Down and Dirty: Dances with Dirt Hell 50K Recap

NIGHT AND DAY. That's the best way to describe the difference between my experience at Run Woodstock earlier this month and the Dances with Dirt - Hell 50K last Saturday.Cool and dry where Woodstock was hot and wet, it was a perfect day for a long trail run. With no danger of bonking, I ran strong …

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Running On: Lessons from My Ultra DNF

Runners are funny people. They encourage the efforts of others, and when someone crashes and burns, they always know the right thing to say. Except when it comes to their own performance - then that stuff goes right out the window. So it came as no surprise to me that everyone - 100% - of …

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On the Rocks: DWD Devil’s Lake 50K Recap

SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE SCRIPT. It was the second half of the Dances with Dirt - Devil's Lake 50K near Baraboo, Wisconsin. This is normally where I start overtaking people who pass me in the first half. But as I picked my way down the two-mile decline from the rocky overlook to the aid …

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Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Devil

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: If you're healthy today, take a moment to be actively grateful. I'm nearing the end of one of my longer periods between races - in this case, my recently completed first triathlon and the upcoming Dances with Dirt 50K at Devil's Lake in Wisconsin. In one sense, it turned out to be …

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