The Runner’s High Vol 13: Post Race Blues

The Runner’s High Vol 13: Post Race Blues

It Starts With the High On March 20, I ran the Mission 100K, and it was incredible.  Covering ten laps of a 10K course, it was 62 miles of beautiful, torturous single track bike trail that snaked through Brown’s Creek Bike Park in Elizabethtown, NC  The venue is...
The Runner’s High Vol 11: The Rise of The Ultras

The Runner’s High Vol 11: The Rise of The Ultras

“You just finished 100 miles, buddy.” Those were Tom Clifford’s words as Russ Leaptrot rounded out his 24-hour effort to win the Southern Tour Ultra Last Man Standing event in mid-January.  Tom has directed plenty of races, but this was no doubt his first time closing...
The Runner’s High Vol. 8: Be Your Own Hero

The Runner’s High Vol. 8: Be Your Own Hero

312 miles.  That is the distance that Belgian runner Karel Sabbe covered over 75 hours earlier this month during the 2020 Big’s Backyard Ultra World Championship.  Just over 3 days of running.  Can you imagine?  Every now and then someone comes along and redefines...