This Week In Running previews the 2009 JFK 50 Mile race.
Previews of the 2009 Stone Cat 50 mile, Mountain Masochist 50 mile, and Lithia Loop Trail Marathon.
The Leadville 100 is just around the corner and boy do we have a treat for you… a video interview with the defending Leadville champion, Duncan Callahan of Vasque. Oh wait, since Leadville is an out-and-back course, let’s throw in a video for the return trip – an interview with 2006 and 2007 Leadville champ, […]
Oh boy, here I go again, but this time, maybe on my own. I will, for sure, be running the Leadville 100 on Saturday. There has been much uncertainty in my road to starting line, as I’ll explain below. There also still uncertainty in my race plan. I’m currently without any pacer for the run, […]
This year’s MMT 100 men’s race is so competitive and so chock full of friends that we’ve put off writing this preview for well over a week. This year’s race has the potential to be just as competitive as MMT 2006 when an epic battle between Sim Jae Duk, Karl Meltzer, and Matt Estes pushed […]
We enjoyed predicting last year’s women’s MMT field so much that we’re doing it again. This year’s field features three more ladies than last year (23 vs. 20), and much more depth. We’ve got little doubt about who the winner will be barring injury, but there should be a race for second and tight packing […]
A roundup of some great JFK 50 Mile resources.
I had long intended to write a long post outlining the course for the inaugural Iroquois Trails Ultras, which feature both 50 mile and 100 mile events. Well, that ain’t gonna happen. Instead I’ll just give you a few points regarding my racing, the competition, and the course. For a fun preview of the event […]
While women’s field at this year’s Massanutten 100 does not have the numbers the men’s field does (20 ladies in the race versus 140 lads), it promises to be an interesting race in its own way. With so many very talented men in the race, someone is going to end up nailing a fast time […]
Race fans get ready, ’cause there’s sure to be some spectacular racing in Virginia’s Massanutten Mountains this weekend! I was excited when the initial field was drawn up in December of last year and that excitement hasn’t waned a bit. With the lack of genetic freaks like Matt Estes, Karl Meltzer, and Sim Jae-Duk in […]
As I type, I’m airborne in route from DC to Tucson, Arizona. As with many of my vacations, this one involves a race -the Old Pueblo 50. The Old Pueblo 50 miler is run in the Santa Rita Mountains well south of Tucson and within a three-hour run or so of the Mexican border. Folks […]
I’ve wanted to run the Mount Mitchell Challenge (MMC) held outside of Asheville, North Carolina ever since I heard of it. Earlier this decade, my sister spent some time living in Asheville and I loved visiting her. Well, more than a decade later my sister and I will be road tripping down to MMC this […]
I’ve been told to go to hell on many occasions and at 12:01 tomorrow morning I will. You see since RD extraordinaire, David Horton, spawned his Hellgate “100k” half a decade ago, he has started it at 12:01 a.m. on the second Saturday of December. The course is hilly and long and I refer you […]
I haven’t raced in more than there months and only once in almost half a year. Tomorrow morning I’ll once again pin a number on and toe the line for the Odyssey 40 miler. I have no intention of racing it, but looking forward to returning to the race scene. I want to be comfortable […]
Update 2:Through Big Mountain (39.4 miles) Kyle Skaggs is in the lead about 40 minutes ahead of a pack of three that includes Mike Wedemeyer (Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me tonight!), Jasper Halekas, and unidentified runner. Kyle has gone from about 20 minutes ahead of course record pace at Francis […]