Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

Mahoning dam Before the race started, we were standing around and I happened to look down at my legs, a tick was crawling up my left leg. I pinched it, tossed it into the grass and checked myself for more nasty bloodsuckers. The rest of the time that we stood there, I examined my legs … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

The virtual race began on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, and went through the 18th. This was a very hard virtual race. 267 miles is the sum of the three races that make up the Badwater Ultra Cup (Cape Fear, Salton Sea, 135). I had 16 days to complete this, all outdoors, and within the actual … Continue reading BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

Running and endurance athletes: Do you want to learn a little more about your mental health and how you can improve it and your athletic training?

https://finishstrongermindsetcoaching.com/ I love hearing about people's athletic goals and teaching them ways to support their mental well-being and give them more edge when it comes to their goals. I'm providing mindset coaching services to endurance runners and athletes. Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching is a non-clinical service. I meet with people individually, for either 30 or … Continue reading Running and endurance athletes: Do you want to learn a little more about your mental health and how you can improve it and your athletic training?

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

Eric Deeter is the mind and voice behind The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast. Eric also blogs about topics like ultramarathons, goals, identity, and motivation. We had the opportunity to get together and chat about ultra stories for an hour, I'm sure we could have talked for much longer, as ultrarunners do, but podcast episodes are typically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

Race Crew Life: Laurel Highlands Ultra (2021)

Tribe: Butler County Milers5:30 AM waveStephen reported enjoying the trailUltra Miriam changing her shoesFashion trend: wearing your hat backwardsSeven Springs Mountain ResortSean stopping trafficStephen finished in about 21 hoursMike's finish 5:30 AM Start https://youtu.be/Zv7g8saXGV4 Crewing Stephen at Laurel Highlands Ultra Solo crewing (due to COVID) was a ton more work than I imagined, as I … Continue reading Race Crew Life: Laurel Highlands Ultra (2021)

Laurel Highlands Ultra Stories & a Bad Ankle Injury (2020)

Start line The year of COVID-19 Due to COVID-19, the race was different from previous years, but it was still a great production. The race directors (RDs) worked closely with the park and followed multiple regulations and guidelines to keep everyone safe. The race is typically held in the summer (June), but this year it … Continue reading Laurel Highlands Ultra Stories & a Bad Ankle Injury (2020)

Musical Camping: Ultramarathon Crewing

Oh, the things ultrarunners will do. Ultrarunning can seem like a selfish sport, where it's all about the runner. It kind of is, but we all take our turn being crew members and pacers at ultra races, giving back and supporting other people's dreams. It's truly an amazing community. I'm sure you've heard of the … Continue reading Musical Camping: Ultramarathon Crewing

Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

As runners, we need to make sure that we're protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

Idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race

Runners, here's an idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race: Create and wear a small sign on your pack or clothing that will stir up thought and conversation about mental health. Use a popular hashtag and your social media handle. You could also incorporate a statistic. If you are raising funds, include that. … Continue reading Idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race

YouTube

My YouTube channel is full of short clips from running trails and ultramarathons. I also treat the channel like a vlog, sharing about more personal details along the way. "Like" the videos to help other runners find them and "subscribe," so that you can learn about what's going on in my neck of the woods. … Continue reading YouTube