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Family Fun Bicycle Day

Sometimes it is not all about training for my next ulta. 30 miles on the bicycle with the family is a great off-day event to keep the legs moving and smile on my face. I took the GoPro along with us attached with my new SP Gadgets Remote Pole. The SP Remote Pole has a … Continue reading »

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North Fork 50 Mile Race Report

I knew going into the North Fork 50 mile that I was biting off a lot. Living in Iowa and at about 1200 feet we just don’t have anything that I would consider an mountain. Also we have not had access to the trails this spring due to the rain. Add in the Colorado altitude … Continue reading »

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2013 Free State Trail Race Report

What I really like about this race season is that I finally have a few races that I have done in the past. Last year was my first year running ultras so everything was brand new. This year I finally have something to gauge my efforts against. The Free State race is run by Bad … Continue reading »

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First Colorado Ultra – North Fork 50m

Last night I pulled the trigger and signed up for the North Fork 50m ultra. This will be my first CO ultra at a decent altitude to turn my lungs inside out. I have no way to train at the altitude that would normally be needed for this. I run at about 1000′ here in … Continue reading »

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Free State Trail Marathon Race Report

This weekend I had the pleasure of running at the Free State Ultras. The event is part of the Run Nerds races down in Kansas. There was 100k, 40 mile, marathon, and half-marathon. I planned to run my first trail marathon. I took off Friday and Monday for the event. We recently bought a new … Continue reading »

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First 50k Lessons Learned

Here are just a few things I have been thinking about the last few days after my first 50k. I wanted to get these written down so I could read them again before my next race.  Some of these are pretty basic stuff that I have already known but never paid  much attention to. Others are … Continue reading »

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Hawkeye 50k Race Report

I took off Friday and Monday in preparation for the big event. We had a 2 hour drive to the Iowa City area. We left home around 1:00 PM and drove right to the pizza joint that was the location of the race packet pick. I picked up my bag that included a nice shirt. … Continue reading »

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