Tag Archives: run

Georgia Jewel 50: My Big Fat DNF!

While running my first 24 hour race last year, the Midsummer Nights Dream Ultra, I pushed my distance limitations from 37 miles to 55 miles.  After 21 hours of running 1 mile loops I had to quit with a total of 55 miles, for which I pushed myself and my limits.  At the end of […]

Still Alive – Part 1

Last September I posted my race report for my first 50 mile ultra distance running race, the Georgia Jewel, to suddenly vanish from the blogging world.  I really am uncertain what happened, but I just suddenly felt the need to unplug from the blogging world and let myself disappear. Last year I embraced distance running and […]

Yeti Snakebite 50/50 Race Recap

Earlier this year I ran my first 24 hour race, the Midsummer Night’s Dream Ultra (details here).  At that race I pushed my limits and ran 55 miles, exceeding my previous record of 37 miles in a timed race.  While running my loops, a fellow ultra runner mentioned another race later in the year that […]

And Then I Dissapeared…

When I began this blog back in 2012 my goal was simply to provide me a means to keep my self accountable.  At the start of the year I weighed close to 365 and had numerous health issues of notable concern. As I trained for my first 5k and eventually triathlons this blog transformed into a […]

3000 Feet Before Sunrise… In Photos

A couple of weeks ago on Memorial day weekend, I travelled to Gatlinburg Tennessee to run some trails with a few facebook friends.  The crazy idea involved running/hiking Mount Le Conte to view the sunrise above 6500 feet and then continuing our run down the mountain via some other trails, completing about 17-18 miles for […]

What To Do Next … Another Unplanned Race Of Course

At the beginning of the year I figured out all my races and devised an execution plan.  The original plan involved placing more timed running events earlier in the year and less distance driven races.  This left my race calendar with approximately a race every other month starting in March til the middle of June, […]

And Then I Took A Week Off…. Numbers For the Year

At the end of March I had raced two ultra distance races (an ultramarathon or ultra for short is any race going beyond the 26.2 mile distance of a marathon) only seven days apart.  The first was an extended 50k totalling 34 miles and the second was an 8 PM to 8 AM timed race […]

Operation Endurance Race Recap

Last week I ran my second ultra marathon, the Bear Blaster 50k (details here) which technically entailed running 34 miles instead of 32 miles.  That race was added at the last-minute as I was supporting my friend who was running his first.  My goal race for this month though occurred this weekend the Operation Endurance […]

Reflections of A Chilly February

February proved cold and bitter, providing great new seasonal challenges to my running regimen.  A few of my training runs felt almost spring like, but winter dominated in the form of frequent bitter cold and snowy dispatch.  Of course I did not let weather hinder my focus and resolve to improve my long distance capabities […]

Powerstation Workout Run

Strava has been known for some time as a popular site for cyclists, but runners have often seemed a second thought in the sites design.  This year the popular competative workout tracking site shifted gears pushing runners as a major focus, first by signing some major named runners such as Kilian Jornet (a beast of […]