SVXC Turkey Chase 5k Race Report (11/22/18)

SVXC Turkey Chase 5k race report [a short write up for fun, since I usually don't participate in 5k races. I did PR, unexpectedly!]. The race fee supports the Seneca Valley School District Cross Country program. Location: Graham Park, Cranberry Twp., PA.Weather: 26° F and cloudy.Black ice. Course:Out and backs, paved road.Chase the person dressed … Continue reading SVXC Turkey Chase 5k Race Report (11/22/18)

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

BADWATER Cape Fear 2019 and 18 Weeks Pregnant (03/16/19)

Location: Cape Fear, Bald Head Island, NC View from the dock of our beach house, Marsh Onward. Marsh Onward Weather: 60° F partly sunny. Light breeze - 15+ mph head wind coming from the north end of the cape. Old Baldy The Course:10 miles of paved roads around the island.1 mile of single track trail … Continue reading BADWATER Cape Fear 2019 and 18 Weeks Pregnant (03/16/19)

BADWATER Cape Fear 51.4 Miler Personal Highlights and Having a Blast 03/17/2018

Course: 51.4 miles. Beach community roads; single track trail; beach sand (40 miles). Race gear: AltraLP Neoshell (wind and waterproof); The North Face Gor-tex jacket; Ultimate Direction vest (carry a handheld bottle, supplements, clothes). Food, beverages, supplements: Tailwind; 4 GU Gels; SCaps; Tylenol; aid station food and Coke. Bald Head Island is a (large) vehicle-free … Continue reading BADWATER Cape Fear 51.4 Miler Personal Highlights and Having a Blast 03/17/2018

Oil Creek 100 10/14/2017

I'm proud of my accomplishments over the Oil Creek weekend. 76/100 miles. 24 hours. The furthest I've ever ran. That's not my only accomplishment from the weekend. - I learned more about myself. Packed and unpleased kitty Altra Lone Peak Race Swag "Running 100 miles is stupid" came out of my mouth over the two … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 10/14/2017

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

Ainsley’s Angels of America: rolling with the wind

Not "rolling," the word "flying" is more appropriate when describing what happens during an Ainsley's Angels (AA) race event. Ainsley's Angels is a nonprofit organization, active in 60 cities, 30 states. Their mission: "in addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community … Continue reading Ainsley’s Angels of America: rolling with the wind

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