Category Archives: Ultramarathons

The year in running 2013

Howdy, friends. In keeping with our December From Hell, we also lost everything on our computer that hadn’t been backed up. And our last back up was at the beginning of November. I won’t even go into the mess this … Continue reading

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Post-race hangover

Howdy, friends. Every time I run a race that I’ve trained hard for, I end up the same way. The first week I’m super excited and can’t wait to do another one. And I also really enjoy the downtime — … 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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Week in running

Howdy, friends. I’m three weeks out from the race and had an OK week. I ended up with 54 miles, including 17.5 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday. It’s weird to have so many of my miles locked up on … 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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Late night long run

Howdy, friends. Sometimes, you need to be flexible when it comes to running. For me, that usually means going really early in the morning, and getting home before anyone else in the house is even awake. Or going at lunch. … 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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Sioux Falls Marathon 2013 — a DNF race report

Howdy, friends. Yesterday I ran the Sioux Falls Marathon. Well, part of it. (Photos from the Argus Leader photogs here.) It was supposed to be my 11th marathon, and the third in 11 months. I felt OK about it — … Continue reading

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Celebrate good times, come on …

Howdy, friends. This will be a little hodgepodge of what’s up lately. Not much. Work. I feel like I work all the time. Everybody probably feels that way, so I’ll try not to dwell on it here. I spend many … Continue reading

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Scott Jurek talks food and fitness

I felt a little dirty when I interviewed ultramarathoner Scott Jurek this week. It wasn’t the photos of his curly hair his publicist sent me or the sound of his boyish laughter on the phone. I’m a married woman, after … Continue reading

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