Category Archives: 50K

Journalists, a lost 50K and what I’m reading…

Howdy, friends. There are tons of tributes out there to Ben Bradlee right now. Here‘s a link to a few of them. I read his book “A Good Life” more than a decade ago and loved it, along with “Personal … Continue reading

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Race planning, a conversation

Howdy friends. Philip and I are trying to organize our many hobbies and obligations for 2014, and last night we had a chat about them. I already know I can’t join several friends on a rim-to-rim-to-rim run in the Grand … Continue reading

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Race Report: G.O.A.T.Z. 50K trail run

Howdy, friends. On Sunday, I ran my first ultramarathon — the G.O.A.T.Z. 50K in Omaha at Glenn Cunningham Park. It was also my first trail race. Good idea to combine my longest race with uneven footing, right? Friends, it was … Continue reading

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Weekend: Running, running, cyclocross, pie

Howdy, friends. I’m a month out from this race, and I feel like I’ve been working hard. What I feel like is all I do is run, work, run, work, run, run, laundry, run. I’m enjoying the training — really … Continue reading

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What do you eat in an ultra?

Howdy, friends. So, I mentioned briefly how sick I got after my long run last week. It’s never really happened to me before, so I’m not sure what the deal was. But it got me thinking about how and if … Continue reading

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Back in training

Howdy, friends. After my lame drop in the Sioux Falls Marathon, which I don’t really regret because it was too hot for me that day, I’m back in training. Yesterday I signed up for a trail 50K. I’ve never done … Continue reading

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