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 peer-review scholarly article, The Ascetic Life of the Ultrarunner, is published in the fall 2018 issue of Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality. To access the article, click here.
I am featured in the Feb 2018 issue of Endurance Sports & Fitness magazine.
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 inclde 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles, 12 hr, 24 hr, and 48 hr events, as well as multi-day stage ultras. I have run 50-mile, 100-mile, 100K, and 24-hour ultra 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 59 years young and still running. 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 ultra 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.
My Race Results on UltraSignup