Fastest Known Time, Gerard Hiking Trail

This is my official report for Fastest Known Time The run happened on 09/05/2020 Shannon Mick, Women's Unsupported, Gerard Hiking Trail Results 32.92 miElapsed time 08:15:0215:03 min/miBest mi 11:22 min/miFastest pace 6:41 min/miElevation gain 5591 ftDescent 5486 ft Route description and significance The Gerard Hiking Trail is in Oil Creek State Park, home of the … Continue reading Fastest Known Time, Gerard Hiking Trail

My Loose Guide to Running a Self-Supported Trail 31-50 Miler

You should know what you're getting yourself into, and embrace the fact that you need to expect the unexpected. These are things to consider when preparing for a self-supported 31-50 miler. I covered everything that came to mind and went into a few details. Putting your long run into motion is easier than it appears, … Continue reading My Loose Guide to Running a Self-Supported Trail 31-50 Miler

[Mostly] Trail & Ultra Running Podcasts

- - CAUTION - - These podcasts will: motivate, inspire, move you, make you laugh, make you run harder, and maybe make you cry. Some of them have multiple ways to listen (SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, PodBean, Spotify, etc...). Please keep in mind that this list may need updated. Let me know of any trail … Continue reading [Mostly] Trail & Ultra Running Podcasts

Ultramarathon Training Through My Pregnancy

Hi ultra ladies! I want to share my experience with you about how I continued to train through my pregnancy. In my opinion, there isn't enough information on exercising as a pregnant, ultra-endurance athlete. We train and prepare year-round for our events, and we go the extra mile to take care of our bodies. We … Continue reading Ultramarathon Training Through My Pregnancy

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My Pinterest boards are full of things that you will find helpful: Outdoor adventure information, hiking, trail running, ultra everything; Plants and gardening ideas for bringing the outdoors indoors; Making our outdoor space friendly towards bees, butterflies and other critters; Environmentally friendly; Children's outdoor; Vegan food; Jeep!; Faith; Quotes; Indoor gym; CrossFit; Rock, heavy rock, … Continue reading Pinterest

OSS/CIA 50 Mile Night Run Race Report (6/9-10/2018)

Pre-race Location: Prince William Forest, Triangle, VA.Weather: 83° F day. Sunny and humid. 68° F night. Thunderstorm and flood watch. Humid. Course:50.6 miles [according to my GPS watch]2 25.7 mile loops on single track trail. Some parts of the trail were rocky. Fire roads were paved and gravel. 8,891 ft of ascending. 8,946 ft of … Continue reading OSS/CIA 50 Mile Night Run Race Report (6/9-10/2018)

Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k 05/12/18

On our way to Blue Ridge. But first... Devil's Backbone. 100k racers Elite runners Stephen and I My race stats: DNF due to missing the cutoff time by 5-ish minutes. Mile 30.09:07:00.68 / 89th place.My gear: Ultimate Direction vest and 8 oz. handheld (Tailwind); 1.5 liter Platypus bladder (Tailwind); Altra KingMT. trail shoes; Black Diamond … Continue reading Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k 05/12/18

TNFEC WI 50 Miler Race Report 09/16/2017

A very well constructed race. Stephen and I were in wave 3 at the start. 5am, dark, headlamps ready. It was unseasonably warm, so I wore fringe covered Reebok shorts and a TNF crop top sports bra. The high was to be 86° F. The countdown finished and the race began! We all ran and … Continue reading TNFEC WI 50 Miler Race Report 09/16/2017

Bull Run Run 50 Miler Short Stories 4/8/2017

The Bull Run Run is a 50 mile ultramarathon held in April. Beautiful, lush green forest and locally famous Bluebells are newly emerged for spring time. The run on the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail in Northern Virginia is tough. The race is unique and has a Civil War theme that respects the battles that occurred over … Continue reading Bull Run Run 50 Miler Short Stories 4/8/2017

Lost Turkey Trail Race Marathon 7/29/2017

This race will challenge a seasoned trail runner, it was insanely tough! The effort felt more like a 50 miler. -why it is titled PA's toughest marathon. I'm also convinced (other participants agreed) that this race was longer than a marathon distance. Starting area. The start. It rained for the first few miles and then … Continue reading Lost Turkey Trail Race Marathon 7/29/2017