Tag: Running

Grandma’s Marathon Race Report

Race Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 7:45am My path to Grandma’s Marathon started in a painful state on the ride home from Twin Cities Marathon 8 months prior. I finished with a personal worst of 3:47 at the marathon, unless you include winter trail versions of the race distance… in which case I finished […]

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Zumbro Midnight 50 Mile Race Report

Race Day: Friday, April 7, 2017 – 11:59pm Never in my life have I had such a perfect training block leading up to a race. I guess that is a bold statement to make, but I feel like there is always some sort of question or apprehension, some¬†little nagging injury or training fall-out that makes […]

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Voyageur 50 Mile Race Report

Race Day: July 30, 2016 6am I had a whole host of questions and doubts in my mind going into the revered Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile. A race with such history and such talent every year, coupled with my severe lack of focused training, made me question and doubt my ability to hold together a […]

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Superior Spring 50k Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, May 21, 2016 Location: Lutsen, MN The few days before race day were accepting that the Superior Spring 50k was going to be a hard race. The weeks prior were not ideal training conditions: traveling, vacation, business traveling, rock and roll festivals, heavy drinking, a bad cold, more or less in that […]

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Zumbro 50 Mile Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 12:01am 50 miles is a lot of ground to cover. 2016 is the year for long backpacking trips, hiking, walking, slow-walking, and so on. However, I love racing and just can’t give it up. With a few forays into ultramarathons, I realized that they’re really fun and challenging, […]

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Fitger’s 5k Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 9am Time to blast the cobwebs off. I had some really nervous and exciting energy around the Fitger’s 5k. Historically, this has been a race where I can see where I’m at in the early season. Also, historically I start training big in March and so, and I’ve […]

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U.S. Snowshoe National Championships Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 10am Driving to Eau Claire, WI, I felt a different mood than most higher priority races. I didn’t feel nervous, I didn’t have a specific goal, and I wasn’t scared of complete failure. This was to be a fun race. And a fun race it was! After qualifying […]

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Boulder Lake Snowshoe Stomp Race Report

Race Day: Sunday, January 18, 2015 — 11:06am This race was number three of the weekend. Historically, I’ve noticed that snowshoe running is very physically taxing and I had never raced before. After 15k of hard racing the day before at the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run, I was a little curious to see how […]

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Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, January 17, 2015 — 9am This weekend was shaping up to be a pretty good test of endurance. The lineup was Freeze Yer Gizzard 5k, then the 10k an hour later, a 10k snowshoe race the next day, and capping it off with a Beer Mile. Four races in two days, and […]

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Tuscobia Winter Ultra Race Report

Race Day: January 3, 2015 – 7am “This is fun to me.” After Wild Duluth 50k, I was pretty amped up on long running races and the whole ultramarathon scene. Tony, General Manager at Duluth Running Co., planted the seed in my mind after talking about this Tuscobia race in the middle of winter. The […]

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Wild Duluth 50k Race Report

Race Day: October 18, 2014 — 8am Wild Duluth is the perfect 50k course. Saturday was the perfect day and I had a perfect race. I registered for the Wild Duluth 50k many months ago and knew I wanted to race it well. Therefore, I trained very specifically and with a high priority for this […]

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Whistlestop Marathon Race Report

Race Day: October 11, 2014 – 8:30am I jumped in the Whistlestop Half Marathon after much, much deliberation. My priority race is the Wild Duluth 50k, which is only a week after Whistlestop, so the risk of injury or slow recovery is pretty high. Not to mention, it was $90 to register late. I wanted […]

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