Comfort Is A Lie

Comfort Is A Lie

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!The man looks around at his life. Not much to worry about. Not a lot of sweat. No real adversity. "Perfect," he thinks. "I'm comfortable." Isn't life supposed to...

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

Bleed For It

Bleed For It

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George Callahan It’s easy to sit on the side and watch it all go by. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. People around you and I do it every single day. There it goes, right now, while you read this. What is it? What is all this going by? Opportunity. Not...

Motivation Is Not Real: Run Without It

Motivation Is Not Real: Run Without It

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE Be Your Own Culture Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!To an outsider, the ultra marathon community appears to lean on motivation. To the outside world, motivation drives an ultra marathon runner to explore...

Why Run An Ultra Marathon? The Taller Peak…

Why Run An Ultra Marathon? The Taller Peak…

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!I know what it's like to fall asleep while running. I've rested my hands on my knees as I trudged up a rugged trail, 90 miles from the starting line, wondering...

Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?

Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?   "Boy, That's a Long Distance" I remember the first time someone asked if I ever wanted to run a marathon. My longest run to...

Shawn Livingston: Be Somebody’s Pacer

Shawn Livingston: Be Somebody’s Pacer

Reading Time: 5 minutes

FREE "Be Somebody's Pacer " Sticker! No Credit Card Required!⬇️Read Below⬇️ about Be Somebody's Pacer  Written By George CallahanWoke The Monster “He’s a lazy, lying, lost, hopeless drug addict,” Shawn Livingston...

Ultra Runner Candice Burt: Read the Fine Print

Ultra Runner Candice Burt: Read the Fine Print

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanMile 92 When I reached mile 92 (shortly before the above picture was taken) of my first 100 mile race, the Burning River 100, I was told I wouldn’t finish. I was almost hoping to miss cut-offs by this point in the race, for someone to pull me...

Victims Die Slow

Victims Die Slow

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanCasting Call The Victim strolls through life, uninhibited by his own tragic state, unaware of the folly of his existence. When life goes well, he laughs and sings and is captivated by his circumstances. Life is glorious and wonderful; all is...

One Breath Of Air

One Breath Of Air

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!People fear what is inside them. I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. You probably fear what is inside you. All of your hopes and dreams, your wildest ambitions...

Let’s Cut Back On Tolerance

Let’s Cut Back On Tolerance

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanThere are moments in a person’s life when he or she says, “Why am I tolerating this?” He knows he deserves better treatment at work; his skills are undervalued and underutilized. She sees her care and affection wasted in an emotionally absent...

Be Your Own Culture

Be Your Own Culture

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By George Callahan FREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!When a person embraces mediocrity and settles into a complacent existence, he or she admits an unpreparedness for life and an unwillingness to reach the...

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 23 minutes

Written By Scott WaldropScott is the Road Runner's Club of America's North Carolina State Representative, an RRCA and New Balance Raleigh Run Coach, and is one of 22 ambassadors for The Herren Project, an organization with the mission to support, inspire, and empower...

Training and Expectations

Training and Expectations

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Most people running their first, or second, or third ultra marathon carry expectations into the race. They had training expectations; they planned the miles and...

My Top 3 Ultra Marathon Tips [Mental Hacks]

My Top 3 Ultra Marathon Tips [Mental Hacks]

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!My Three Tips and Tricks for ultra marathoners The top three Tips and Tricks I used in the beginning of my ultra marathon running journey, the three Mind Hacks...

My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Umstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile...

You DNF Months Before Your Race

You DNF Months Before Your Race

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanWhen you toe the line for your first ultra marathon, or any race after, there will be someone running with you that no one else can see. His bib has no number. It simply reads "DNF." He's right there when you start the long journey down the...

Run 100 Miles With No Pain

Run 100 Miles With No Pain

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!If a person hasn't experienced physical pain in union with mental and emotional pain, an ultra marathon could be a worthwhile lesson in pain management. What is...

5 Things Your First Ultra Will Teach You

5 Things Your First Ultra Will Teach You

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!You've signed up. You've decided the Wicked Trail is meant for you; you want to experience your first ultra marathon and all the joy that comes with conquering,...

3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Fasted Running: Welcome to the Wicked Trail For thirteen miles, I felt invincible. During the final three miles, I wasn't sure I'd finish. I felt like I did near...

The Best Ultra Marathons Aren’t What You Think

The Best Ultra Marathons Aren’t What You Think

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!"What's the best ultra marathon?" Is it the most remote or adventurous like Marathon des Sables, the most challenging like Badwater or the H.U.R.T 100? Rather,...

