Dead Legs

Screw it. I’m just going to lean into this whole taper thing. My legs felt very tired after a completely chill 5 miles on Monday (and not my normal 7). Almost like I had just finished a hilly long run, not a typical weekday jaunt around the township. I’m guessing I never really let myself…

Eating Competitions

It’s said that ultras are glorified eating competitions. The implication being that the person who eats the most will perform the best. While this is obviously a little hyperbolic, it’s not completely so. I was reminded of this yet again at MDLD where I did a less than stellar job of shoving calories into my…

Mind Games

They say hundreds are 90% mental. I’ve always thought that was 110% effort type math. Sure. I understand what you’re trying to say, but you’re undercutting your argument by being hyperbolic. Running ultras are extremely physical endeavors. Trying to undersell that I think is a mistake. That said, not having your head in the right…