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!

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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.

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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

 

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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

 

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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!
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This is part 2 of the same conversation with Ashland Tom and Ashland Bryan regarding Tom's DNF at a 100 miler.

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Ashland Tom covered 81.2 miles on the Pine Creek trail in northern Pennsylvania. The only problem was the race was 100 miles so he was a DNF. Tom's not too sad about it as he's already planning to try again. This episode is about Tom and his post race analysis of his effort. The show will be in two parts. Thanks for listening.

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Along with my Ashland running buddies, I ran the 10th annual Patrick Henry Half Marathon. Not my best effort but I made it to the finish line after coming close to quitting. This show has a race report from that and some commentary about standing/sitting/kneeling when our national anthem is played.

This show also has some final thoughts before I head out to help Ashland Tom run the Pine Creek Challenge 100 mile ultramarathon in Pennsylvania.

One of the listeners to the show has written an eBook about food compulsion. Here's the link:
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Ashland Tom and I did the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50k on August 6, 2016 in King George, Virginia. 

We finished but it was ugly. I made some rookie mistakes with foot care and am paying for it now. At least my nipples didn't bleed. At this point I'm not sure which is worse.
Listen to the show for all the details. This was my 30th marathon and Tom's 49th. 

Thanks for listening to the show! I can be contacted at ashlanddave@gmail.com


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