This is part 2 of my experience at the Potowatami ("Poto") Trail 50k Ultramarathon, and some news that I received on the way home which was very sad.

 

Some links mentioned in the show:

 

http://theultrafreak.blogspot.com/2015/05/realwomenmove-real-women-move.html

 

http://dirtdawg.podbean.com/

 

Music by Garageband and the Scottish Bagpipes.

 

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On April 30, 2017, I ran a 50k in the Pinckney Recreation Area in Michigan. This is part 1 of my experience from that event. Not only was the race a great time but I experienced outstanding hospitality from all of the folks I met in Michigan. I had never been to Michgan before and I will definitely be back! 

 

http://www.trailmarathon.com/

 

Many thanks to my hosts and you can hear more about them in this episode and part two which will be up soon. Thanks for listening!

 

Music by Garageband and the U.S. Marine Band.

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Spartan_Race_logo.pngWhen traveling out of town by airplane for an ultramarathon, the luxury of using your car to store your gear during a race may not be available. I've had a little experience with this situation and I share some of those ideas in this podcast.

Marriott Rewards is now the official Hotel Partner for Spartan Race and has an exclusive offer to people who join their loyalty program - 20% off races, free VIP bag check and $5 off Spartan gear at the races. Once enrolled, points are earned when you stay at any 4,500 participating hotels around the world. All the info is here:


https://www.joinmarriottrewards.com/Spartan20/s/EN/channel/D

 

Thanks for listening to the show (and make you sure you listen closely for an additional special Spartan offer)!

 

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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Keith Cartwright lives here in the same town as me, Ashland, Virginia. His running story is somewhat unique in that he started running as a result of a community tragedy. But there's much more to his story of hope, inspiration and faith that I just had to share. I hope you enjoy listening to Keith as much as I did.

 

Keith has a podcast at the link below. Check it out. Thanks for listening to the show.

TwoTim47 podcast

 

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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Do you train solo for events or do you have a regular training group? If you have a group, how much do you rely on your training partners to get you the distance you need for race day? I love running with my group. It's a small group and sometimes not everyone makes it out on Saturday mornings but I'm always appreciative of their time. In this show, I talk aout Ashland Bryan and Ashland Tom. We all love running, live in the same area and are family oriented but the similarities stop there. These guys are there when I need them and I've been there for them. It's a great partnership!

There are also some miscellaneous topics covered. Thanks for downloading the show!

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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Ashland Tom, Ashland Bryan and I ran the Dahlgren Heritage Trail Half Marathon on 2-18-17 and had a great time. I have some audio clips from the race which include a guy who likes to yell when he runs. The show also has some commentary about the experience. Many thanks to the race volunteers, especially my friend Neal.  This is a great event and I recommend it to anyone who lives in the central Virginia area and likes half marathons on rails-to-trails.

 

Link mentioned in the show:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1vMVnj6y4k

This link is a drone video of Ashland, Virginia if you're interested in a visual of where I run most of the time.

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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This show features an interview with ultrarunner David Williams of Flinders Island, Tasmania (Australia). What makes David different? How about being age 69 and having over 70 marathons and 20 ultras under your belt? What a beast! You've got to listen to this guy! 

 

David and I have corresponded for several years about ultrarunning and this is the first time we talked live. David was nice enough to share his time and talk about a cool stage race he did in the jungles of Cambodia. Check it out!

 

Links mentioned in the show:

Big Red One stage race

Ancient Khmer Path stage race

 

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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Thanks for downloading the show. This podcast has a mixed bag of topics. Some are about running and some are not. If you're interested in doing a Spartan event, make sure you listen to the whole show for a special offer for the first person who emails me at ashlanddave@gmail.com.

 

Also, DVDs of the following events are available (more details in the show):

 

Charlottesville (VA) Marathon

Mountain Masochist 50 miler

North Face Washington DC 50 miler

North Face Atlanta 50 miler

Pine Creek Challenge 100 miler

Strolling Jim 40 miler

Graveyard 100k

Florida Keys 50 miler

Shamrock (VA) Marathon

 

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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For only the second time in my marathoning experience, I drove to a race by myself without knowing anyone else who was running the same event. Usually, I like to experience these things with others but this time was a little different. I had a great time at the Piedmont 8 Hour Run and I'll likely do it again just for the great lunch!

Piedmont 8 Hour

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

 

 

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$105 for a half marathon? That's what happened when I procrastinated with registering. So I'm going to run the Richmond 8k instead. That and more in this episode. Thanks for downloading the show!
Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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