Category Archives: Race Reports

2014 Umstead 100 Mile Race

I’m an ultra-runner. I’ve never considered myself to be fast, and I’m certainly never in the elite crowd unless I accidentally get too close to the front of the starting line before a race begins. My best 100-mile finish previously … Continue reading

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Javelina Jundred 2012

“Here are some who like to run. They run for fun in the hot, hot sun. Oh me! Oh my! Oh me! Oh my! What a lot of funny things go by. Some have two feet and some have four. … Continue reading

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2012 Bear Chase Race

It’s early July, and I’m suffering from my first-ever bout of IT band issues. I freak out and do all the stretching, rolling, icing, and resting that I can in order to even think about running the Leadville Silver Rush … Continue reading

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2012 Leadville Silver Rush Run

I enjoyed this race so much in 2011, that I decided to sign up for it again in 2012. I was supposed to be trying to become a Mommy, but that wasn’t quite working out yet. I thought I might … Continue reading

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The 2011 100 Miles of Boulder

Finish 100 miles in under 30 hours. Run the Boulder Reservoir 14 times, 7.14 miles each out/back ‘loop’.¬† It’s a mostly flat course. There’s very little shade. “I’d rather stick a drill bit¬†through my ear canal.” – My running coach, … Continue reading

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2011 Bear Chase Race

Should I just say ‘rinse and repeat’ from last year? Nope – every race is a little different. What was the same? The location (Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO), the level of incredible dedication from the race director/staff/volunteers, … Continue reading

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2011 Leadville 100 Trail Race

Spoiler Alert: If you only want to read the race reports of LT100 run finishers, then keep moving on. This is the long tale of a DNF. However, I’ve found that you can learn a lot from other people’s mistakes. … Continue reading

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