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Posts tagged “100 miles

Javelina Jundred 100 – Race Report (October 2015)

I was nervous. But I wasn’t scared.

I ran hard. But I didn’t ‘best’ people.

I won. But I didn’t crush others.

That’s where I differ. I don’t think I’m the greatest. I’m no bullet train. and I don’t walk across fire.  (more…)

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Not the West Highland Way – Race Report (June 2015)

It’s been a while.

It was a race I hadn’t really planned to do with the IAU WorldTrail Champs being only a few weeks earlier. Lots of sensible reasons not to. But racing isn’t as cold as that for me. Things aren’t black and white.

I don’t race to strict heart rate zones. Sometimes I run sections hard because it feels good. Sometimes I slow because I feel like it, and I can (or simply that I have to). Sometimes I make mistakes. Other times it comes good. It’s a race. Not a time trial. And sometimes you make racing decisions that you’ll live with, good or bad. (more…)