The Days Before 100 Miles / by Keith Hanson

Burning River Lead-up Part 3 This is the 3rd and final installment of my lead up to the Burning River 100 in Cleveland, Ohio. I choose not to highlight specific training routines or regimens because nobody wants to hear: “8-10 miles Monday, 12 miles Tuesday, [...]

What Makes a Champion? / by Keith Hanson

As the lead-up to the Burning River 100 continues, I’m so happy to be partnering with Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) to raise awareness for child poverty in Cleveland, OH and to collect new socks and underwear for kids!   It’s very exciting!  Please check [...]

Ultramarathon Training: 2015 Burning River 100M / by Keith Hanson

Training for an ultramarathon is tough.   Well, so is an ultramarathon.  Both of these points are obvious, yes, but are still worth mentioning. For those of you who don’t know, an ultramarathon is any race longer than 26.2 miles (the marathon distance).  There are a [...]

Race Report: 5th Annual Harbison 50K / by Keith Hanson

5th Annual Harbison 50K – Harbison State Forest, Columbia, SC – January 3rd, 2015. On a day where the sun just refused to come out, the Harbison 50km (31-mile) trail race was wet, misty, muddy, sloppy, rainy and FUN!  While people everywhere (and probably some [...]

A Life of Change as a New Runner / by Keith Hanson

Alright, well maybe I was a little overweight. Fat, maybe? Chubby, okay? Yeah, we’ll go with Chubby. So I was a chubby, Taco Bell-eating (mmm taco bell), non-runner who regularly and disdainfully reacted to a story or suggestion about a 5K, 10K or whatever- distance [...]