• 100-mile mantras, running mantras, Pinhoti 100, Talledega National Forest, trail running, ultra running,
    100 Miler Training,  Running,  Trail Running,  Ultra Training

    100-Mile Mantras

    There’s no sugarcoating it—running 100 miles will suck at one point or another. Likely, over and over and over. That’s where mental toughness plays a huge role. Lots of people use inspirational mantras to get them through dark moments of races. Me, not so much. I’m less, “You can do it!” and more, “Suck it up, Buttercup!” But I do like to latch onto song lyrics or phrases when I’m feeling crappy and repeat them for hours at a time. Training for Pinhoti 100, I kept hearing from friends that the race will be mostly mental, and I should plan accordingly. So as with everything ultra-related, I polled the audience to find…

  • 13.1 sticker, car run sticker, ultra runner, marathon, run car decal, 100 mile race, 50 mile race

    Why I Don’t Care That You Hate My 13.1 Sticker

    Oh hey, Brian. Loved your blog post. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I still wanted drop a line and tell you how wonderful it is that you hate my 13.1 sticker (EDIT—he deleted his post! GONE! Wimp.). Or actually, my 50K sticker. Yikes—even worse. I feel you. I really do. There are car stickers that I hate (looking at you, Auburn fans) and am more likely to give the finger to or blow my horn at those drivers. But I’m here to defend my 50K sticker, just as those drivers would defend theirs. I totally agree that putting a sticker on your car with the distance…