Eastern States 100 - 2017 Analysis

Eastern States 100 - 2017 Analysis

In-Depth Look at Eastern States 100 - 2017 With Eastern States 100 being my biggest race of the year (and of my life, to date), I figured I'd give it a hard look at some of the stats and information I was able to gather about it. Because the race opted to use UltraLive to track participants throughout the race, I was able to scrape data from their site and compile it here. It should be noted that the times are recorded by someone that was sitting at the start of the aid stations and asking for a bib number…

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Eastern States 100 - A Force to Be Reckoned With

Eastern States 100 - A Force to Be Reckoned With

NOTE: I have written pieces of this on and off over the past few months, but am finally publishing (despite it being nearly a year since the event). Enjoy! Whoever said that running 100 miles would be easy was either delusional or just telling a lie. This was a time where I felt truly challenged, and didn't know what the outcome would be, even when I was a mere 25 miles from the finish. It was a battle, and my body wasn't cooperating for a majority of the race, all while overcoming the challenges the course threw at me; but…

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From the Dark Skies to Worlds End

From the Dark Skies to Worlds End

Leading into my first 100k trail race, I wanted to be well rested, healthy, and feeling confident. Unfortunately, the only thing that went according to plan at the start was a pretty day ahead of us for the race. I pushed through some pain, some GI issues, and some tired legs to make it to the finish. A story that's very common to those that have toed the line of an ultra. But this one's a little different for me, and for those that venture to the Wilds of Pennsylvania for this race; there's a reason this race should be…

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