The Art of Racing Underprepared

You Got Into Your Ultra Running Race, Now What? Getting into a popular ultra running race off the wait list is usually cause for excitement. But what if your training isn’t quite where you’d like it to be? Can you still have a good day? What are the chances you’ll actually ENJOY the race? I [...]

Taking the Trash out of Ultra Running

18 Years of Slop Over the weekend of February 17th and 18th, the 18th annual Hagg Mud Runs hosted by the Oregon Road Runners Club took place at Henry Hagg Lake outside of Gaston, Oregon. This race is actually a trail race, circling the lake twice on Saturday for the 50k and once on Sunday [...]

On Trying Something New; Swimming

As an ultrarunner, an 11-mile race should neither be scary nor inspire fear. Yet, since signing up I have not been able to shake the feelings of fear and doubt. The problem isn’t the number of miles. The problem is it is a lot of miles, of swimming! The Portland Bridge Swim is an 11-mile [...]

Patience: A Key Component of Ultra Running

Ultra running 100 miles on a low mileage training plan! Written by Eric Lubell. Pre Game Patience.  It’s a word that would come up over and over again as I prepared for and battled through the Mountain Lakes 100 ultra running course.  I had planned to run this race in 2015, but life happened and [...]

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