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493 Minutes at the 2019 Mendon Trail 50K Ultra-Marathon.

There are several outstanding reasons to run or volunteer at the annual Mendon Trail 50K ultra-marathon. Mendon Ponds Park in Pittsford, just a few minutes south of Rochester in western New York, is a beautiful setting for a trail race. … Continue reading

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701 Minutes at the 2019 CanLake 50 Mile Ultramarathon.

My plan for success at last week’s CanLake 50 Miler was a simple one. I was somewhat concerned about my ability to adapt to the overall twelve hour race time limit. My training over the past eighteen months has been … Continue reading

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1,733 Minutes at the 2019 Beast of Burden 100.

The tenth annual running of the Beast of Burden 100 and 50 mile Winter Ultramarathons took place again on the Erie Canal between Lockport and Middleport way out in western New York State, under workable winter conditions on the 16th … Continue reading

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1,856 Minutes at the 2018 Devil Dog 100.

The real turning point of the race for me came around Mile 21.  I was lying face-down in the mud, with the left side of my face still in that mud when it started to rain…. I first met Devil … Continue reading

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Everything That I Really Needed to Know About UltraRunning, I learned from My Mother.

Everything that I needed to know about UltraRunning, I learned from my Mother. Mom was not a runner. I have no recollection of her every having run a race nor of hearing of her doing any fitness-related running throughout the … Continue reading

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11 Years Running

My running streak started inauspiciously enough on December 13, 2007 and with today’s 8 mile effort, my 11th year is now complete. I started running ultra-marathons in 2007 but my running training that season was poor compared to the ultrarunning … Continue reading

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1,590 Minutes at the 2018 Ghost Train 100.

I had the good fortune to run the Ghost Train 100 (GT100) last weekend in southern New Hampshire.  GT100 was a well-organized, highly social ultra-marathon, with its own unique challenges. This was the second 100 mile race I completed in … Continue reading

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923 Minutes at the 2018 Boulder Field 100K

Knowing that I’ve yet to encounter an ultra-marathon I have not liked, I had the opportunity to run the Boulder Field 100K (BF100) on September 15th and really enjoyed that privilege. The race is set in beautiful Hickory Run State … Continue reading

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1,855 Minutes at the Inaugural Olde 96er 100 Mile Ultra-Marathon.

I enjoyed the privilege and challenge of running in the inaugural Olde 96er 100 mile ultra-marathon this past weekend, thoroughly enjoyed this race and cannot recommend it highly enough.  “96er” is the creation of Race Director Kimberly Durst. Kimberly is … Continue reading

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My Last Annual Vol State 2018 Feet Debacle

As was duly noted and publicized during the LAVS Road Race over the past 10 days, I developed some foot blistering, maceration problems that all but forced me to withdraw from the Race late on Day 3. I managed to … Continue reading

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