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...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 10: How to Run Your Best in 2021!

Bringing In The New Year! Well, we made it!  2020 was interesting, to say the least.  And now we find ourselves at that magical time of year where we get to reinvent exactly who we want to be.  It’s easier to picture the stronger, more confident versions of...

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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...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 6: Developing Mental Toughness

“Make It Hurt” So…I threw up in the bushes yesterday.  With a tenth of a mile to go in my 8-mile progression run, my stomach revolted, and I ended up freshening up some pine straw with my coffee from earlier that morning.  Darn.  So close.  It wasn’t the ideal ending...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 2: Southern Tour Ultra 2020 Recap

With many organized races either canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, I thought it would be fun to relive one of my all time favorite events. This past January I had the opportunity to run a 5-mile leg of a 10-person, 50-mile relay.   The relay was part of the...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 1: Why Motivation Sucks

We have all been there.  We see or hear something that lights a fire in our belly, and we are ready to take on the world.  It could be a friend’s Instagram post, our new favorite book, an inspiring podcast, a scene from a Netflix documentary, or anything really…but...

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