"If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all." - John Cage



4.26.2015

Diez Vista Race Report – My First Strong Ultra

Preamble

I had wanted to write this race report sooner, but I have to admit that I lost a bit of my mojo. Six days after the race I rolled my ankle pretty hard, and so I went from riding the high of my best raced ultra, to feeling a bit like a lame duck.
Straight from Bag End - I did this AFTER the race on a training run
DV50K was undoubtedly the strongest I have felt in an ultra, and my most satisfying racing win, particularly because I was so diligent in my buildup. I wrote a post last week summarizing my training and lead up to the race. You can find it here.

This report gets a bit lot lengthy, but as I said, this was a really big victory for me. I finally got an ultra right. It was the first time, and so I want to give this milestone in my running career the attention it deserves.

4.17.2015

Catch Up

So I haven’t written a blog post in over a year. But before I get to a Diez Vista Race Report (which was the reason I felt compelled to write a new post in the first place), I feel it necessary to get a bit more into the buildup to the race. My running and fitness went completely sideways about a year ago, and it has been a long patient process to build to where I am with my running right now (which is to say very happy).