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Scott Kummer
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Arrowhead 135 Race Report - Fueled by Irrational Fears and Junk Food
Earlier this month i finished the Tuscobia 160 Mile ultra. That report was gear-centric. This week i completed the Arrowhead 135 Mile race in International Falls Minnesota.  This report will focus more on the mental and nutritional aspects of winter races. ...

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My Tuscobia 160 Mile Race
Finish Photo - Credit Mary Ehlers If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. From the first time I heard about the Tuscobia Winter Ultras   I knew I had to do it.  I tried and failed, twice.  This year I got it done. Tuscobia offers a 80 and 160 mile ru...

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Trail Running Doesn't Feel the Same - 2016 a Retrospective
I look around sometimes and notice that a lot of the people that used to be a huge part of the trail running community don't come around to the group runs anymore.  In fact, we hardly see any of them anymore.  When i ask I usually hear something like "it ju...

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Running from Chicago to Milwaukee for ALS - Never Again Every YEar
2013 - World's Longest Turkey Trot #1 In 2013 my friend Alfredo Pedro Perro wanted to run one last 100 mile race for the year.  I came up with a much worse idea.  "Let's just get a backpack and credit card and run from Chicago to Milwaukee...it's about 100 ...

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Running from Chicago to Milwaukee for ALS - Never Again Every YEar
2013 - World's Longest Turkey Trot #1 In 2013 my friend Alfredo Pedro Perro wanted to run one last 100 mile race for the year.  I came up with a much worse idea.  "Let's just get a backpack and credit card and run from Chicago to Milwaukee...it's about 100 ...

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Running from Chicago to Milwaukee for ALS - Never Again Every YEar
2013 - World's Longest Turkey Trot #1 In 2013 my friend Alfredo Pedro Perro wanted to run on last 100 mile race for the year.  I came up with a much worse idea.  "Let's just get a backpack and credit card and run from Chicago to Milwaukee...it's about 100 m...

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Hope
If you are a Cubs fan or a baseball fan and you woke up this morning wondering if that really happened you aren't alone.  It's hard to comprehend things like this and it takes some time to sink in. I've felt this way a few other times in my life.  (the day ...

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Catharsis
Well, I certainly didn't stick with the plan of blogging once a week.  It's shocking how life can get in the way.  I can't really figure out how other people find the time to write a book....much less blog regularly. Catharsis was a metaphor used by Aristot...

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Focus On The Things That Matter
Sometimes we forget about the things that matter most.  It seems like the new norm brought on in part by social media, sensationalist news reporting and the ever growing narcissism of our lives is to be focused on others.  What others are outraged about, wh...

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On a plane home from Leadville.
Sunrise at the Leadville 100 This weekend I had a chance to do something I really love that is unique to the trial and ultra world  - crewing (Carrying supplies and meeting a runner at places along the trail) and pacing (running with the runner in later sta...
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