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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 →

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 →

Bat Out of Hell Training Run

Attacked By A Bat!! While previewing the XTerra 15k course in Monte Sano state park in Huntsville, AL I had a strange encounter.  An hour or so into the run just after getting on Mountain Mist trail coming from the… Continue Reading →

Last run of the week (Sunday-20160222)

End of the week Summary: 49.7 miles 7,250 elevation gain 10 hours 25 minutes It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a training run update.  I feel compelled to do so because this week has been a rough week.  Today I… Continue Reading →

20140730-training

July 30th training run…  10 miles on Monte Sano Standard training run on the mountain.  I started at the Land Trust Parking lot. For some reason, I like parking there.  I think it’s out of convenience.  Today’s course was as… Continue Reading →

20140729 Training

July 29th Training Run My training week starts on Sunday. As I posted earlier, I ran 15 miserable miles on Sunday in the heat and took Monday off to recover. For some odd reason, the weather was unseasonably cool today… Continue Reading →

15 mile run from Martin’s house

Any training run that starts at 3am has the potential to suck.  I experienced the suck on Sunday July 27th.  The plan was for me to meet Martin at his house at 3am and we were going to run 15… Continue Reading →

Monte Sano Training Run

It’s time to start getting serious about Georgia Jewel 100.  Saturday I want out over lunch and ran 12 miles with about 2000ft of climb.  My intent is to learn how to deal with and prevent heat exhaustion.  I’m also… Continue Reading →

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