Ultra Marathon DNF: Yes, You Failed [But It’s Ok]

Ultra Marathon DNF: Yes, You Failed [But It’s Ok]

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!MediocrityI was perusing some online ultra marathon running groups last weekend and came across a post about DNFs in ultra running. DNF stands for "Did Not...

Blame Yourself Blindly: Ultra Runner’s Mentality

Blame Yourself Blindly: Ultra Runner’s Mentality

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!There are people in this life that are walled in. They're stuck in the parking lot, but they don't realize it. Over the wall, this wall that surrounds the parking...

5 Ways to Be Your Own Culture

5 Ways to Be Your Own Culture

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!A Quick "Be Your Own Culture" Testimony"I decided to truly embrace this mantra, this mantra of the Wicked Trail, after I bought my husband one of your hats and...

How Ultra Marathon Runners Find Time to Train

How Ultra Marathon Runners Find Time to Train

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!"I'd love to sign up for an ultra marathon! I just can't find the time to train or be away from my responsibilities. It's just not for someone like me." Find...

Patience: Why Ultra Marathon Runners Need It

Patience: Why Ultra Marathon Runners Need It

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Ultra Marathon Patience, or lack thereof... You seek excellence and pursue challenge; your goals and passions breathe life into your days. Any bystander would...

Become An Ultra Runner: The First Step

Become An Ultra Runner: The First Step

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Get Your Why Straightened Out So you think you may want to run an ultra marathon, to become an ultra runner? You want to enter the ranks of the uncommon, the...

How to Run 100 Miles: Action

How to Run 100 Miles: Action

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!How to Run 100 Miles. Hint: It's Easier Than You Think "People don't do that," I thought. "Nobody can run 100 miles! How do you run 100 miles?" When I first...

Dismantle Your Wall

Dismantle Your Wall

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!The Wall. You've Hit It. Fatigue is the ultimate mental battleground. Your body is pulling one way and your tapering will is pulling another. Feelings against...

Comfort Is A Lie

Comfort Is A Lie

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!The man looks around at his life. Not much to worry about. Not a lot of sweat. No real adversity. "Perfect," he thinks. "I'm comfortable." Isn't life supposed to...

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

Bleed For It

Bleed For It

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George Callahan It’s easy to sit on the side and watch it all go by. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. People around you and I do it every single day. There it goes, right now, while you read this. What is it? What is all this going by? Opportunity. Not...

Motivation Is Not Real: Run Without It

Motivation Is Not Real: Run Without It

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE Be Your Own Culture Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!To an outsider, the ultra marathon community appears to lean on motivation. To the outside world, motivation drives an ultra marathon runner to explore...

Why Run An Ultra Marathon? The Taller Peak…

Why Run An Ultra Marathon? The Taller Peak…

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!I know what it's like to fall asleep while running. I've rested my hands on my knees as I trudged up a rugged trail, 90 miles from the starting line, wondering...

Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?

Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?   "Boy, That's a Long Distance" I remember the first time someone asked if I ever wanted to run a marathon. My longest run to...

Shawn Livingston: Be Somebody’s Pacer

Shawn Livingston: Be Somebody’s Pacer

Reading Time: 5 minutes

FREE "Be Somebody's Pacer " Sticker! No Credit Card Required!⬇️Read Below⬇️ about Be Somebody's Pacer  Written By George CallahanWoke The Monster “He’s a lazy, lying, lost, hopeless drug addict,” Shawn Livingston...

Ultra Runner Candice Burt: Read the Fine Print

Ultra Runner Candice Burt: Read the Fine Print

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanMile 92 When I reached mile 92 (shortly before the above picture was taken) of my first 100 mile race, the Burning River 100, I was told I wouldn’t finish. I was almost hoping to miss cut-offs by this point in the race, for someone to pull me...

Victims Die Slow

Victims Die Slow

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanCasting Call The Victim strolls through life, uninhibited by his own tragic state, unaware of the folly of his existence. When life goes well, he laughs and sings and is captivated by his circumstances. Life is glorious and wonderful; all is...

One Breath Of Air

One Breath Of Air

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!People fear what is inside them. I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. You probably fear what is inside you. All of your hopes and dreams, your wildest ambitions...

Let’s Cut Back On Tolerance

Let’s Cut Back On Tolerance

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanThere are moments in a person’s life when he or she says, “Why am I tolerating this?” He knows he deserves better treatment at work; his skills are undervalued and underutilized. She sees her care and affection wasted in an emotionally absent...

