New episode! Thanks for coming back to the podcast. I've met in person and online so many interesting people through producing this podcast. I've decided to keep it grass roots which means you as a listener are important to me. Please contact me at ashlanddave@gmail.com and let me know where you hail from and what type of distance running you do or aspire to do. I don't work for the government anymore which means I have much more freedom! Thanks for downloading the show!

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

After retiring from 27 years of police work in the Commonwealth of Virginia, my life changed more than I expected. I took a hiatus from the podcast and other things in my life. I'm grounded now and plan to continue the podcast. This is a short episode with a few announcements followed by an 'encore' presentation of episode #100 which is a race report from my first 50 miler in June of 2010. Thanks for coming back and listening!

 

http://www.taptotaprelay.com/

I've always heard retired people say they're busier in retirement than when they were working. I have finished my law enforcement career and took six weeks off prior to starting a new job. I was busier than ever in the interim, so it's true, for me at least.

 

This episode has a little update regarding closing one chapter and opening a new one. I hope you enjoy the show!

 

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

I made it to the 70 mile mark. Listen to the podcast for what happened. Thanks for listening!

C&O Canal 100 Mile

Music by Garageband and U.S. Marine Band.

I've had solid training. I've had solid support. Things are coming together nicely. I hope all this holds the weekend of April 27-28 when really anything can happen at the C&O Canal 100 Mile Ultramarathon!

 

Track Ashland Dave during the race at @ashlanddave on Twitter or at the race website where live results will be posted when runners reach each aid station: C&O Canal 100 Mile

 

 

The weather was a bit rough at the Little Rock Marathon in Arkansas but I had a great time and met several new people. That and more in this edition of the Running in the Center of the Universe podcast! Thanks for listening.

http://littlerockmarathon.com/

http://50statesmarathonclub.com/

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

I completed the 2nd annual Light to Light 50 Mile Ultramarathon in the Outer Banks of North Carolina on February 2, 2019. I finished the race but the course I ran was a little different than the other participants. I took a wrong turn and wasn't able to correct the situation before I was at the point of no return. This podcast has plenty of audio clips from the experience. You may agree or disagree with the way the race director handled my situation. I'm interested in your comments at ashlanddave@gmail.com.

Thanks for downloading the show!

Light to Light 50 2019

Music by Garageband and U.S. Marine Band. 

There are several things to consider when preparing for an ultramarathon, especially if the upcoming race is just a part of a longer effort to be attempted later. In this episode, I talk about the upcoming Light to Light 50 and how the race plays a role in my future attempt at 100 miles in April. Thanks for listening!

Light to Light 50 (link says 2018 but the date is correct for 2019)

 

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

I like to support whatever is trendy so here's my 'year end in review' podcast (another exercise of me talking for almost 30 minutes straight).

This episode includes comments about two ultra movies on YouTube that I think are really cool, especially if you're like me and either considering a 100 mile race or have signed up for your first.

 

Here are the links mentioned in the show:

Marathon Investigation Podcast

Tunnel Hill 50 and 100 mile Ultra

Booneville Back Roads 100 mile Ultra

Ultrarunner Rickey Gates Runs Every Street in San Francisco

 

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

 

 

 

 

My local weekly running group finished a project that we called the "Map Run." The project was to run all of the streets in our town. The distance amounted to about 103 miles. Covering the distance wasn't really the hard part. The hard part was to have all four of us show up to do the group runs! We had a great time doing the project and this show has some audio clips about the experience.

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

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