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Kate Geisen
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I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.
I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.

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2017 Rocheport Roubaix
The Rocheport Roubaix is a pavement/gravel hybrid starting from the little town of Rocheport, MO. This was my third year participating in the 50-mile race. Ultramax does a great job with this event; it's a bit more expensive than a typical gravel race, but ...

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January Recap
Books read:  The Art of Keeping Cool   - coming of age type of story about a boy who's living with his mother near his paternal grandparents while his dad is a pilot fighting in WWII. I had picked it up a couple years ago at a yard sale for Jacob. He never ...

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And now for something completely different
I didn't register for  Dirty Kanza . I didn't register for  Motherlode . I don't have a long gravel race on my schedule until October's  Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra . Of course I'll still be at the usual mid-Missouri spring gravel races, but it feels very em...

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100 Miles of Nowhere - Edwardsville edition*
2016 was the ninth year the Fat Cyclist hosted his charity race, the 100 Miles of Nowhere . Basically the point is to design and ride a course where you ride 100 miles...nowhere. People have ridden it on trainers, around small parks, around circular drivewa...

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2016 in review
Quick stats: Total race: 24 Running: 4 (3 trail, 1 road) Biking: 11 (7 gravel, 4 MTB) Adventure races: 4 (one 30 hr, two 24 hr, one 18 hr, one 8 hr) Orienteering: 6 Volunteering: 3 DNF: 1 Miles on bike : 3,442 (2,594 gravel, 848 MTB) Miles on foot: 449 (145...

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The Five Stages of PMETR
On my drive home from PMETR, it struck me that the cycle I go through every year around this race bears a strong resemblance to the Five Stages of Grief model that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed and then wrote about in her book  On Death and Dying , a titl...

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2016 Castlewood 8-Hour
Note: commentary from Mickey in pink. Brenden and Renee didn't have anything they wanted to add except what a joy I was to race with and what a pain Mickey is. Also, that last part after "add" might not be strictly true.  The Castlewood 8-Hour has been a pa...

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays. All the family togetherness of Christmas with none of the gift-giving pressure. This year was lighter on the family togetherness, as my two oldest sons are in Oregon and Japan and a niece lives in Alaska, bu...

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Spotted Horse 150
Sarah Cooper first hit my radar when she won Odin's Revenge in 2014, coming in first overall. I've casually followed her career since that point, and she quickly moved into the  Ezster Horanyi / Lael Wilcox / Jill Homer pantheon of heroes/role models/girl-I...
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