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Over the last few years I’ve become a long distance runner. Some weeks I run as much as 12 hours for training for ultra distance races.

UTMB 2017

One Epic Event (work in progress)   Packet Pickup If I complain about anything related to the organization of the event, I’m going to complain about the packet pickup.  I was given some bad information from some of the folks… Continue Reading →

July and August UTMB Training

It’s Summer Time Doing your peak training in the months of July and August in Alabama isn’t the smartest thing for any ultra runner to do.  That’s what I had to do this year to get ready for UTMB.  I’m… Continue Reading →

Quest for the Crest 50k

Packet Pickup Packet pickup is always fun at Sean’s races.  This one wasn’t a letdown.  Sean was offering shots of tequila for anyone interested.  Of course, Martin took Sean up on his offer and they both did a shot. After… Continue Reading →

May and June UTMB Training

May and June UTMB Training For the most part, May and June have been running base maintenance.  July and the first week or two of August I’ll be ramping up the distance and elevation.  I need a few 90+ mile… Continue Reading →

Grand Viduta Stage Race 2017

Grand Viduta Stage Race a perfect storm? Huntsville, AL only has one trail stage race.  It’s organized by the guys at RunningLane.  RunningLane offers up coaching, timing and of course, they organize some races. I’ve run the race a few times… Continue Reading →

April UTMB Training Update

Where’s Spring?  It’s Already Hot And It’s Just April. Training was going pretty good.  I’ve been getting close to10,000 ft of elevation per week up till this week.  I’ve caught the flu and it sucks.  It’s going to force me… Continue Reading →

Yamacraw 50k

Scott’s first 50k at Yamacraw I’m writing this race report but really this race isn’t so much about me.  I found out about Yamacraw from my brother-in-law Scott West.  Last fall, he asked me if I might be interested in… Continue Reading →

Mt Cheaha 50k (2017) Officially Starts at 8:30, As Of Now

Mt. Cheaha 50k Mt. Cheaha 50k is a wonderful 50k on the Pinhoti trail.  The trail takes runners down some of the same trails Pinhoti 100 runners run but in the reverse direction.  Todd Henderson and family always do a… Continue Reading →

Moutain Mist 50k 2017

Mountain Mist 50k 2017   Some races require a plan or strategy to be run well. Previous years I’vrunan Mountain Mist like a training run.  I don’t think much about the course because I know it.  I live in Huntsville and… Continue Reading →

Cruel Jewel 100

Cruel Jewel 100, Running on the Dragon Spine (May 2016) Cruel Jewel 100 is a race that every ultra runner should do at least once.  It doesn’t have the high altitude challenges that the Hardrock 100 has but it has a… Continue Reading →

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