Be Your Own Culture

Be Your Own Culture

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By George Callahan FREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!When a person embraces mediocrity and settles into a complacent existence, he or she admits an unpreparedness for life and an unwillingness to reach the...

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 23 minutes

Written By Scott WaldropScott is the Road Runner's Club of America's North Carolina State Representative, an RRCA and New Balance Raleigh Run Coach, and is one of 22 ambassadors for The Herren Project, an organization with the mission to support, inspire, and empower...

Training and Expectations

Training and Expectations

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Most people running their first, or second, or third ultra marathon carry expectations into the race. They had training expectations; they planned the miles and...

My Top 3 Ultra Marathon Tips [Mental Hacks]

My Top 3 Ultra Marathon Tips [Mental Hacks]

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!My Three Tips and Tricks for ultra marathoners The top three Tips and Tricks I used in the beginning of my ultra marathon running journey, the three Mind Hacks...

My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Umstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile...

You DNF Months Before Your Race

You DNF Months Before Your Race

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanWhen you toe the line for your first ultra marathon, or any race after, there will be someone running with you that no one else can see. His bib has no number. It simply reads "DNF." He's right there when you start the long journey down the...

Run 100 Miles With No Pain

Run 100 Miles With No Pain

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!If a person hasn't experienced physical pain in union with mental and emotional pain, an ultra marathon could be a worthwhile lesson in pain management. What is...

5 Things Your First Ultra Will Teach You

5 Things Your First Ultra Will Teach You

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!You've signed up. You've decided the Wicked Trail is meant for you; you want to experience your first ultra marathon and all the joy that comes with conquering,...

3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Fasted Running: Welcome to the Wicked Trail For thirteen miles, I felt invincible. During the final three miles, I wasn't sure I'd finish. I felt like I did near...

The Best Ultra Marathons Aren’t What You Think

The Best Ultra Marathons Aren’t What You Think

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!"What's the best ultra marathon?" Is it the most remote or adventurous like Marathon des Sables, the most challenging like Badwater or the H.U.R.T 100? Rather,...

Ultra Marathon DNF: Yes, You Failed [But It’s Ok]

Ultra Marathon DNF: Yes, You Failed [But It’s Ok]

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!MediocrityI was perusing some online ultra marathon running groups last weekend and came across a post about DNFs in ultra running. DNF stands for "Did Not...

Blame Yourself Blindly: Ultra Runner’s Mentality

Blame Yourself Blindly: Ultra Runner’s Mentality

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!There are people in this life that are walled in. They're stuck in the parking lot, but they don't realize it. Over the wall, this wall that surrounds the parking...

5 Ways to Be Your Own Culture

5 Ways to Be Your Own Culture

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!A Quick "Be Your Own Culture" Testimony"I decided to truly embrace this mantra, this mantra of the Wicked Trail, after I bought my husband one of your hats and...

How Ultra Marathon Runners Find Time to Train

How Ultra Marathon Runners Find Time to Train

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!"I'd love to sign up for an ultra marathon! I just can't find the time to train or be away from my responsibilities. It's just not for someone like me." Find...

Patience: Why Ultra Marathon Runners Need It

Patience: Why Ultra Marathon Runners Need It

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Ultra Marathon Patience, or lack thereof... You seek excellence and pursue challenge; your goals and passions breathe life into your days. Any bystander would...

Become An Ultra Runner: The First Step

Become An Ultra Runner: The First Step

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Get Your Why Straightened Out So you think you may want to run an ultra marathon, to become an ultra runner? You want to enter the ranks of the uncommon, the...

How to Run 100 Miles: Action

How to Run 100 Miles: Action

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!How to Run 100 Miles. Hint: It's Easier Than You Think "People don't do that," I thought. "Nobody can run 100 miles! How do you run 100 miles?" When I first...

Dismantle Your Wall

Dismantle Your Wall

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!The Wall. You've Hit It. Fatigue is the ultimate mental battleground. Your body is pulling one way and your tapering will is pulling another. Feelings against...

Comfort Is A Lie

Comfort Is A Lie

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!The man looks around at his life. Not much to worry about. Not a lot of sweat. No real adversity. "Perfect," he thinks. "I'm comfortable." Isn't life supposed to...

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

Bleed For It

Bleed For It

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George Callahan It’s easy to sit on the side and watch it all go by. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. People around you and I do it every single day. There it goes, right now, while you read this. What is it? What is all this going by? Opportunity. Not...

