Some Random Observations about Ultrarunning

1. run100s.com now lists 83 100 mile races in North America.  Yeah, that includes the Canucks but does anybody even run their events? 2. We still have a magazine that lists every finisher from every ultra run in this country. DNFs are excluded but I know somebody who is keeping track. 3. Most race directors …

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To The Track

The venerable A Jizzle Wizzle is coming to Oregon next week.  One of the things he’ll be doing, in addition to visiting family, is meeting me at Hayward Field on Wednesday before Thanksgiving to a run a mile.  No pacers.  Just two old ultrarunners going head to head.  Because he loves to bet, we’re going …

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Wrong Turns

Guest Post by White Trash (Alan Abbs) I just received the latest issues of Trailrunner and Ultrarunning magazines, both of which referred to the debacle at Flagline 50K, and my thoughts turned to the subject of wrong turns. We’ve all taken them at one time or another — in training runs they open up new …

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The Queen

If you haven’t noticed, the Queen, a.k.a. Meghan Arbogast, is having one hell of a year at 49 years old.  A year that could end with the title Ultrarunner of the Year.  She is in Gibraltar this week to run in her third World 100K championship and it wouldn’t surprise me if she is standing …

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