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A solid training cycle combined with cooler race temperatures were a winning combination for me!

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Take Two at Black Hills 100: Learning from Last Year’s Mistakes

Having birthed three children through long labors the natural, unmedicated way, I have to say that I can see a few resemblances between birthing and running a 100-mile race.  For one thing, in both events you are likely to have prolonged suffering, and at some point you want to quit. When you are deep into…

Practice What You Preach, or Feeling Invincible = Trouble!

I can’t believe it’s been six weeks since I have updated this blog, but training for a hundred takes a LOT of time! Every spare moment—and quite a few moments that were not spare—has been devoted to running or hiking or gym class or more running. Laundry, dishes, and vacuuming have been happening only on…

My Secret Weapon for Injury-free 100-Mile Training as an Older Runner

As I was hammering out the details of my training schedule for my 100-mile race, I did a lot of research on the Internet. I compared many training plans and read articles from irunfar.com, Ultrarunning Magazine, and other trustworthy sources about just what a 100-mile training plan needs to include. Also, Fellrnr has a useful…