile training run today.  This is the pre-run meal.


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