Kyle Curtin During the Ozark 100

Kyle Curtin is Newish to Ultramarathoning, but He’s Killing it!


Kyle Curtin is flying under the radar in the ultra marathon scene, but if he keeps winning races he won’t be able to lurk in the shadows much longer.

Kyle Curtin During the Ozark 100

Kyle Curtin

He made his debut in the ultra world running the Ozark 100, and did just about everything wrong. But he finished it, and the next year came back for more. And the rest, as they say, is history. We go in depth about a couple of his races, talk about his future as he prepared to leave the Army, and figure out when he is going to run his next ultra.  Read more

The Start of the 2015 Carol Marsh Kids to Camp 5k

The 2015 Carol Marsh Kids to Camp 5k

This past weekend, I ran in the 3rd Annual Carol Marsh Kids 2 Camp 5k.

I’ve run the race each of the past 3 years, and last year I actually won the race, so I was technically “defending my title” this year.

This race is a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Ministries of First UMC here in Lakeland to help send kids to summer camp that couldn’t otherwise afford it. And since my wife is the director of Neighborhood Ministries, there is a pretty good chance I’ll keep running this race on an annual basis.

I had low expectations for myself going into the race, as I’m in way worse shape than I was last year, so I knew a PR was out of the question. Instead of worrying about my time, I was going to run more strategically, and really race the other runners in an attempt to win the race for the 2nd straight year.

The Start of the 2015 Carol Marsh Kids to Camp 5k

Crazy at the start, but Bailey is ready to RUN!

At least until the race started. Read more

What It Takes to Be a Great Half/Full Marathon Spectator (w/ video)

Gearing up for my inaugural appearance as a marathon spectator, I spent a good chunk of time coming up with a game plan for seeing my wife as many times as possible out on the course.

Needless to say, there were a few things that I wish I had thought of, but being a new marathon spectator, I simply didn’t know any better.

But now I do.

If you’re gearing up to support the runner in your life in a half or full marathon soon, enjoy my tips for being the best cheerleader/marathon spectator possible!

Can You Think of Anything I Missed? What Other Tips Should You Share With Friends/Family That are Getting Ready to Watch a Race?

Ras Vaughan Is Always Looking for a New Challenge


In the world of ultramarathoning, there are those that run/race hard and there are those that simply embrace the challenge.

And then there is Ras Vaughan.

Ras Vaughan is the epitome of an ultrapedestrian!

Ras Vaughan, Photo by Kathy Vaughan

Ultrapedestrian Ras is a pioneer in the ultra/backpacking/thru-hiking world. He is the holder of many OKTs, or only known times, and is always looking for new ways to do run/hike a trail/distance/event that has never been done before.

Ras has completed a number of epic events, some official events and some that were organized on his own, and he continues to look for ways to do the unthinkable. We talked about some of his past achievements, future plans, and how it all got started on today’s episode.  Read more

Why I Hate Running the 5k

The Top 7 Reasons I Hate Running 5k

While the half marathon is typically recognized as the fastest growing race distance in America, it’s hard to argue that the 5k is the most popular race in terms of sheer numbers.

Lots of people love the 5k, but not me. In fact, I hate running 5k races.

If you love the 5k, more power to you! But here are 7 reasons that I can’t stand this distance.

Why I Hate Running 5k

Why I Hate Running the 5k

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