Power of Words to Heal

By Eric Deeter Your thoughts and words can help your body heal. On the other hand, they can also slow down and hinder your recovery. The good news is that you can choose your thoughts and your words to help your body heal. If you are a runner, the odds are not in your favor … Continue reading Power of Words to Heal

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)

Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run

Tempo runs can seem daunting to tackle because you know the tempo part will be uncomfortable and if you're like me, you want to do it well, adding pressure. - also, I did this on the treadmill, which may also be mentally challenging. Mentally, I used two strategies with the way I approached this 6 … Continue reading Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run

Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet

Worksheet for identifying strengths and weaknesses as an athlete. Think about your strengths and weaknesses in the following areas and record them in the chart. While you are writing, notice things like whether you're being overly critical (negative self-talk) on yourself for weaknesses and needing to identify more strengths. Weaknesses are opportunities for learning and … Continue reading Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet

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

To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

[Note: I'm writing this from the perspective as a mother and an athlete, I feel the "mom guilt" creep in periodically, as I strive to balance training and motherhood. This short letter can be to any mother who experiences "mom guilt" and or who needs to make sure that they're taking enough care of themselves. … Continue reading To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

Simple Advice to New Runners Preparing for their First Marathon

Do you want to begin training for a marathon, but aren't sure where to start? Here's my simple advice to you. While doing your research, keep in mind that there's misinformation, bad advice, and myths about preparation and running. This article covers training basics and footwear. All of the things on this short list, I've … Continue reading Simple Advice to New Runners Preparing for their First Marathon

Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

Shawn and I got together again to do another Trail Tales: ARP episode! If you've been struggling and dealing with one issue or setback after another, then consider listening to this episode. I share about not fun things that have popped up in my life and how they've impacted my running and racing. - Including … Continue reading Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

To Hell & Back, Women’s Unsupported FKT

Stats 52.75 miles16:25:57Avg pace 18:42 min/miBest mi 13:13 min/miElevation gain 8442 ftElevation loss 8337 ft Watch the run on YouTube Gear • MS Force headlamp (became useless. The light dimmed by the time I finished even though it had fresh batteries. I did have backup batteries) • Kogalla light (best thing I packed) • 2 … Continue reading To Hell & Back, Women’s Unsupported FKT

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