August 5th marks the 8th anniversary of the Kanawha Trace 50k, a point to point ultra with an overall elevation gain of over 5,000 feet. In this race you're either climbing or descending so the quads are going to be wrecked. We will need to be shuttled to the race start from the finish line. … Continue reading Race Preview: Kanawha Trace 50k
This week was a complete blur. Trying to fit runs in this week was tough with being so busy at work. On a positive note though, I made it to the gym four times and got some quality lifts in. Monday- Ran 6.5 quick hilly miles through town with one of my new running friends, Tim. … Continue reading Last Week Round-Up #2
Ultrarunning is as much about mental endurance and toughness as it is physical, if not more. Saturday was one of those days where you have a great long run scheduled but nothing goes according to plan. Had to go into work for a few hours in the morning, and late-evening obligations became afternoon obligations due … Continue reading Training Through Lows
Finally getting back to the blog after taking a week vacation and getting back into the swing of things at work. Shout out to my beautiful fiance Chelsea for spoiling me a trip to Arizona. Monday- Rest I was traveling back from vacation in Arizona. Did some hiking through Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Epic … Continue reading Last Week Round-Up #1
We’re going back to the science this post with another question I think a lot of us have. Should we be weight lifting? Ultrarunners have loads of excuses for why they don’t lift weights: it’s boring, no time, don’t want to get bulky, it will make me slow, it’s hard, etc. I myself lift a … Continue reading Bro, Do You Even Lift?
Whether you’re looking for a clean plant based protein powder to help you recover from your workouts or a way bump up the nutrition of your morning smoothie bowl, the crew over at Vivo Life have an entire line of raw plant-based, organic vegan options for you. Today I’ll be reviewing Vivo Life PERFORM raw … Continue reading Vivo Life PERFORM- Raw Plant Protein and BCAA Superfood Blend: A Review
Heat and mud were the story of this race. Temperatures would reach 92 degrees and combined with the humidity, would claim several accomplished runners by the end of the day. My day started at 3AM. I woke up and gathered all of my gear and loaded it up into the car. I had my pit … Continue reading Hell Hath No Hurry 50 Miler: Race Report