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The 1,000 Mile Class of 2015

I had just started my 140th lap, which was the same number in miles during the third day of the 72 hour race at 3 Days at the Fair held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey. The afternoon sun hovered in a cloudless sky as runners took cover in the shade. Some were still on the course braving the afternoon heat and I was one of them.

Born to Run_2999 Jeff Genova

Born to Run 200 miles

“Seek and you will find.” Well I found what I was looking for, the fact that I knew I was going to be running day and night thrilled me. That’s all I wanted.

Pacing in a 100-Miler: A Nice Way to Spend the Night

What’s it like to run 100 miles? To get an idea without all the effort, consider pacing someone in a 100-mile race. There are real benefits — you can run comfortably at an easy pace, enjoy the people and the scenery, and have a good training run.

North South Lakes from Sunset Rock on the Escarpment Trail in the Catskills Photo: Ben Murphy BenMurphyOnline.com

Meet Ben Murphy – a 2015 participant in Manitou’s Revenge

Manitou’s Revenge might the hardest 50 (technically it is 54) mile race in the United States. In 50 miles runners climb over 15,000 feet of hand over foot, rocky, root covered, wet mountains. The Catskill mountains of New York, not known for towering peaks but more for the soul crushing technicality is where this race calls home.

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Even Pacing Should Sometimes Mean Uneven Splits

Because this race is out-and-back and because the return has a net elevation loss I expected most runners would run close to even splits but a comparison of the halfway and the finish times showed this to be false.

Case Study: Buckle Fever

Buckle fever, or chronic ego driven exhaustion (CEDE), has been known to cause premature DNF and extreme remorse. This case study is taken from the 2015 Western States Endurance Run.