Tag: Tarawera 100k

Tarawera Ultra Marathon Race Report

Tarawera Ultra Marathon Race Report

Kia Ora! Running in New Zealand has been a surreal experience. Having the opportunity to race a world-class field in such a wonderful country is one major reason why I do this sport.  I realize that such distant travel is a luxury and a privilege and it’s not something that I take for granted. I’ve […]

March 24, 2014 | By | 48 Replies More
Training Week: March 24-30th, 2013 – prep for Lake Sonoma 50

Training Week: March 24-30th, 2013 – prep for Lake Sonoma 50

My quads got beat-up from the Tarawera 100km. Despite taking 5 days totally off from running after the race (on March 16, 2013) I can still feel a dull ache in them. That is to be expected though. I’ve dealt with lots of post-marathon fatigue and I’ve overtrained to the point of compromising my health […]

April 2, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Running Scared: Tarawera 100km Race Report

Running Scared: Tarawera 100km Race Report

  “Just don’t walk.” I repeated this mantra in my head over and over for the last 15 miles of the Tarawera 100k in the exotic trails of New Zealand.  But at mile 54, I started walking…on a downhill! Quads buckling, I felt dizzy and nauseous. And thirsty. Man, I was thirsty! My handheld bottle […]

March 18, 2013 | By | 31 Replies More
Training Week: Feb. 17th – Feb. 23, 2013 and Training Talk video

Training Week: Feb. 17th – Feb. 23, 2013 and Training Talk video

Here’s my latest Training Talk video on Race nutrition for marathon to 100km ultra distances: It is quite long and I rant a bit…. you can subscribe to my YouTube channel “Vo2max Productions” for all the latest videos and Training Talk updates. Feel free to comment about topics you’d like to see in the future […]

March 2, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
Video Log Entry: Tarawera 100k Training and Animal Sighting!

Video Log Entry: Tarawera 100k Training and Animal Sighting!

Below is my latest video log entry (VLOG) from my YouTube channel “Vo2max Productions.” I ramble on a bit…. Anyway, since I have limited time to get ready for the Tarawera 100km I’ve been ramping up my mileage quickly. It turns out that taking 14 days totally off after the Bandera 100km was a great […]

February 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More