Running Eagle Rock Loop

Eagle Rock Loop is a nearly 27 mile trail loop located in the Ouachita National Forest in central Arkansas located about an hour southeast of Mena. The loop consist of three trails: Little Missouri, Athens-Big Fork and the Viles Branch Equestrian Trails and is often deemed the most challenging loop in Arkansas. Interestingly, the trail [...]

Resting Well

Last week's focus was on resting and recovering from Hotter Than Hell. After running 33 flat miles in the woods in the middle of the night my body appreciated every effort I made to treat it kindly. I grew up playing sports and remember phrases like "Pain is gain", "Mind over matter" and "Pain is [...]

Why Ultra Trail Running?

The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. B.K.S. Iyengar Many people outside of ultra distance running (anything over 26.2) are a bit perplexed about why people want to run that many miles and for that amount of time. For many, including myself, ultra distance trail running is a training ground for [...]