Leatherwood Ultra – The Revenge Tour

Back in March, our plan sounded great.  We would fly into North Carolina, camp under the stars, run an easy 34 mile run, dance the night away at the Oktoberfest celebration, get another great nights sleep before flying back home to Baton Rouge.  Sounds great, right?  Well, we got two things right: we flew to North Carolina and we flew … Continue reading “Leatherwood Ultra – The Revenge Tour”

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”

And the Winner Is

The voters have spoken and the winner is…….. I was actually pretty shocked that there were 84 votes on my poll!  The Leatherwood Ultra got 29 votes followed by a big push from the Illinois Marathon folks with 16 votes.  The other races had a pretty even sampling.  What would have been really interesting is if some deranged group added … Continue reading “And the Winner Is”

2013 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Race Report

As disappointing as it was to Juba, I was completely coherent for this entire race.  This race report?  Maybe not so much.  A lot of things can happen over the course of 100 miles in the woods.   Loop 1 – The Start of a Long Day(s) One of my favorite parts of an ultra-marathon is the non-dramatic start.  Everyone … Continue reading “2013 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Race Report”

Ten Ways to Become a Better Trail Runner

One of the lessons learned from my DNF at Rocky Raccoon is that I need to become a better trail runner.  That seems pretty obvious considering the 100 miles are all on trails!  So I sat down and came up with this list of 10 ways to become a better trail runner. 1.  Ignore the no trespassing signs and run … Continue reading “Ten Ways to Become a Better Trail Runner”