2019 Georgia Jewel 35-miler

After volunteering at this race a few years ago, I finally had the chance to run it. Under the care of Jenny and Franklin Baker, this event has become a sellout and with so many good reasons - awesomely run-able, but challenging course, amazing volunteers, well-stocked aid stations, and as I found, Mount Baker might be the best part.

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Big Bone Lick - Topo Summer Trail Series

Big Bone Lick - Topo Summer Trail Series

This is a great local race with exactly zero frills, hand timing, and about as laid back an atmosphere as you’ll ever find. Coming off a new distance PR last week at Hawthorn Half Day Relay and Ultra, I added this race to round out my recovery week, and it was just what the doctor ordered.

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2019 Hawthorn Half Day - All Sun and Games

2019 Hawthorn Half Day - All Sun and Games

It was all sun and games at Hawthorn Half Day Relay and Ultra! Seriously, it was the hottest day of the year thus far with temps topping out at 87 degrees with plenty of wetland provided humidity and exactly zero clouds until about an hour before the finish. It made for a tough day for everyone, as training for heat isn’t easy when temps jump like that. Such is the nature of Spring races, right?

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2019 Yamacraw 20K - Alternate Course

2019 Yamacraw 20K - Alternate Course

This was the third year in a row that I ran Yamacraw, and I continue to be impressed with race management. We brought back the same crew as last year, and rented a pair of cabins nearby to host the weekend's festivities. It was a wonderful time as usual, and if I'm able to register in time, I'll lace up for the 50K in 2020.

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