Category Archives: Races (Before & After)

Race Report: Free to Run 50-Miler

The Free to Run races are some of my favorites. First, they support Free to Run, which is an amazing organization. Second, the races are put on by BURCS. This means challenging, well-organized races with excellent support. Third, these races bring together … Continue reading

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I’m not panicking… yet.

Rock the Ridge 50-Miler was on Saturday. I was worried about this race, because my running has been off since a fall at Traprock 50k three weeks ago. My biggest issues have been my ribs, which got banged up pretty … Continue reading

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Race Report: Oil Creek 100

On Saturday at 5:00am, I left Titusville Middle School in western Pennsylvania on a 100-mile adventure. Titusville is an interesting place. In the 1800s, it was home to the first oil exchange in the United States. At one time, due … Continue reading

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Next Up: Oil Creek 100

This Saturday is the Oil Creek 100. This will be my second attempt at 100 miles. The race is in Oil Creek State Park in western Pennsylvania. The 100-miler has 172 runners in it. The list of registered runners is … Continue reading

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Race Report: Ragnar ADK with Strong Hearts Vegan Power

On Friday/Saturday, I participated in Ragnar ADK with Strong Hearts Vegan Power. For those who are not familiar with this race, it is a 200(ish)-mile relay race through the Adirondacks. Teams consist of twelve members that run three legs each. … Continue reading

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Race Report: Free to Run Marathon

On Saturday, BURCS hosted the second annual Free to Run 50-Miler/Marathon/Half Marathon. Last year, I ran the 50-miler, but this year, I decided to go with the marathon. I had to do the 12.5-mile loop twice (plus a little extra), … Continue reading

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Jug End Loop Ultra Race Report

The Jug End Loop Ultra was on Saturday. Basically, it was a 4.2-mile loop, and you had to run it as many times as possible in 5 hours. Then, you switched over to a .88-mile loop for the final hour … Continue reading

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