Archive | 50M

San Juan Solstice 2015

I can be a mental basket case during races, I just can’t keep my head in the game for long periods of time. Sometimes I’ll have ten seconds of some terrible pop song stuck in my head for hours on end. Or maybe I’ll start composing a race report mid-race: “my downfall began when I […]

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Superior Trail 50 – September 6, 2014

“What race?  Where?”  These questions invariably popped up whenever I answered the question: “What race do you have coming up next?”  This question is as common as tired legs among the people with whom I regularly keep company.  It comes up at least once a week and, on larger group runs, is often asked several […]

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San Juan Solstice 50

  The mountains are big here! Driving south along the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, treeless, rocky peaks loomed large. They towered over the town of Lake City, a small mountain hamlet of about 350 people that plays host to what is widely recognized as the hardest and most beautiful 50 mile race in […]

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Jemez 50M

Hi, my name is Andy, and before last Saturday I hadn’t finished a race in 54 weeks. I dropped out of two 50 milers and didn’t start two other races last summer because I was (unwilling to acknowledge that I was) injured and (quite painfully) limping. After completely taking off a few months from running […]

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