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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Overachiever

I was 45 miles in at last Saturday’s Miakonda Trail Ultra, well after dark, and green glow sticks marked the borders of the curving dirt path through the trees. It looked pretty cool, but I was struggling with gut pain, and mindful appreciation of my surroundings had been replaced by a desire to tough it …

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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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