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115.528 Miles in 24 Hours

Apr

1

2014

Mile 92 We had been at this for about 18 hours. I was not moving well, but I was moving.  My mind was not working particularly well either, but I surprised myself with this very lucid question, “Why am I doing this?”  I could not come up with a good answer. Back eight hours or so ago...

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Thinking Boston

Feb

22

2014

Thinking Boston

Eric

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It was a good day for running the Boston Marathon, but it was not a good run.  I knew a few miles in that it was going to be a struggle.  My ankle felt OK, but the weeks of missed training due to rehab had taken their toll.  Despite the disappointing time, there are few thrills in running greater...

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2013 Leadville 100 Trail Run: Video Race Report

Sep

2

2013

2013 Leadville 100 Trail Run: Video Race Report

Eric

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BUCKLE BABY! Take a look at the video of the journey and we’ll talk in a few minutes…                  Finished in 28 hrs 1 min and 27 secs and shaved over an hour off of last year’s time.  But, quite frankly, none of that matters all that much.  While I will not...

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Chicago Marathon 2012 Race Report

Oct

10

2012

Chicago Marathon 2012 Race Report

Eric

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This past Sunday I learned that a strict regimen of undertraining and overtapering can pay off in the most satisfying of ways.  Forget eating your vegetables.  Toss out any thought of early to bed and early to rise.  And the Golden Rule?  Nonsense.  Don’t believe any of it.  The path to success...

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LEADVILLE 100: A CATHEDRAL OF ASPENS

Sep

3

2012

pass freely and pay no mind not important, not now mind and soul still filled with a cathedral of aspens – “Thirty-Four” by Eric Strand, ultrarunner, LT100 finisher, LT100 buckler and utra-bad ultra-poet This will be the last Life & Hope Fund update . . . $14,643 of AWESOME...

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LEADVILLE 100: THE VIDEO

Aug

26

2012

LEADVILLE 100: THE VIDEO

Eric

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You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can. – Cole Chlouber, son of co-founder Ken Clouber, #LT100 finisher and motivating stand-in for Dad at the pre-race pump-up We’re up and over $14,000 to help cancer patients through the Life & Hope Fund and,...

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BUCKLE, BABY!

Aug

21

2012

BUCKLE, BABY!

Eric

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We did it . . . and I truly mean “we”.  This was a team event and I’m not quite sure yet where to start with the thanks that are due to family, friends and many other supporters of this adventure and fundraising effort to help cancer patients through the Life & Hope Fund.  We...

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BRING IT

Aug

17

2012

BRING IT

Eric

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I never feel more alive than when I am in great pain, struggling against insurmountable odds and untold adversity.  Hardship?  Suffering?  Bring it! -Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man, Badwater Winner & 2-time Leadville 100 DNFer We’re about 10 hours from the start of the Leadville 100 Trail...

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THE LEADVILLE 101.5: NO ONE IS SPARED

Aug

16

2012

THE LEADVILLE 101.5: NO ONE IS SPARED

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We are now at the section we’ve all been waiting for, the signature of Leadville, Hope Pass. This section is brutal and should not be taken lightly. You may not have a problem while actually climbing Hope but it’s damage will manifest itself later in the race. No one is spared. -Leadville...

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THE LEADVILLE 100 TRAIL RUN: A PRIMER

Aug

9

2012

You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can. -Ken Chlouber, Leadville 100 Trail Run Co-Founder and one sick puppy   Guess who has raised $11,766 of awesomeness for the Life & Hope Fund to help cancer patients?  Well, that would be YOU!  So proud of your...

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