Back in April, right before the start of my first 100k at the Free State Trail 100k, I was sitting on the ground tying my Luna Sandal Leadville’s, and a dude walks up to me and asks how they were working out for me. I replied I was pretty new to them, at least for trails, but they seemed to suffice and cover my gripes with other minimalist foot gear. As I continued the chat with this guy, his name being Joe Prusaitis, I found out is not only the race director of the Rocky Raccoon 100 and many others, but also a highly experienced ultra runner himself, running as crazy as the infamously difficult Badwater Ultramarathon. He was really nice, giving me pointers and what not. Flash forward to my decision to run a 100 miler, and meeting him that day guided me to this race. That and I FLUV the Beatles. Continue reading
A few weeks later, I had the itch to finally get my ass OFF ROAD. I had my VFF KSO Treks. It was LONG over do. The crazies over at Trail Nerds and Mud Babes had the perfect race for me, the Psychopsummer Trail (aka the Run Toto Run) 15 miler (more like 16 miler) or 50k if you wanna double it. I wanted to, but HELLS NO. It took place in Kansas, which isn’t too far from my whereabouts in Missouri. It’s time to go there or be square.
To preface, this was somewhat the most fun I have ever had in a race. Taking in I have a blast at every race, that is saying something.