Race Report: Gorge Waterfalls 100k

I don't exactly know where to start with this race.  It didn't go the way that I had hoped it would.   I've been in my head a lot with this one, and unfortunately, I think that is also what influenced my race performance.  Either way, these are the ones that help you grow the most, … Continue reading Race Report: Gorge Waterfalls 100k

Christmas Wish List: Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things

In the spirit of Christmas, I thought I'd share some of my favorite running things. Maybe this can help serve as a gift guide (giving or receiving!).  I do not like to shop, so if I can order an item online, I will do that every time.  My running wardrobe is nothing fancy, so you … Continue reading Christmas Wish List: Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things

Race Report: Sawnee Showdown

I love running races as part of my training because it is always the boost that I need to be surrounded by other runners.  It also makes me push myself harder. Both of these elements were true this past Saturday when I ran the Sawnee Showdown 8.9 mile trail race. I signed up for Sawnee … Continue reading Race Report: Sawnee Showdown

Ultra Eating: Fueling for an Ultramaration

I learned a lot about nutrition and fueling by preparing for and running the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run.  Everyone is unique, and different courses dictate different nutrition needs, but I've provided some guidelines that will help you best prepare for your race.  Remember the adage "We are an experiment of one" when reading through … Continue reading Ultra Eating: Fueling for an Ultramaration

What recovery looks like after a 100 mile race

I've had a lot of very thoughtful people asking how I'm doing post 100 mile race.  It's been almost two weeks since the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, and I feel fantastic. It's the best feeling to have completed the race and to have enjoyed the experience so much (my race report can be read … Continue reading What recovery looks like after a 100 mile race

Book Report: Fixing Your Feet

We all know that feet have a critical role in running, but in endurance running, feet problems can make a race miserable and potentially compromise the finish.  I read Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof as preparation for my recent 100 mile race, and I understand why this book is like the bible for foot … Continue reading Book Report: Fixing Your Feet

Race Report: Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

I hardly even know where to begin with a race report for the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, as the race started for me way before Friday September 30th.  One thing that I have learned in running 100 miles is that you get to know your strengths and weaknesses pretty intimately through the journey.  You … Continue reading Race Report: Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run