Whatever It Takes! Burning River 100 Report

I WAS DONE. Game over. Toast. And not the $14.95 entitled millennial kind, with avocado, poached egg and pickled onions. Oh, no. This was the Waffle House special, burned-to-order type of toast. I was at mile 77 of the Burning River 100, slumped in a chair at the Oak Hill aid station around an hour …

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Kettle Moraine: 100-Miler Ahead!

Earlier this week I called the Victoria-on-Main B&B in Whitewater, Wisconsin, and asked the owner about rooms for the weekend of June 3-5. "I've got a room for Friday night, and one for Sunday," he said, "but I don't have a room for you on Saturday night." "That's perfect," I told him, and booked the …

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Enjoy the Journey: It May Be All There Is

Improvement is not measured by the distance between where you currently stand and the finish line, but by the distance between where you currently stand and your starting point. The Good Vader blog, "The Wounds of Failure" Something I've been musing about lately: And going even further: What if there is no destination? What if …

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Cure for a DNF: Water, Shade, and Perspective

One week after the Glacier Ridge 50-miler DNF and feeling much better. Ran Saturday morning with PR Fitness, holding it to 8 miles per Coach's direction (OK, 8.3 miles, but she wasn't looking). About halfway out it began to rain. Some people grumbled, but I loved every minute of it. Man, could I have used some …

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