Lookout Mountain 50: Digging Deep

I pushed up Lookout Mountain, my hiking poles sticking into the damp trail. Somewhere up ahead (emphasis on “up”) was the top, and more importantly, the finish line. I was 51.5 miles into a 50-mile race (!), with, supposedly, just a touch longer to go. But I was still winding my way through dark singletrack, …

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Like a Cat

It’s really been hard to get out of bed this week. For the morning runs especially. Literally overnight here in southeast Michigan, we went from full-blown Indian summer to full-blast winter. Temps dropped from 60 to 30, and the sun packed up and headed south for the winter. Wednesday morning - the first snow of …

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Indian Creek: 55K at 7K, with 7K (and bonus dog pic)

Where do I begin to list why I wanted to run the 55K at the Indian Creek Ultras in Colorado? Visit our daughter Rachel in Denver. Cool weather. Fall color in the Rockies. A small, low-key event. And a chance to run an ultra with another family member. Pretty much a no-brainer, which is appropriate …

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Sleeping On It

Boy, it’s been an unpredictable September for me. At least in my athletic training world. Kind of like things happening in reverse order. My month kicked off, as I detailed in a previous post, at the Miakonda Trail Ultra, where, despite the head and an upset stomach, I ground out 52 miles, meeting my stretch …

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