Category: Hip Dysplasia

  • Just a Bunch of Hippies on the Trails: The Bear 100 Pace and Support Crew

    Just a Bunch of Hippies on the Trails: The Bear 100 Pace and Support Crew

    Many ultra-runners choose to have a team of crew members and pacers to help them make it through the long miles.  Crew members often meet the runner several times during the race and can provide gear, food, and hydration, as well as mental and emotional support along the course.  Pacers are individuals who are not […]

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  • So why THIS race?

    A scenic race on the Utah-Idaho border with feasibly-moderate elevation, spectacular mountain views, and promise of beautiful fall foliage (hopefully – two years ago the runners encountered a snow storm!) – that’s enough to get me to bite! But an even better reason…I have a dear friend who is also an ultra-marathoner and who has […]

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  • Why would I want to run 100 miles?

    I always enjoy the responses of people (runners and non-runners, alike) when they hear about ultra-marathons.  Most people understand the lure of the half marathon and marathon distances.  When you tell someone that you are training for a half marathon or a marathon they are often impressed, and frequently share their own story or personal […]

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  • A deep, dull ache settled into my right hip.

    A deep, dull ache settled into my right hip around mile 18 of Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon, my 24th long-distance race.  It didn’t go away for the rest of the week, so I did what any die-hard, seasoned runner would do: I promptly ignored it and ran a 50K trail race the next weekend.  When […]

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