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Run Rabbit Run Nutrition

I still need to complete my GoPro race video from the Run Rabbit Run 50 mile in Steamboat Sprint, CO. I guess I am being lazy about it. I have the Farmdale¬†50 mile this weekend so I¬†need to get back on track and post my race video this week. In the mean time I wanted … Continue reading »

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Trail Running Light Options

One of the missing items in my ultra gear bag of tricks is a quality trail running light. I found this out the hard way at the North Face 50m in Sept. of 2012. I quickly discovered that a camping headlamp is not a realistic option for trail running. These are light but nowhere close to providing … 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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2012 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Ultra

Last weekend was the big kahuna for me. My first 50 mile ultra. If you asked me at in the spring about completing a 50 mile ultra I would have said, “I;m not ready for that distance”. To be honest 50 miles was not even on my radar. My goals this year was to just … Continue reading »

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Understandig my water & GU intake

Since I have been running with water bottles the past few weeks I have really started to dial in my water intake. The one thing with a pack that I don’t like is not really knowing how much water you are taking in until it is too late . The other benefit of the water … Continue reading »

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Nathan QuickDraw Plus Bottles Review

I recently picked up two Nathan QuickDraw bottles. I currently have an IronMan water belt that has two 10 oz. bottles with a small pouch. I also have a Nathan Endurance pack. I picked up two of the Nathan bottles to have a third option. After wearing my Nathan Endurance vest in my recent 50k race … 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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Calorie Buring Mystery

This weekend I did my first decent length ride of 2012. It is common for me to get in one 100 mile ride and several 20-80 mile rides over the summer.  This weekend it was a short of 42 miles. After I was done I started to think about the difference there are between riding and running. … Continue reading »

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Nathan Endurance Running Pack Review

My Nathan Endurance pack arrived today from Running Warehouse. I can’t seem to get comfortable running with water bottles in my hands so I needed something to wear other than a CamelBak that I use for mountain biking. The CamelBak is just too heavy to lug around for my long runs. I am also a … Continue reading »

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