Ultra-good news, and More

It’s been quite the week in RCW land. Along with working at three events (Stegosaurus Tri, Island Lake Tri, and the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run), I’ve gotten back into the swing of training – with all that comes with hard effort – and some family news, too. So here we go with three pieces of news. …

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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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Grandmaster Prep, and Yet More Stuff

The Grandmaster 100K is less than a week away, and today I got out and updated the race checklist. Somehow I managed to keep it to a single page. Landscape mode, with four columns, but still a win. (And one more page for my drop bag lists.) Packing for the race means breaking out my …

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Loup Garou Two: Recovery and Guilt

I’ve heard some people experience a letdown after completing an ultra. There’s even a name for it: Post-Race Letdown, or PRLD. There’s no consensus on why, but one reason may come from an attitude that you trained hard for a goal, you achieved it, now what? And sometimes there are also feelings of guilt during …

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