Javelina Jundred 2018 Race Report

Sitting down to write this, I'm half-expecting Clippy to popup. "I see you're writing a race report 3 months after it happened. Need a hand?" "Probably", I would say. So why return to the blog with an oldish race when I've got a fresh, shiny WS 2020 lottery qualifier right in the rearview mirror? Because... Continue Reading →

Pacing for Revenge at Manitou’s Revenge

Ultra runners are fueled by testing their limits. Nothing about the sport is easy or even sane, but the pursuit of pushing our bodies to their absolute limits drives us forward. As we attempt new races, run different trails, and ramp up our training, our limits stretch further and further. We get new benchmarks to... Continue Reading →

Seven Sisters Race Recap 2017

Let me start by saying that for once, Matt adequately prepared me for a race for the first time ever. Most of the time we go for a run or a race and he tells me "oh it's super easy" or "after the first half it's all downhill" and inevitably it's the hardest race I've ever... Continue Reading →

Portland 2017

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has been super boring and uneventful. LOLJK! So much has happened in even just April, I don't even know where to start. Why don't I start with the least exciting thing, which is that my cysts are gone and I'm cleared to run! (The fact that this... Continue Reading →

Now What?

    I sat down with the intention of writing a race recap for the Hyannis Marathon, and I just can't bring myself to do it. To sum it up, it went better than I had ever imagined it could. I was shooting for sub-4, and surpassed that goal by running a 3:50:24. I felt... Continue Reading →

A (few) Bump(s) in the Road

The past 3 weeks have been a whirlwind of change and chaos in the GrandElam household. On January 17th, I started a new job with Zagster, a bike sharing company based out of Cambridge. It's been absolutely amazing, and I'm so glad I took the leap and changed careers. My whole first two weeks were... Continue Reading →

Race Schedule and Goal Setting

I know I already wrote a year in review and set some goals, but my friend over at yogawordnerd put together an awesome race schedule post that got me thinking about my schedule and what I am looking to get out of 2017. As I enter my third year of ultra running, my focus is quickly shifting from... Continue Reading →

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