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[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
28Miles in PA and 100km in NJ

October 4th – Once again I toe’d the line in Lockhaven PA this year for the Mega Transect (http://ultrahike.com). This year was another sold-out affair at this highly sought after event. I really enjoyed it although it kicked my butt like no other. The weather was wet most of the day making for a slippery course. The terrain was insane as usual, straight almost vertical climbs with terrifying downs. This year’s course I think was the hardest yet and I went down many times. The race directors made it even …

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[24 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
South Mountain Mayapple 50km

I closed out May with a run of the South Mountain Mayapple 50km trail ultra-marathon in Millburn NJ. In what has become my usual approach to trail events, I signed up 1 week before hand and did little to no training. Paid the price but got through it. Here are my notes, mostly for my own benefit as I plan to run next year and will need something to refer back to.
The South Mountain 50km followed 2 10mile loops, East and West. We ran East twice. The race …

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[9 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Watchung 50km Winter Ultra 2014

The other day I ran the Watchung 50km Ultramarathon. Here’s my AAR (After Action Report):
Training – minimal. I’d run about 3-4 times since October. Hadn’t been eating clean with the holidays so my diet was way off. I figured what the heck. It’s a cheap race and proceeds go to a battered women’s charity. This race is structured as 5 laps of a 10km loop, single and double-wide track with about 600 feet elevation change per lap.
We got about 8″ of snow in Watchung the Thursday/Friday before the …

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[16 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
Training for the Ultrahike 2013

Last year the Ultra-Mega-Transect (it’s really called this) kicked my proverbial. 28 miles or so took 7hrs 45min, we covered 6,000 feet of elevation change including a 3/4mile uphill rock climb and I was sore for a week afterward. It was awesome but this year I resolved to prepare a bit better.
I’ve been “doing stuff” all year – what some would call training but it’s really too ad-hoc for that. I’ll document what I’ve done in the hopes that next year I’ll re-read this and actually get an idea …

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[6 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
My First Ultramarathon

Yesterday I completed my first trail ultra-marathon 50km distance. It was a surreal experience and caught me quite by surprise. I’ve had the day to reflect and wanted to jot down some thoughts primarily as reminders for myself if I ever do this again. I finished 28th out of the 59 that attempted the distance in 6 hours 27 minutes. It was a much bigger day than I expected.
I signed up for this race http://njtrailseries.com/watchung about 2 weeks ago, on a whim. Normally these races are around $100 or …