Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2022 Race Report

Sleeping in the back of the Jeep on the farm. Lovely view! Photo credit: Stephen Mick PC: Mike McNeil Butler County Milers and other ultra friends Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler, south section. 11:55:50 OA: 32/88 (16 DNFs) F: 11/31 PC: Stephen Mick About Baker Trail UltraChallenge https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge https://ultrarunning.com/calendar/event/baker-trail-ultrachallenge-50m Lucky the Dwarf Goat joins us … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2022 Race Report

Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development

Isaiah interviews athletes and coaches, and was looking for a runner to interview, so he reached out when saw that I might be able to help. Isaiah, professional counselor, host of Player Development Podcast, and professional athlete Isaiah Isaiah is a professional counselor, personal coach, and professional athlete (Triangle Shooters), supporting people in Virginia. As … Continue reading Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)

My friend, Eric Deeter, invited me back onto his podcast to have a conversation about all sorts of things, from what to do of you encounter a cougar to the advantages of swearing. What a fun episode! Here are a few of the topics we discussed • Strategies for getting through an ultramarathon. We specifically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)

Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Why don't we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?

Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching https://youtu.be/eY0eUInNatc Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more mindset and mental wellness tips We all have that zone that we need to get into either when we're doing a difficult training workout or racing.. what do you do to get there? Answers are going to vary from person to person, there … Continue reading How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?

Stephen’s 54 Mile Run to Hell and Back (07/09/22)

Stephen, my wonderful husband of over a decade, completed the locally (Western Pennsylvania) known To Hell and Back run. He wanted to know if I'd like him to write about his day for my blog, and of course, I said, "yeah!" To Hell and Back - Solo Trail Run Report By Stephen Mick On Easter … Continue reading Stephen’s 54 Mile Run to Hell and Back (07/09/22)

Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory Worksheet for Athletes

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 50 Miler (2022) This inventory-like activity can help you know what goals to set. It is good for just getting started in a sport or for someone who is seasoned and needs to reevaluate where they're at. We can all improve somewhere and this activity provides a little organization to go … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory Worksheet for Athletes

Oil Creek 100 Race Report (2021)

2021 results for all three race distances because it was a record year for DNFs. 50k: 196 had bib numbers assigned. 170 started. 28 DNF'd. Normally a handful of DNF's at most. 100k: 117 had bib numbers assigned. 107 started. 42 DNF'd. 39% drop is a new record. 100 miler: 94 had bib numbers assigned. … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 Race Report (2021)

Get Lucky 50/50 50 Miler Race Report (2022)

Race Start https://youtu.be/mS7kATFfQGM Get Lucky 50/50 race start. Please visit my YouTube and subscribe! TIA! 10:23:33 Overall: 32/54 (1 DNF) Overall Female: 5th AG: 1st - got a bottle of wine! Blackberry Merlot from the local Dragonfly Winery est. 2017 50 mi PB/PR Worked my butt off for this. The out-and-back course Me and Bryan … Continue reading Get Lucky 50/50 50 Miler Race Report (2022)

When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette

When the trail is wet and muddy When you're trail running and you come up on a mud puddle or muddy section, what do you do? Do you go around, stepping off of the trail to avoid it? Do you go through it? Do you leap over it? When people are asked this question, there … Continue reading When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette