Category: Dieselsan’s Blog

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 while imbibing in the holiday spirit of joy, family and friends and – gluttony! Treadmill […]

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? There’s no way!” “Why would anyone want to run that far? What’s the point?” “I […]

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 each year in September, the race organizers have afforded me 2 free entries into: 1) Tot […]

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 as humans. Turns out, our DNA wires the majority of us to prefer groups rather […]

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 especially broad toll on our bodies, minds and lives. Actually performing recovery by shifting our […]

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 Cuarta and Todd Larsen for the reminder and lessons learned. .300 and above is considered […]

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 – the lifestyle, people and morays of our sport. I’ve done my share of running […]

Diesel Fuel

Years ago, when I was living in Boston and running with my New England tribe of trail runners within our Trail Animals Running Club (TARC), someone gave me the trail name “Diesel” after a long winter run in the deep snow at our favorite haunt, the Blue Hills in Milton, MA. I guess my relentless trudging […]