Grandmaster 2022: According to Plan (?)

If there’s one guarantee about running an ultramarathon, it’s that the unexpected will happen. It’s just a question of what and when. It’s part of the odd appeal of running for crazy long distances in remote places. Safe, urban cattle-drive marathons? No, thank you. And so I was back in the Arizona desert this weekend …

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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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Maniac on Singletrack

I HAVE THREE TAKEAWAYS from last weekend’s Singletrack Maniac 50K: Never assume a water jug is full You never really know what you’re capable of until you do it Ultrarunners are the best f**king people on the planet. (I knew that already, so this race was just another confirmation.) There’s the TL;DR version. For those …

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Hills, Hops, and Masks – Racing Safely

I did something this week I haven’t done in a long time. I ran an actual 5K race. With a real bib, chip timing, and other runners present. Honest to goodness. The event was Hills to Hops, held at Robin Hills Farm in Chelsea, put on by RF Events. Normally they’d be busy with summer …

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