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”

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”

Sendero de los Muertos

About two years ago I headed up to North Carolina  to attempt my return to ultra running.  Christine & I picked this cool little race with a 50K (31 miles for me) and a 10 mile run (for Christine).  The website talked about elevation gain and mountains, but to a South Louisiana flat lander it didn’t mean that much.  Until … Continue reading “Sendero de los Muertos”

Leatherwood 50K – DNF

I was arrogant to think that I could finish this race through will-power alone. Because not long into the race I realized that without the proper training, I was doomed. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning. Christine & I rolled into town Friday afternoon after spending Thursday evening with Mason at Gardner-Webb.  We checked in … Continue reading “Leatherwood 50K – DNF”