The Path to Boston

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“I really didn’t train well enough for this…I’m already tired!” I thought at mile 11. I glanced up at my surroundings and noticed a double amputee pulling off to the side of the road to adjust his prosthetics, and I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. It turns out that the Boston Marathon has a lot to … Read More

Ultra Nutrition

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With spring almost upon us (though you might not know it here in Madison), many runners have started thinking about what races they’ll be running this year.  If you’ve already tackled a marathon and are itching to try something new, you might be considering an ultra.  And so begins the excitement of researching races and distances, deciding on a training … Read More

Making an Ultrarunner

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“Maybe not thriving…but surviving.”  That was the best Facebook status I could come up with after my first venture into ultramarathon running.  Back in May, I had trained for the Madison Marathon with team DetermiNation, and after the race, my friend and teammate Meghan Ross mentioned that she was interested in running an ultra.  Because I was on a post-marathon … Read More