Enough Hay In The Barn – Hopefully

I headed back to Clark’s Creek this morning for my last long run.  I am only 3 weeks out from the Leatherwood Ultra 34 mile race.  And I’m only 2 weeks out from the Ragnar Trail Relay I am doing with  Christine and friends.  So today seemed like a good time to slog out a final long run.  My goal … Continue reading “Enough Hay In The Barn – Hopefully”

Simulation, Spiders, Skunks, Screaming

I am trying to learn from my mistakes.  With that in mind, I planned my weekend training to try to simulate the race conditions I will face in October.  Of course,  92 degrees with 1000% humidity is not what I am expecting in the mountains of North Carolina.  But it was just an exciting bonus to cap off my day. … Continue reading “Simulation, Spiders, Skunks, Screaming”

Hamstrings, Hills and Head Games

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I’m usually pretty good at learning from my mistakes.  At least most of them.  After DNF’ing at the Leatherwood Ultra in 2016, I knew the changes I would have to make to finish this time. Hills Hills Hills Hills Pretty simple change … Continue reading “Hamstrings, Hills and Head Games”

Hot as Balls

There is an ongoing debate, primarily between the voices that reside in my head, as to why the training for this particular race is kicking my ass so severely. It’s not like I haven’t trained for stupidly long races before. So what is making this time more difficult than usual? There is not really anything I can do about not … Continue reading “Hot as Balls”