Monthly Archives: August 2012

Incredible Journey: The Thunder Rolls 24-hr AR

Standing at the start line for the group picture, I realized that my allergy symptoms had miraculously disappeared, just as I’d said they would.  I could only hope that they’d stay gone, but just in case I had packed as … Continue reading

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Thunder Rolls 2012


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Thunder Rolls 24-hour adventure race

Wow. As I start this report, it’s 6:30 a.m. and I’m lying in my bed for the weekend, a top bunk at YMCA Camp Benson, the HQ of this year’s Thunder Rolls adventure race. 24 hours ago we were 6.5 … Continue reading

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Facing your fears

My love for adventure racing has led to me into situations that others might consider dangerous: traipsing through the Mark Twain National Forest for 9 hours with someone I met over the internet, standing in the woods wondering if I … Continue reading

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Kicks in the Sticks trail race

A month or so ago, Friend of Team Virtus Stoney posted about an upcoming trail race at Binder Lake Park in Jefferson City.  The Rotaract Kicks in the Sticks trail race offered a 1.2 mile fun walk as well as 3.5 … Continue reading

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Sweat Your Thorns off 5K

Last year’s SYTO5K yielded one of my favorite race reports EVER, mostly because it was a complete work of fiction.  This year, lacking a photoshop victim, I actually had to do the running.  That’s ok, though, because I just signed … Continue reading

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Matson Hill ride/run

Having my summers off gives me a lot more training leeway than I have during the school year, but the fact that my friends don’t share my open schedule means I still do a lot of my training alone (or, … Continue reading

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