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”

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 of running to walking/crawling/slithering will be lower than for a typical race. But that is fine. I will do … Continue reading “I Am Off”

The Calm Before The Storm

I am praying that the title of this post is a figurative statement and not literal. The “trail ultramarathon in a monsoon” is in my “Been There/Done That” category.  But I am also not delusional enough to assume it will be perfect weather. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. To say my training for this race has … Continue reading “The Calm Before The Storm”