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MMT 100 Mile – 2016 Race Report

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Before I began the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 (MMT 100), I knew I would go through a series of highs and lows.  I’m not talking about elevation changes, although there were plenty of those (my Garmin fenix 3 measured a total gain of 19,160 feet).  I’m talking about emotional highs and lows.  I knew there would be times when I was glad… Read more »

The North Face Endurance Challenge GORE-TEX 50 Mile – Washington, DC – 2016 Race Report

  I imagine that no race likes to hear that it was second choice, but to be brutally honest, I only signed up for the 2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge (TNFEC) GORE-TEX 50 mile race one week before race day.  I held out because I was hoping to get into the Bull Run Run 50 mile (BRR 50) race… Read more »

Thomas Jefferson 100K (TJ100K) Race Report 2016

TJ100K Race Report 2016 Sunset

I finally arrived at the race start area at approximately 4:45 AM.  It was only about 15 minutes before the official start of the 3rd annual Thomas Jefferson 100K (TJ100K), which took place on March 12, 2016. I wish I could say that my arrival time that morning was intentional.  Unfortunately, that was not the case.  After checking-in and claiming a… Read more »

Rehoboth Beach Marathon 2015 Race Report

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Hello and welcome to my race report for the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Marathon. The Rehoboth Beach Marathon took place on December 5th, 2015.  Overall, the race went very well.  The course was beautiful and the weather was perfect for running. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is a nice little beach town.  I am not sure if it was just because of the… Read more »

The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler – Washington, DC – Race Report

A few miles in, I found myself separated from the other runners. It was quiet and dark, the sunrise not for another hour at least. My shoes and legs were already caked with mud. My breath was steady as my feet pounded the dirt. The ground moved past within the small circle of light from my headlamp. That constantly changing… Read more »