Tag Archives: ultra

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 […]

Georgia Jewel 50 Mile Ultra Race Recap

My original goal for this year involved two giant goals, run a 24 hour race possibly getting 50+ miles and running the Tortoise and the Hare 50k race in November again to commemorate my first ultra distance race and see if I have improved my time.  Besides these big races I had decided to throw […]

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 […]

Half Way There

Last year proved to be a pretty good year for me: I finished two Olympic distance triathlons and pushed myself through my first 50k ultra trail running race.  At the beginning of this year I decided to forgo triathlons and really focus on distance running and slimming down a bit to improve my overall speed. […]

Running In Circles … A Midsummer Night’s Dream 24 Hour Ultra

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Last November I ran my first Ultramarathon, a race longer than a 26.2 marathon, at the Tortoise and the Hare 50k.  At the start of the year I set my major […]

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 […]

Still In the Race…

I have been purposefully absent from my wordpress world for most of this month due to personal issues I had to work through.  While I have been absent from my blog, I have still continued to push forward with my training goals for the year.  My two primary goals for this year involve preparation for […]

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 […]

Back-To-Back Long Run Weekend

Last year at this time Atlanta temperatures were below freezing, often leaving me wrapped up in a mass of layers when running.  This years weather has been all over the place, but this weekend it felt like fall with temperatures topping out in the upper sixties.  Like the weather from last year my running training […]