When Running Or Rest are Not Enough
Feb28

When Running Or Rest are Not Enough

Part One: When runnning is not enough. Every time I do all the things to round off my training, I get faster and I’m injured less.  Then what do I do?  I slack and only run. Bad idea, Mark! Achilles tendonitis and IT pain are my bodies two favorite ways of reminding me I’m forgetting something important. Forgotten my core work taught to me by me PT.  Forgotten to go through my 10 simple stretches. Part Two: When rest is...

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Mount Cheaha 50k Trail Ultra Marathon
Feb28

Mount Cheaha 50k Trail Ultra Marathon

Cheaha State Park outside of Anniston Alabama was the center for the Mount Cheaha 50k Trail Ultra Marathon.  Run partially on the Pinhoti Trail and partially on local trails, the race pits man vs mountain.  And while man tends to win the war, the hills take their toll in the form of time, scrapes and blood.  I’ve never seen as many front runners torn up on a 50k. As Karl Meltzer commented about the area after winning the Pinhoti...

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Ultra Marathon Training – Part One – Intro
Feb21

Ultra Marathon Training – Part One – Intro

Or should I title this, “What are you thinking?” Believe me,  I get it.  Something makes you wanna take that next step.  Are you seeing way too many of those 26.2 stickers driving around town? I understand.  For me, the insanity creep in after pacing a friend at the White Rock Marathon.  At the end I thought, ” I feel so good I could run another 10″.    Light…Bulb ! Well, here we go friends.  These are...

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Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve Trails
Feb15

Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve Trails

Scenic Beauty: 3.75 Difficulty: 2.0 Steepness: 2.0 Technicality: 2.0 Dog Friendly: Yes Water: Yes Location:  3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia GA 30038 Share   O n the east side of Atlanta,  just off I 20, are the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve Trails.  Easy access off the interstate and has ample parking. Trail maps are provided but distances are not marked, the lines do not actually follow the contour of the trail and scale seems...

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Delirium 24 Hour Ultra Marathon 2012
Feb12

Delirium 24 Hour Ultra Marathon 2012

Overall Event: 4.25 Organization:  4.25 Aid Stations: 4.25 Scenic Beauty: 3.5 Overall Difficulty: 1.0 Steepness: 0.0 Technicality: 0.0 Share   The Delirium 24 Hour Ultra Event is brand new.  It’s put on by LowCountry Ultra’s and held in Bluffton SC outside of Hilton Head. The format was a 6, 12 or 24 hour distance recorded race.  It featured a 1.7 mile loop with 1.3 miles on a wood chip trail and .4 miles on paved...

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