Motivation Is Not Real: Run Without It

Motivation Is Not Real: Run Without It

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE Be Your Own Culture Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!To an outsider, the ultra marathon community appears to lean on motivation. To the outside world, motivation drives an ultra marathon runner to explore...

Why Run An Ultra Marathon? The Taller Peak…

Why Run An Ultra Marathon? The Taller Peak…

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!I know what it's like to fall asleep while running. I've rested my hands on my knees as I trudged up a rugged trail, 90 miles from the starting line, wondering...

Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?

Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Are Ultra Marathons Bad For You?   "Boy, That's a Long Distance" I remember the first time someone asked if I ever wanted to run a marathon. My longest run to...

Shawn Livingston: Be Somebody’s Pacer

Shawn Livingston: Be Somebody’s Pacer

Reading Time: 5 minutes

FREE "Be Somebody's Pacer " Sticker! No Credit Card Required!⬇️Read Below⬇️ about Be Somebody's Pacer  Written By George CallahanWoke The Monster “He’s a lazy, lying, lost, hopeless drug addict,” Shawn Livingston...

Ultra Runner Candice Burt: Read the Fine Print

Ultra Runner Candice Burt: Read the Fine Print

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanMile 92 When I reached mile 92 (shortly before the above picture was taken) of my first 100 mile race, the Burning River 100, I was told I wouldn’t finish. I was almost hoping to miss cut-offs by this point in the race, for someone to pull me...

Victims Die Slow

Victims Die Slow

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanCasting Call The Victim strolls through life, uninhibited by his own tragic state, unaware of the folly of his existence. When life goes well, he laughs and sings and is captivated by his circumstances. Life is glorious and wonderful; all is...

One Breath Of Air

One Breath Of Air

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!People fear what is inside them. I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. You probably fear what is inside you. All of your hopes and dreams, your wildest ambitions...

Let’s Cut Back On Tolerance

Let’s Cut Back On Tolerance

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanThere are moments in a person’s life when he or she says, “Why am I tolerating this?” He knows he deserves better treatment at work; his skills are undervalued and underutilized. She sees her care and affection wasted in an emotionally absent...

Be Your Own Culture

Be Your Own Culture

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By George Callahan FREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!When a person embraces mediocrity and settles into a complacent existence, he or she admits an unpreparedness for life and an unwillingness to reach the...

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 23 minutes

Written By Scott WaldropScott is the Road Runner's Club of America's North Carolina State Representative, an RRCA and New Balance Raleigh Run Coach, and is one of 22 ambassadors for The Herren Project, an organization with the mission to support, inspire, and empower...

Training and Expectations

Training and Expectations

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Most people running their first, or second, or third ultra marathon carry expectations into the race. They had training expectations; they planned the miles and...

My Top 3 Ultra Marathon Tips [Mental Hacks]

My Top 3 Ultra Marathon Tips [Mental Hacks]

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!My Three Tips and Tricks for ultra marathoners The top three Tips and Tricks I used in the beginning of my ultra marathon running journey, the three Mind Hacks...

My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Umstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile...

You DNF Months Before Your Race

You DNF Months Before Your Race

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanWhen you toe the line for your first ultra marathon, or any race after, there will be someone running with you that no one else can see. His bib has no number. It simply reads "DNF." He's right there when you start the long journey down the...

Run 100 Miles With No Pain

Run 100 Miles With No Pain

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!If a person hasn't experienced physical pain in union with mental and emotional pain, an ultra marathon could be a worthwhile lesson in pain management. What is...

5 Things Your First Ultra Will Teach You

5 Things Your First Ultra Will Teach You

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!You've signed up. You've decided the Wicked Trail is meant for you; you want to experience your first ultra marathon and all the joy that comes with conquering,...

3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Fasted Running: Welcome to the Wicked Trail For thirteen miles, I felt invincible. During the final three miles, I wasn't sure I'd finish. I felt like I did near...

The Best Ultra Marathons Aren’t What You Think

The Best Ultra Marathons Aren’t What You Think

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!"What's the best ultra marathon?" Is it the most remote or adventurous like Marathon des Sables, the most challenging like Badwater or the H.U.R.T 100? Rather,...

Ultra Marathon DNF: Yes, You Failed [But It’s Ok]

Ultra Marathon DNF: Yes, You Failed [But It’s Ok]

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!MediocrityI was perusing some online ultra marathon running groups last weekend and came across a post about DNFs in ultra running. DNF stands for "Did Not...

