Our Approach to Ultra Marathon Training Is Pretty Simple…

Whether it is your first ultra marathon, or your one hundredth, there are values that will create in you an indomitable will, an iron heart, and the physical endurance to conquer that which you set out to accomplish.

These values, which I will tell you about below, are the values of the Wicked Trail.

What is the Wicked Trail?

The Wicked Trail is a mindset, rooted in value and belief -YOUR values and beliefs- allowing you to access that which before seemed inaccessible.

Your mind is a powerful tool, a weapon. Forge it against complacency, wield it in your battle against comfort, and sharpen it to create the life you were meant to enjoy.

We are ultra marathon runners, you and I.

Even if you haven’t yet crossed the finish line of a 100 mile race, or set out into the ominous mountains from a warm, social-buzzed aid station, you found your way here. Challenges that life has sprinkled along your own Wicked Trail have formed an ultra marathon unique to you.

You’ve tasted pain, laughed and cried, and stood against adversity.

You’ve faced demons and celebrated great victories.

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and get on the Wicked Trail, by choice; you must decide today, in reading this brief training manual, to put off the shackles of a culture rooted in opinion and comfort and run the Wicked FCKN Trail.

Welcome to the Wicked Trail…

It Really Is All In Your Head…

When I reached mile 92 of my first 100 mile ultra marathon, I was projected to miss the cut-off by 7 minutes. 7 minutes behind schedule meant I was actually hours behind schedule; I thought it would be a 25 or 26 hour journey.

I was wrong.

Way wrong.

I’d just made the second-last aid station before they shut it down; a nice lady told me to “haul ass” or I wouldn’t make it.

I couldn’t believe it.

7 minutes.

I made a decision leaving that aid station that I would finish. I did not come 28 hours and 92 miles to leave empty-handed.

I considered the crushing defeat that was rising in front of me.

I had to crush it.

If you want to read more about that race, click here.

My near failure (yes, a DNF is a failure) led my mind to explore the actions leading up to the race and the consequences of those actions. Before and during an ultra marathon, we make choices.

The smallest, most inconsequential decisions and actions can have a profound impact on your Wicked Trail.

That’s what successful ultra marathon training can be summarized as: decisions aimed toward goal fulfillment.

It really is all in your head

Our Approach to Ultra Marathon Training Is Pretty Simple…

Whether it is your first ultra marathon, or your one hundredth, there are values that will create in you an indomitable will, an iron heart, and the physical endurance to conquer that which you set out to accomplish.

These values, which I will tell you about below, are the values of the Wicked Trail.

What is the Wicked Trail?

The Wicked Trail is a mindset, rooted in value and belief -YOUR values and beliefs- allowing you to access that which before seemed inaccessible.

Your mind is a powerful tool, a weapon. Forge it against complacency, wield it in your battle against comfort, and sharpen it to create the life you were meant to enjoy.

We are ultra marathon runners, you and I.

Even if you haven’t yet crossed the finish line of a 100 mile race, or set out into the ominous mountains from a warm, social-buzzed aid station, you found your way here. Challenges that life has sprinkled along your own Wicked Trail have formed an ultra marathon unique to you.

You’ve tasted pain, laughed and cried, and stood against adversity.

You’ve faced demons and celebrated great victories.

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and get on the Wicked Trail, by choice; you must decide today, in reading this brief training manual, to put off the shackles of a culture rooted in opinion and comfort and run the Wicked FCKN Trail.

Welcome to the Wicked Trail…

It Really Is All In Your Head…

When I reached mile 92 of my first 100 mile ultra marathon, I was projected to miss the cut-off by 7 minutes. 7 minutes behind schedule meant I was actually hours behind schedule; I thought it would be a 25 or 26 hour journey.

I was wrong.

Way wrong.

I’d just made the second-last aid station before they shut it down; a nice lady told me to “haul ass” or I wouldn’t make it.

I couldn’t believe it.

7 minutes.

I made a decision leaving that aid station that I would finish. I did not come 28 hours and 92 miles to leave empty-handed.

I considered the crushing defeat that was rising in front of me.

I had to crush it.

If you want to read more about that race, click here.

My near failure (yes, a DNF is a failure) led my mind to explore the actions leading up to the race and the consequences of those actions. Before and during an ultra marathon, we make choices.

The smallest, most inconsequential decisions and actions can have a profound impact on your Wicked Trail.

That’s what successful ultra marathon training can be summarized as: decisions aimed toward goal fulfillment.

It really is all in your head