Author Archives: Kate

Motherlode race report

I looked out the window with equal parts wonder and trepidation. “The Black Hills are really hilly,” I told Jeff. “Really hilly. A lot more hilly than the Flint Hills. Where do they draw the line between a hill and … Continue reading

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Dirty Kanza 2015

The weeks of rain leading up to this year’s Dirty Kanza had left the Emporia-area rivers at flood stage and dirt roads a muddy mess. Despite a spring of strong training and good results, I lined up on race morning … Continue reading

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2015 Race Date

Originally posted on The Cedar Cross:
Just wanted to make sure everyone knew this event will be happening again on May 2nd, 2015. We hope to see you there!

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San Diego or bust

 We left town at 4 a.m. on July 17 with about 6 total hours of sleep among the three drivers.  Having 0 of those hours, I scored one of the first non-driving shifts and spent the next 4 hours sleeping, … Continue reading

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Somewhere to rest my weary head

Cabins, campsites, bear warnings, lovely lodges, sketchy discount hotel bookings, and spots mooched in the guest bedrooms of family and friends.  Almost exactly a month ago we set off on a cross-country road trip with an end-destination of San Diego … Continue reading

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Tour d’oh(nut)

Staunton’s Tour de Donut is the first race I ever entered.  In this quirky race, entrants race a ~30 mile route with two donut stops; 5 minutes are deducted from your finishing time for each donut eaten, and results are … Continue reading

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Stubborn Mule 30 hour adventure race

Last weekend I headed up to the Northwoods area of Wisconsin for my first 30 hour adventure race.  After tackling three 24 hour courses, I was confident that a few more hours would be no big deal.  It turns out that … Continue reading

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