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My Ordinary

Ultrarunning Life

I have been running ultras, also called ultramarathons, since 2005. Before tackling ultras, I ran marathons, half-marathons, and 5Ks. I have been running competitively since 1989.

My scholarly article, The Ascetic Life of the Ultrarunner, is published in the fall 2018 issue of Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality

An ultramarathon is defined as any distance beyond the standard 26.2 mile marathon. An ultramarathon is also called an ultra or an ultra endurance run. Ultra distances include 50K, 50-mile, 100K, 100-mile, 12-hr, 24-hr, and 48-hr events, as well as multi-day stage ultras. I have run 50-mile, 100-mile, 100K, 12-hr, 24-hour, 48-hr ultra, and multi-day events.

To prepare for any ultra, I devour online articles, website, blogs, books, and memoirs about ultrarunning and how to train. They are great sources of inspiration and great motivators. They have inspired and continue to inspire me to train and to take on the challenge of running such grueling distances. I am sixty-four years young and still running. Age is just a number.


I believe anyone can run an ultra. I hope my running stories inspire you to start running any and all distances. To read about each of my ultrarunning adventures, click here on the ULTRARUNNING link or hover over the menu bar. The slideshow will take you to each ultramarathon recap. I begin with my first ultra and continue to my most recent ultra.

My most recent race report in Ultrarunning Magazine is the Burning River 50: Four Angels and a Prayer. My race report Wildcat 100: Finishing is Winning is also published in Ultrarunning Magazine.

You'll find my most recent race recaps on my website blog

2022 Hainesport 24-hr race report and video.

2022 Loopy Looper 12-hr race video.

2022 Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 24-hr track ultra race report and video.

My Race Results on UltraSignup

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