100 Miler Base Building
Nov26

100 Miler Base Building

When I first posted about this series Journey To 100 Miles, I talked about spending the month of November Base Building. Up to this point, I’ve successfully done just that and will spend much of the month of December doing the same thing. But what does that mean and what does it look like? How can anyone be sure that they are doing base building properly in preparing to actually train for their first 100 miler? That’s what...

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The Unwanted Thought
Nov26

The Unwanted Thought

When will be the last time? At some point in a runner’s life they wonder if this will be the last time tired feet cross the line and a trail-weary body folds, hands on knees, waiting for the weight of the finisher’s ribbon on a salty neck.  The medal is a welcomed weight of accomplishment, born from a need to know how deeply strength inside the soul descends. From the winner to the last hobbler a story lies hidden in each medal. I...

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Researching An Ultra
Nov18

Researching An Ultra

In an earlier post on Choosing Your First 100 Miler, I discussed the notion of doing ample research on the races you’re contemplating running in order to more sufficiently choose which ultra you want to run. I find it necessary to really take a look at the research that can be done on a 100 mile race, that will ultimately help you be a better prepared runner for the event. That’s what this post is about, and is another in...

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The Hills Are Alive or Black People Like Trees Too
Nov17

The Hills Are Alive or Black People Like Trees Too

Mirna Valerio is a frequent contributor and supporter for all on our Facebook page.  Her love of running and the outdoors is very aparent.  Her spirit is wonderful as well.  I’ve read and reread this article many times and always makes me feel good about the world we live in.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.  Thank you Mirna for allowing us to post it here. I’m black AND many of my “hobbies” take place in the...

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Interview with Jaime Jacobsen, Producer/Director of Finding Traction
Nov16

Interview with Jaime Jacobsen, Producer/Director of Finding Traction

Indiegogo Pitch Video for Finding Traction from Partnership Productions on Vimeo. Jaime Jacobsen, Producer/Director of Finding Traction, was kind enough to give me 30 minutes of her day to share her views on documentary film making and Nikki Kimball’s incredible feat of completing the ‘Long Trail’. Keep an eye out for Nikki’s interview that will be posted in a couple of weeks. <Craig> Tell me about...

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