• Crusher Ridge, Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Pinhoti 100, ultra marathon, trail running, 100-mile training
    100 Miler Training,  Race Reports,  Trail Running,  Ultra Training

    Crusher Ridge 21k Race Recap

    Blah. Crusher Ridge 21k. Not my best day by far, though thankfully not because of anything physically wrong with me! Here’s the story: I can usually shake a bad mood quickly when running on trails. Especially on race day. Especially at Ruffner Mountain, where it requires every ounce of strength and mental energy to stay upright. But I had a dark cloud over my head the entire morning, a la Eeyore, and I couldn’t seem to run away from it. But the Crusher Ridge 42k/21k was an incredibly fun and hard race, and it deserves a proper peppy race report. So I’ll share both the good and the bad. The…