MO’ Cowbell

Dating back to a 100-yard dash I won at my elementary school, running has always sparked a fire in my soul.  I was required to run a great deal while playing soccer in grade school and high school.  Later in life, I was handed a pair of Asics by my wife which was followed by some tender instructions to adopt ... More

Make a plan, and be prepared to change it!

Make a plan, and be prepared to change it! 2015 Mark Twain 100 Trail Race Report By:  Jeff Stafford Idiot #1902   This was my second attempt at a 100 mile trail race…the last one (Indiana Trail 100) ended with a DNF at mile 68 due to IT band issues.  That particular race was this past April 2015, and I ... More

Rules for Life

These are MY rules for life. You may have your own or none at all. It's really none of my business what you do.  If you disagree with any or all of these rules... Okay. My guess is that one day, many generations from now, the world's greatest scholars will attempt to interpret each Rule as written. To avoid world wide ... More

July 18th, 2015

Nutrition for RunnersSpeedwork, intervals, tempo runs, long runs. Snow, rain, ice, blustering winds and monotonous treadmills. So many different levels of training and elements runners are willing to commit to and sacrifice for (no late night Saturday socializing for me, gotta nail that long run Sunday morning). All ... More

Rail Trail 50 miler Race Recap

Coral WiebeIdiot #832June 21, 2015 I don't really know where to begin with this one. I trained for it, I planned for it and at mile 17 i wanted to drop out. There's this concept out there that I never give up...and while it's flattering it also creates a lot of pressure...but in the same breath keeps me ... More

we don’t need no stinkin’ medals

DanMan Challenge Race ReviewPaul ManessIdiot #163If you only run races for the swag you can quit reading now, it’s not for you, however if you truly love to run and enjoy a nice challenge, read on!Lacey and I discovered this race after we had to cancel plans to run a 50K in Kansas, she sent me a couple ideas and ... More

Rich flint goes to camp

You don’t have to be an Idiot to run the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim, but it helps. (a.k.a oh shit)I don’t recall exactly when it was I first heard about running the Grand Canyon rim to rim (R2R), (R2) or the rim to rim to rim (R2R2R), (R3) but  I do recall thinking WOW that has got to be scary fun! ... More

Counting Calories and Running Naked

Why the Calorie Mentality is Making Us All idiots (lower-case i)Should you count your calories? No.Should you run naked through the streets in the middle of a snow storm? Maybe?Should you wear grellow and take the Idiot oath? Yes.Alright, move along folks, that’s it. Simple answers to simple ... More

Wrong Turn at Lake Martin

Here it is.....   Unfortunately I have what every runner hates having, especially for a big race they have been preparing for all winter. I did not come home with a buckle, instead I have a nice new shiny DNF. I never in a million years thought my journey to 100 miles would end like this. Here's what happened.... More

be Legendary

I'm not sure where to begin with this one...but it's safe to say the lesson i learned was to check the ego at the door. The Race is called the Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon and this was my 5th year running it.The night before the race we'd been invited over to a friends place for board games...sweet (Pandemic, Seven ... More