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Archive of posts published in the category: Insanity

If At First

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  That has been my approach to the races I have DNF’d (did not finish).  In 2012 I DNF’d the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler and had the hoodie hanging in my office for a year…


I have done a lot of races where they had hard time cutoffs. Make it to the checkpoint before the cutoff…..keep going. Don’t make it in time…….game over.  But whether they were very lenient cutoffs or I was just in good enough shape,…

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now

Hopefully around now I will be rolling through the finish line area…….at the end of loop 1. Yep, this is another loop type course. But the difference with this one is that the loops are different, so I will get to see new…

Still Climbing

Hey there folks….I imagine I am still climbing.  If you look at this lovely elevation map of the race, you will see I start out with a 4 mile long climb. I don’t know how long it will take me to get to…

I Am Off

If you are reading this, then I should be off and running at the Leatherwood Ultramarathon 50K trail race. And for this race, running is a relative term. With the amount of climbing in this race (9684 feet over 31 miles), the ratio…