George’s Wicked Trail

UltraRunning • Trail Running

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report: First Ultra Marathon Victory

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 driven by his or her own passions, fears, and desires. This journey into pain is driven by his or her own...

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One Week From The Light 2 Light 50 Mile Run

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 an ultra marathon since my 29-hour Burning River 100 nightmare in July, six whole months ago. What did I...

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Fasted Running Is Your Best Friend: 3 Reasons To Try It

For thirteen miles, I felt invincible. For the final three, I wasn't sure I'd finish. I felt like I did near the end of my first 100 mile race, although with much less lower body-body pain. It was an ultra marathon replication. I smiled during those long, arduous...

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Why Run An Ultramarathon? To Find A Taller Peak…

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 where the race had gone wrong. I've stumbled around roots and rocks in the dark, praying that the sun would...

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How NOT To Train For An Ultra Marathon

How NOT to Train for an Ultramarathon When Planning Fails I signed up for my first 100 mile ultra marathon riding the high of having just finished my first 50 mile race. I knew 16 weeks was plenty of time to prepare; I would capitalize on what I learned in training...

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Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report My Wicked Trail My 2018 Burning River 100 Race Report may not look like some of the other race reports you’ve read. I’m not actually sure how those who provide detailed race reports do so; my memory is fogged, it went by so fast, and it...

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Tapering for My First 100-Mile Ultramarathon

I’m tapering for my first 100-mile ultramarathon. Not only in the traditional sense… Tapering for a race is expected. Tapering for an ultra marathon is normal. A taper of physical training is important for feeling rested and physically prepared to accomplish a great...

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Your First Ultra Marathon. My First 100 Mile Race. Why?

“What’s your weekly mileage?” “Are you ready? “It’s going to take how long?” “Why would you ever do that to your body?” “I could never do that.” Not enough. Probably not. At least a whole day. It’s not about what happens to my body. Yes, you could. I dove into the...

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George’s Wicked Trail

UltraRunning • Trail Running

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report: First Ultra Marathon Victory

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 driven by his or her own passions, fears, and desires. This journey into pain is driven by his or her own...

read more

One Week From The Light 2 Light 50 Mile Run

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 an ultra marathon since my 29-hour Burning River 100 nightmare in July, six whole months ago. What did I...

read more

Fasted Running Is Your Best Friend: 3 Reasons To Try It

For thirteen miles, I felt invincible. For the final three, I wasn't sure I'd finish. I felt like I did near the end of my first 100 mile race, although with much less lower body-body pain. It was an ultra marathon replication. I smiled during those long, arduous...

read more

Why Run An Ultramarathon? To Find A Taller Peak…

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 where the race had gone wrong. I've stumbled around roots and rocks in the dark, praying that the sun would...

read more

How NOT To Train For An Ultra Marathon

How NOT to Train for an Ultramarathon When Planning Fails I signed up for my first 100 mile ultra marathon riding the high of having just finished my first 50 mile race. I knew 16 weeks was plenty of time to prepare; I would capitalize on what I learned in training...

read more

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report My Wicked Trail My 2018 Burning River 100 Race Report may not look like some of the other race reports you’ve read. I’m not actually sure how those who provide detailed race reports do so; my memory is fogged, it went by so fast, and it...

read more

Tapering for My First 100-Mile Ultramarathon

I’m tapering for my first 100-mile ultramarathon. Not only in the traditional sense… Tapering for a race is expected. Tapering for an ultra marathon is normal. A taper of physical training is important for feeling rested and physically prepared to accomplish a great...

read more

Your First Ultra Marathon. My First 100 Mile Race. Why?

“What’s your weekly mileage?” “Are you ready? “It’s going to take how long?” “Why would you ever do that to your body?” “I could never do that.” Not enough. Probably not. At least a whole day. It’s not about what happens to my body. Yes, you could. I dove into the...

read more