Category Archives: ultra running

Virgil Crest 100 – again

Over the weekend, I tried once again to run the Virgil Crest 100 Mile Ultramarathon. And, once again, I did not succeed. I dropped out at mile 57-ish. But this race report is not about failure. This is about fun … Continue reading

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Still Trying

This weekend I will be trying – for the third time – to complete the Virgil Crest 100 Mile race. I have tried twice, and stopped at 54 and 40 miles. But I keep trying. As I’ve been preparing, I’ve … Continue reading

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Be Better Than This! (Bear Mountain Race Report)

Aargh – another DNF! (that’s Did Not Finish for my non-racing friends) For the first time, I didn’t make a cutoff time. I’m a slow runner, so I’m always chasing the cutoffs, and I have DNFed voluntarily because of illness/blisters, … Continue reading

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Be Kind

This post doesn’t really have anything to do with exercise or cancer or injury or motivation or any of the usual things I write about. But this has been on my mind a lot in the last week. Kindness. Real … Continue reading

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View from the Back of the Pack

I was home last week to visit my dear parents. We got in some nice walks, checked in on some of the neighbors (doing well), and, oh yeah, I ran a 30 mile trail race. Central Illinois pulled out all … Continue reading

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Not A Charm

Last weekend was my third attempt at running 100 miles – the Virgil Crest 100 in upstate New York. Those of you who have been with me for a while know that my first 100-mile attempt was Potawatomi 2012. We … Continue reading

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Two Items of Note

Two recent news stories have been on my mind: Diana Nyad and Voyager 1. First, Voyager. Voyager 1, launched in the 70s, still going strong, has left the solar system. How cool is that? It’s still chugging along, and still … Continue reading

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Four Days In The Himalayas

It’s been long enough….time to write about my latest race. Big event, big race, big procrastination. I think I’ve been procrastinating because if I write it, it’s over… the planning, the focus, the excitement, the running… nothing but running. My … Continue reading

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Off To The Races

Before I run my marathon this summer (for Above & Beyond Cancer), I have to run 70 miles. I leave today for India where I’ll be running a 4-day, 70-mile race through the foothills of the Himalayas. First, though, I’ll … Continue reading

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DNF

So it seems that 2012 will not be the year of 100 miles. At least for me. One hundred miles will have to come in 2013. I started out in the early morning with a bunch of other crazies to … Continue reading

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