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RAAM 2015 Race Report

Another year, another RAAM, but 2015 was a very different RAAM from 2012 or 2014. I knew that this was going to be my last RAAM for the foreseeable future, and I wanted to make sure it was one that … Continue reading

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Ultra Racing: Setting Your Crew Up For Success

Note: This article first appeared in the UMCA UltraCycling Magazine in April of 2015. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller So you’re a cyclist who has set a goal to do a … Continue reading

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Ultra Racing: How To Progress to Longer Races Without Drowning – Build a Bridge!

Note: This article first appeared in the UMCA UltraCycling Magazine in October of 2015. Ultra cycling, like any sport, is something that you become better at with experience.  As the old saying goes, “practice makes perfect”, only in the case … Continue reading

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RAAM 2014 Race Report

Where to begin. As I sit here trying to process RAAM 2014 and figure out how to put it into words, I’m surprised at how difficult the looming task seems. Normally I don’t have trouble writing, and the words just … Continue reading

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The Numbers of RAAM: Training, Stats, Nutrition, Costs

I often get asked about the “numbers of RAAM” – things like training, stats, nutrition, cost, etc. Below I’ve tried to summarize these numbers and give a bit of info about each area. TRAINING I split my training into 3 … Continue reading

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Motivation for something like RAAM

I’ve been thinking a lot about RAAM since I finished, and trying to process everything that happened. Even almost a month later I still don’t think the accomplishment has truly “sunk in”. I’ll be honest – rather than feeling elated … Continue reading

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RAAM 2012 Race Report – Part IV: Angels and Demons, the Run-In to Annapolis

In case you missed the first installments of this race report: Part I: Tapering, More Dangerous than Training! Part II: RAW Revisited Part III: Mississippi Ho! And now for Part IV…. We were just over 8 days into the race, … Continue reading

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RAAM 2012 Race Report – Part III: Mississippi Ho!

In case you missed these: RAAM Race Report – Part I: Tapering, More Dangerous than Training! RAAM Race Report – Part II: RAW Revisited And now for Part III…. After Durango, the RAAM course continues in Colorado for a while … Continue reading

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RAAM 2012 Race Report – Part II: RAW Revisited

In case you missed it: RAAM Race Report – Part I, Tapering: More Dangerous than Training! And now for Part II…. I signed up for RAAM because of how successful my Race Across the West (RAW) experience had been in … Continue reading

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RAAM 2012 Race Report – Part I: Tapering, More Dangerous Than Training!

Let me start my RAAM race report by sharing a bit of the chaos that went on in the lead-up to RAAM. My training all year long had been going fabulously well, so I guess I was overdue for some … Continue reading

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