Blame Yourself Blindly: Ultra Runner’s Mentality

Blame Yourself Blindly: Ultra Runner’s Mentality

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!There are people in this life that are walled in. They're stuck in the parking lot, but they don't realize it. Over the wall, this wall that surrounds the parking...

5 Ways to Be Your Own Culture

5 Ways to Be Your Own Culture

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!A Quick "Be Your Own Culture" Testimony"I decided to truly embrace this mantra, this mantra of the Wicked Trail, after I bought my husband one of your hats and...

How Ultra Marathon Runners Find Time to Train

How Ultra Marathon Runners Find Time to Train

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!"I'd love to sign up for an ultra marathon! I just can't find the time to train or be away from my responsibilities. It's just not for someone like me." Find...

Patience: Why Ultra Marathon Runners Need It

Patience: Why Ultra Marathon Runners Need It

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Ultra Marathon Patience, or lack thereof... You seek excellence and pursue challenge; your goals and passions breathe life into your days. Any bystander would...

Become An Ultra Runner: The First Step

Become An Ultra Runner: The First Step

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Get Your Why Straightened Out So you think you may want to run an ultra marathon, to become an ultra runner? You want to enter the ranks of the uncommon, the...

How to Run 100 Miles: Action

How to Run 100 Miles: Action

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!How to Run 100 Miles. Hint: It's Easier Than You Think "People don't do that," I thought. "Nobody can run 100 miles! How do you run 100 miles?" When I first...

Dismantle Your Wall

Dismantle Your Wall

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!The Wall. You've Hit It. Fatigue is the ultimate mental battleground. Your body is pulling one way and your tapering will is pulling another. Feelings against...

My Dirty Hat

My Dirty Hat

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George Callahan“I thought about buying a new hat, a fresh and clean one, but it wouldn’t be the same. It’s my hat. It knows my struggles on the trail and my successes. I’ve trained and raced with it. It’s tasted sweat and dirt and lots of stream water on...

Creation Trail

Creation Trail

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanI smell the trees and taste the sun. Have you ever tasted the sun? The hairs on my arms stand at attention as a strange nostalgia envelops me. I haven’t been here before, but its like the ghost of every other explorer who’s helped to pack the...

Gravel

Gravel

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George Callahan Rugged shoes stand before a yellow gate; it reads: Those who know the song. “What song?” I wonder. I step from the parking lot and pass the yellow gate onto the crushed limestone of a logging trail. The trail is worn and rutted and damp, and...

Grounded By Home Trails

Grounded By Home Trails

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI’m not lost. I’m grinding to the top of a pine-lined logging road, only 2 miles from the trail head and I know exactly where I am. I’m not a thousand miles away, reading an upside down topo map tea stained with sweat, wondering if I have...

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 23 minutes

Written By Scott WaldropScott is the Road Runner's Club of America's North Carolina State Representative, an RRCA and New Balance Raleigh Run Coach, and is one of 22 ambassadors for The Herren Project, an organization with the mission to support, inspire, and empower...

Synthetic Trance

Synthetic Trance

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Written By Erik Hamilton Back in my day --because all good stories begin this way-- I was a child of the 80's. I wanted it all: the loudest guitars, the longest and biggest hair, the fastest car. Too young to have any of this, I was glued to my drum set, Lego bricks,...

My Dirty Hat

My Dirty Hat

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George Callahan“I thought about buying a new hat, a fresh and clean one, but it wouldn’t be the same. It’s my hat. It knows my struggles on the trail and my successes. I’ve trained and raced with it. It’s tasted sweat and dirt and lots of stream water on...

Creation Trail

Creation Trail

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanI smell the trees and taste the sun. Have you ever tasted the sun? The hairs on my arms stand at attention as a strange nostalgia envelops me. I haven’t been here before, but its like the ghost of every other explorer who’s helped to pack the...

Gravel

Gravel

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George Callahan Rugged shoes stand before a yellow gate; it reads: Those who know the song. “What song?” I wonder. I step from the parking lot and pass the yellow gate onto the crushed limestone of a logging trail. The trail is worn and rutted and damp, and...

Grounded By Home Trails

Grounded By Home Trails

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI’m not lost. I’m grinding to the top of a pine-lined logging road, only 2 miles from the trail head and I know exactly where I am. I’m not a thousand miles away, reading an upside down topo map tea stained with sweat, wondering if I have...

