Author: Bob Crowley

Band of Brothers

As we’ve tendencies to do during the dark, cold and blustery winter, I log some of my base training for the coming season on the treadmill. It’s an effictive and convenient way to shake off the Tin Man I’ve become

The Case For 200 Mile Endurance Events

And Why YouCan Do It! “I’m just wrapping my head around ultra running and maybe trying a 50k. 100 miles? Crazy! 200 miles? Insane!” “It took me a long time to believe I could even attempt running 100 miles. But 200?

Italian Alps Race Sweepstakes!

Free registration to two of the most iconic mountain trail races in the world! What? This is too good to be true, right? Nope.  As part of the 10thanniversary of the famous Tor des Géants®which takes place in the Italian Alps

Give and Take

I’ve been listening to Sapiens during my long runs recently.  A pervasive theme is that although Sapiens may have possessed more intelligence than their Neanderthal counterparts, it was our ability to effectively function as a community that sealed our pervasiveness

Down Time

This time of year our thoughts turn towards the holidays, family, plans for next year, catching up on the IPA we deprive ourselves from during training (um, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it) and recovery. Ultrarunning takes an

Failure To Fail

I had another topic in mind for this week but after hanging around the Rio Del Lago 100 Mile Endurance Run watching and helping out several friends and runners, I was inspired to talk about failure. Thanks to Nic Errol,  Donna Ni

Transformative Mountain Running

I’ve spent the majority of my running career ultrarunning – defined as any endurance events over a marathon. But isn’t ultra running more than races? It’s a way of life, a community – a tribe for so many of us