Lottery Thoughts from the Midpack

Last night (while running of course) I listened to Jamil Coury and Jubilee Paige’s new Trail Currents Podcast about ultrarunning lotteries. I would encourage anyone interested in running in one of the races they discussed (Hardrock 100, Western States 100, UTMB or Leadville) to listen to this episode also. Western[…]

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2018 Training Overview

Every fitness-related decision I make for the next for the next 213 days is based on one question: will this help me complete the Run Rabbit Run 100 miler? I’m not the most experienced ultrarunner, but I think any of us crazies with more than a few years of racing[…]

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Thoughts on the Past Year

I didn’t mention it to many people, but in the summer and fall of 2016 I felt like a broken runner. I had just DNFed the Jemez 50 for the second time in three years. During training in the weeks following it, my hips and legs felt weird/painful/off enough that[…]

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Ultra Santa Fe 50k

Megan's USF50k Finish

For the second half of 2016, and the beginning of this year, I wasn’t sure when I’d register for another ultramarathon. I felt beat down after DNFing at the Jemez 50M race again for the second time in three years and was physically and mentally exhausted. From June 2016 until[…]

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2015 Cedro Peak 45k Race Report

or: The Race of Ill Omens. Prior to last year’s Cedro Peak 45k, things didn’t proceed smoothly for me. This year my Jeep’s transmission died as we were driving to the race. I’m not a superstitious person or a believer in omens though, and the rest of the day went[…]

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Weekly Summary 06/29/14-07/06/14

Mileage: ~53; Elevation: ~5400

This week was a bit of a break after last weekend’s big numbers. Overall, I feel good about my training these past six, seven or eight months and at this point I’m just trying to stay healthy until Leadville. In keeping with that goal, my plan is to alternate a big week of running with a week of consistency-focused running. I wanted everything to feel easy this past week, and for the most part it did.

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Jemez Mts 50M Race Report

After spending any significant amount of time in the mountains, it becomes obvious that personal fitness and training are only a few of the many factors that determine success. Trail-running in general, and mountain courses specifically, are not sterile, precise environments. Unforeseen obstacles can derail the most well-planned and executed[…]

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