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 23 minutes

Written By Scott WaldropScott is the Road Runner's Club of America's North Carolina State Representative, an RRCA and New Balance Raleigh Run Coach, and is one of 22 ambassadors for The Herren Project, an organization with the mission to support, inspire, and empower...

Synthetic Trance

Synthetic Trance

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Written By Erik Hamilton Back in my day --because all good stories begin this way-- I was a child of the 80's. I wanted it all: the loudest guitars, the longest and biggest hair, the fastest car. Too young to have any of this, I was glued to my drum set, Lego bricks,...

My Dirty Hat

My Dirty Hat

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George Callahan“I thought about buying a new hat, a fresh and clean one, but it wouldn’t be the same. It’s my hat. It knows my struggles on the trail and my successes. I’ve trained and raced with it. It’s tasted sweat and dirt and lots of stream water on...

Creation Trail

Creation Trail

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George CallahanI smell the trees and taste the sun. Have you ever tasted the sun? The hairs on my arms stand at attention as a strange nostalgia envelops me. I haven’t been here before, but its like the ghost of every other explorer who’s helped to pack the...

Gravel

Gravel

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Written By George Callahan Rugged shoes stand before a yellow gate; it reads: Those who know the song. “What song?” I wonder. I step from the parking lot and pass the yellow gate onto the crushed limestone of a logging trail. The trail is worn and rutted and damp, and...

Grounded By Home Trails

Grounded By Home Trails

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI’m not lost. I’m grinding to the top of a pine-lined logging road, only 2 miles from the trail head and I know exactly where I am. I’m not a thousand miles away, reading an upside down topo map tea stained with sweat, wondering if I have...

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 23 minutes

Written By Scott WaldropScott is the Road Runner's Club of America's North Carolina State Representative, an RRCA and New Balance Raleigh Run Coach, and is one of 22 ambassadors for The Herren Project, an organization with the mission to support, inspire, and empower...

Synthetic Trance

Synthetic Trance

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Written By Erik Hamilton Back in my day --because all good stories begin this way-- I was a child of the 80's. I wanted it all: the loudest guitars, the longest and biggest hair, the fastest car. Too young to have any of this, I was glued to my drum set, Lego bricks,...

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Umstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile...

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written by George Callahan We didn't expect snow, and we didn't expect my sister's SUV to be front-wheel drive. Weather in the mountains of Virginia is fast-changing and not always perfect in prediction, just like an ultra marathon! My first mountain ultra marathon,...

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Ultra marathon running isn't about winning, unless it is. Ultra marathon running is subjective; a person's journey through the darkness, down the Wicked Trail, is...

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!My third ultra marathon, in my home state of North Carolina, has nearly arrived. The Light 2 Light 50 Miler will take place one week from today; I haven't run...

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Reading Time: 14 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!***Note: This race report represents the Burning River 100 as a point-to-point course, before it was changed in 2019. HOWEVER, this race report is about...

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Umstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile...

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written by George Callahan We didn't expect snow, and we didn't expect my sister's SUV to be front-wheel drive. Weather in the mountains of Virginia is fast-changing and not always perfect in prediction, just like an ultra marathon! My first mountain ultra marathon,...

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Ultra marathon running isn't about winning, unless it is. Ultra marathon running is subjective; a person's journey through the darkness, down the Wicked Trail, is...

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!My third ultra marathon, in my home state of North Carolina, has nearly arrived. The Light 2 Light 50 Miler will take place one week from today; I haven't run...

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Reading Time: 14 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!***Note: This race report represents the Burning River 100 as a point-to-point course, before it was changed in 2019. HOWEVER, this race report is about...

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Umstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile...

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written by George Callahan We didn't expect snow, and we didn't expect my sister's SUV to be front-wheel drive. Weather in the mountains of Virginia is fast-changing and not always perfect in prediction, just like an ultra marathon! My first mountain ultra marathon,...

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Comfort Is A Lie" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!Ultra marathon running isn't about winning, unless it is. Ultra marathon running is subjective; a person's journey through the darkness, down the Wicked Trail, is...

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!My third ultra marathon, in my home state of North Carolina, has nearly arrived. The Light 2 Light 50 Miler will take place one week from today; I haven't run...

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Reading Time: 14 minutes

Written By George CallahanFREE "Be Your Own Culture" Sticker! No Credit Card Required!!***Note: This race report represents the Burning River 100 as a point-to-point course, before it was changed in 2019. HOWEVER, this race report is about...

Michael Moran

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