1 week to go. Dedication.

     I titled this post with an intentional play on words. When you think of dedication and ultra running one would think of the before sunrise grinds, the obscene amount of hours training and the relentless push to build strength and endurance. Somewhere, tucked neatly behind the common conversations we have with our fellow […]

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R2R2R

This time 3 days ago I was winding my way through the depths of the Grand Canyon and to be honest, I haven’t been able to think of much else since. I knew this run would be a mind blowing experience but the term mind blowing seems to just scrape the surface. It was a […]

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2 weeks to go. The mental preparation

With now 2 weeks to go til the Blackfoot ultra the doubt monsters start creeping in telling me: I didn’t get enough mileage in, that little niggle will hurt you on race day, I didn’t do enough hills in training, and that I simply am not prepared for the giant task now only 2 weeks […]

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3 weeks to go. Transition to taper.

      So now with only three weeks before Blackfoot it’s time to have the age old debate. How much rest (taper) does one need going into a 100K ultra marathon? A friend of mine (also running the Blackfoot100) and accomplished ultra runner believes he only needs 7-10 days to feel fresh and spry […]

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