The end of an era. Taking the “ultra” out of running.

My ultrarunning journey has come to an end. At least, for now. A single moment in the Finger Lakes Forest in up-state New York.

There are so many other things I can be ultra with. I don’t need to be an ultra-runner right now.

It’s OK to walk

My 30-minute walk today was rather enlightening. It helped me realize how walking can play an important role in my training… even for ultramarathon training.

I don’t know how you do it

I saw someone say to a friend, “I don’t know how you do it,” to the fact that she ran 20+ miles. I think you do know. It’s the same stuff you’ve been doing all along.

Here’s a basic recipe for success no matter what you’re doing with your life – running or otherwise.

Grandmothers of Endurance Video – Ultrarunning into your 80s

A letter to all the nay-sayers & non-believers who tell me that ultrarunning is breaking apart my body. Those who think I’ll need knee replacements by age 35. This video of 2 ultrarunning Grandmothers (age 76 & 67) clearly proves that running ultras only enriches your mind, body & spirit.

An ultrarunner’s beginning

A 30-second video on how I became an ultrarunner. If I told you Dean Karnazes was in it, would you watch it?

A letter to my injured hamstring

Dear Hamstring. First off, let me start by saying I’m not mad. For years, you have continued to be amazing, and this past June, you failed… no… I failed you for the first time. I’ve been nothing but selfish, and for that, I apologize. Let’s start over and get it right this time.

Why I love the ultrarunning community

Here’s a list of 8 reasons why I love the ultrarunning community. I was reminded of just how awesome ultrarunners are when a fellow runner, whom I’ve never met, gave 90 minutes of his time to help me through an injury, and give me advice on how to complete my first 100-miler.

2010 Old Dominion 100 – Race Report

I set out to run 100 miles… and I didn’t even come close. This race marked my first ever DNF. I under-estimated the course & over-estimated my ability. I got completely dominated today. It was a humbling experience, and I gained an enormous about of respect for all the finishers.

Old Dominion 100 Pre-race Interview

A video interview with myself the day before my race at the Old Dominion 100-mile endurance run in Woodstock, VA. I feel anxious, prepared and ready to go.