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LABuckeye


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Comment 03 Jul 2015

I assure you that I do. Except at some points during longer races.

Comment 03 Jul 2015

I am certainly not good at it. I can just do it badly for a long time...

Comment 03 Jul 2015

I do own the speed record for the distance between my living room and the shitter.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

All sports-related disdain for that state aside, I love the Upper Peninsula. I love a lot of things in that state, actually, that don't have the words "University" in them or are at least 100 miles from Detroit. That said, I've traveled across this great country a lot, and anyone listing Michigan as number one in that list is at best not being objective, and at worst an absolute idiot.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

The race had 87 finishers out of 193 starters, which is an extraordinarily low finish rate.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

It definitely is. Unfortunately, the idyllic nature of the covered bridge/dam area was tempered considerably by firefighters dragging the water searching for the bodies of kids that drowned the evening before.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

The biggest reason I wanted to come back here to run this race was because my parents used to take us to Mohican often when we were children, and my awe of it was a major contributor to me becoming a biologist and an outdoorsman. My mom knows the trails well, and admitted after the race that she was scared about me being out there.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

You are doing well. Nobody would call ultras normal. Not even ultrarunners.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

The trail conditions on loop 3 were so bad, I wouldn't have hiked on it with fresh legs.

Comment 19 Jun 2015
I just now finished stocking up on food and liquids for my mom to dole out to me during the race. I fully expect my stomach to turn, so I'm bringing a diversity of calorie sources.
Comment 19 Jun 2015

That was almost certainly Dean Karnazes, who somehow gets all the press and TV appearances despite not being the best ultrarunner out there.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Ha! I wanted to drop at the aid station before the one I ended up dropping at. My wife was crewing me, and she did what she was supposed to do: tried to set me straight and wouldn't let me drop. The next station after that was remote and had no crew access, and I knew the whole time I was running to there that I was going to drop there as my crew couldn't stop me. I had the aid station officials cut off my medical bracelet the minute I walked in. The problem was, I was deep in the mountains and my wife was waiting for me at the next station past that. She had no idea what was happening. I couldn't get a ride out of the remote station until about midnight.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

I invariably fantasize about beer and steak at some point in a race. In long races, however, my stomach can sometimes get really bad and I'll have a hard time keeping down anything at the finish.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

I've had a tough go training. I've had knee issues since I was a kid when I used to be a catcher. Never imagined I could run distances like this. This year, my left knee has bothered me a lot and I haven't trained as much as I should, maybe averaging 40 to 50 miles per week. Through determination, if the knee doesn't get too painful, I am in good enough shape to do it. It will just be really hard.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

I have a 2012 automatic. I prefer manuals, but they are the worst in stop and go traffic, which is something I see now and then in Los Angeles.