2021 Derby 50k medals vest

Fifth Derby 50k

This year was my 5th year running the Derby 50k event. COVID is still in people’s minds but this year there have been many other events. I am coming from Skinny Turkey on Thursday. Even though I did not run yesterday, my legs are feeling just ok. This year I am back with the hopes to complete the event with …

50 miles on my 50th year? Why not?

Saturday I completed my 1st official 50 miles race. (I know, I did Umstead 100 couple years ago, but I did not have an official 50M) I was supposed to run this event last year, but due to COVID, the event was canceled, and I deferred this year. What a fantastic experience it was. I followed a similar plan as …

Derby 50k first event of 2020

What a year 2020 has been. With COVID ramping up for the most part of the year all but a few events were canceled. The big events were all canceled and some running areas and parks were also closed down due to the virus to prevent the spread of the virus. Mentally I am ok with the decision, there was …

Derby 50k one more PR for 2019

Last year I did Derby 50k and was able to run a 50k PR. This year I am back with the hopes that even though training has not been the best that I am able to better my performance at Uwharrie 50k and perhaps best last year Derby. After a successful pacing Coty of Oaks 5:00 Marathon, I knew that this event …

Goldrush 50k an Ultra-culinary experience

So, this was my 3rd 50k and coming from finishing my 1st 100 miler race earlier this year I was feeling confident about being able to complete this event. The Goldrush 50k held at Uwharrie National park area with an un-relented course of constant ups and downs, mixed in with rocks, roots, creek crossings, loose rocks and very minimal flat …

My 1st 100 miles Ultra – Umstead 100

Yesterday morning I completed my 1st 100 miles race. What an amazing experience it was. All the training, paying attention to the minor details paid off in big time. I was able to come in well under my number one goal of finishing in under 24 hours, with a finish time of 22:36:52. The weather was great for most of …

Dabbling with my second Ultra-Marathon Derby 50k

Last year I did my 1st ultra at the Derby 50k and this year I am back to complete my second one official one. After a somewhat successful NYC Marathon three weeks ago, I knew that this event was going to be a challenging run if I want it to improve my time based on the performance. Like always, getting ...

First Ultra-Marathon Completed Derby 50k and loving the distance

Alright, let me start with a statement: I have to admit that running past the 26.2 miles of a marathon is crazy business. But hey, we are all a little bit insane, some more than others. And there is me, insane running all the way. I knew that running my 1st 50k was going to be challenging. I have done ...

Did you say Ultra? Ragnar?

About couple months ago my cousin asked if I will be interested in running a relay race with him. I think that day I was not necessary completely awake when I responded with an affirmative answer. The event was the Ragnar ADK race which basically is a relay race of about 200 miles from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid. 36 ...

44 miles for my birthday? Part 1

Ok, call me insane. No, I am serious, really please do. Earlier this year I read somewhere on the web about some runners that ran their age in celebration of their birthday. Also, I remember at Disney during the Dopey challenge a lady want it to run additional miles the next day to complete the 50 miles over the 5 ...