Author Archives: jimmy76mac

No Such Thing as “Bad Weather”

“Whether the weather, block out the sunwhether the weather bring rainwhether the weather can weather this fogstupid questions are to blame…” Keller Williams, “Stupid Questions” It’s been said about the outdoors that there’s “no such thing as bad weather, just … Continue reading

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As Good a Time as Any to Start Blogging Again…

Let’s dust this thing off and start writing again. First: big news. I started my dream job today and I have to tell you about it. Backstory: in September of 2019 my friend Lee-Stuart Evans came to me with an … Continue reading

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The 2019 Manitou’s Revenge Race Report: I Can’t Do This Alone

You want the condensed version, fine: Manitou’s Revenge had its way with me. Again. You want the pedantic version: okay then, buckle up kiddos. This is gonna be long… Yeah, so the 54 miles of rocks, mud, roots, never-ending climbs, … Continue reading

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The 2019 Traprock 50k: You Get What You GIF

I’ll start this blog off with some context, here- read this: 2017 Traprock 50k Race Report I came into this year’s edition with a ginormous chip on my shoulder, not really at anyone or anything- just with something to prove … Continue reading

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Putting 2018 to Bed

Hi reader, sorry I’ve been neglecting you. I thought I didn’t have anything to say, but it turns out I’ve got a lot to tell you. It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. A lot has happened. … Continue reading

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The Summer of Speed (and a Labor Day debacle to end it!)

Running fast is terrifying. Writing about it is even more terrifying. Especially since running is such a niche sport; even though a half a million of you have finished a marathon last year literally none of you even care about … Continue reading

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Moving in a Different Direction for 2018 and Beyond

Flashback: November, 2011…  I can distinctly remember finding out about this thing called “ultramarathon”. I had just finished the Coastal Trail Runs’ Chabot Half Marathon, my first trail race. I had been dueling it out with this guy in an … Continue reading

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The 2018 Boston Marathon: The Dudebro Abides

I’m gonna say something super controversial right now: I really didn’t mind the weather at Boston this year (gasp!) The real challenge for me was all the training done in my first official New England winter. But wait, you may … Continue reading

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The 2017 JFK 50 Race Report: Fake It ’til You Make It

Ugh, I’ve been dreading this moment- sitting down and putting all my thoughts together about the JFK 50-miler in blog form for the world to see. I kind of just want to skip it, make pretend the race never happened, … Continue reading

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The 2017 Eastern States 100 Race Report

Eastern States 100 was such an awesome experience. I had the time of my life out there, spending almost 32 hours on that course and loving every second of it. If I could use two words to define the day … Continue reading

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