Manitou’s Revenge 54 Mile Ultra

June 23-24, 2018. MR54 Mile Ultra. “Does it make it easier the second time around?”  Hell, No! “Does it make is sweeter the second time around?”  Oh Yeah! I’ve done this last year – read the experience here.  The goal this year is the same goal I’ve set last year. I didn’t achieve the goal last year, but was happy to have finished without any injuries.  Would it be different this year? MR54 – a point-to-point 54.3 mile ultra from Windham, NY @ CD Lane Park to Phoenicia, NY @ downtown Parish Hall, traversing the technical trails of the Long … Continue reading Manitou’s Revenge 54 Mile Ultra

MMT 100

May 19, 2018. MMT 100 – A race against cut-offs, Poop-athon, and DNF. Prologue. So, are you ready for your next 100? A question I asked myself on Thursday, on the way to Virginia for MMT 100. I said to myself, that’s a question I would have the answer on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Start. The race starts on Saturday, 4AM and ends on Sunday, 4PM – a 36 hour cut-off for a 100 103+ mile race. With bad weather the whole week leading up to Saturday, the course would be unforgiving. True enough, the moment we stepped outside the … Continue reading MMT 100

TNF Bear Mtn 50K

May 5, 2018.  The North Face Endurance Challenge – Bear Mtn 50K Before the start… “I want to finish this in ___ hours” At the first aid station… “I feel great. I can definitely finish this in ___ hours” At some point in the middle of the race, when the body starts complaining… “Hmmm, maybe I can still finish this in ___ hours” More miles and time after, when the walking becomes more than running… “It’s alright, I am still within my backup goal of ___ hours” And some more miles later, when everything hurts, and the mind began to … Continue reading TNF Bear Mtn 50K

Boston Marathon 2018

A marathon where the sight of every mile marker is a relief. My experience on running the marathon on Monday, April 16th. Running a marathon is already hard. Running it with a weather condition like the one we had on marathon day was just brutal. Cold weather, mixed with torrential rain, and headwind with gusts close to 40 mph made it miserable not just for the runners, but for the volunteers and the crowd who braved the weather. And it was the crowd, volunteers and spectators alike, that pushed us, runners, to keep going and finish the race. And I … Continue reading Boston Marathon 2018

A recap of 2017 events

A short recap of sports events I have ‘participated’ in 2017. I said ‘participated’ because a friend once said that only those who’s goal is to win do the ‘race’. We merely participate to achieve our own goals. 12/31-01/01. Coastal Runs New Year’s Eve One Day. My first 12hr event, covered ~60miles. This would become the catapult in my ultra-running participation in 2017.  Blog entry here. 03/04. Myrtle Beach Marathon. A vacation marathon in Myrtle Beach, enjoying an off-beach-season.  This was a cold marathon, considering that this is already in the Southeast area, and it’s March! 04/15. Breakneck Point Trail … Continue reading A recap of 2017 events

Whiteface Sky Race

which is more difficult? the heart pounding and lung busting steep ascent? where you will stop. more than once. to catch your breath. or the toe killing and quad trashing slippery descent? where you will slide. more than once. and you have to make sure it’s butt first. July 9, 2017. Whiteface Sky Race. 15.2 miles. 8000 feet vertical gain. The course description from the event website accurately describes this race.   And it’s worth repeating that most of the ascent comes from the 2.3 mile climb to the summit in the Alpine loop. The climb itself was not technically challenging. … Continue reading Whiteface Sky Race