Tag: Race

2022 Marji Gesick 100 Mile – DNF

This race is hard. It’s designed to be. Over the history of the event there is an overall DNF (Did Not Finish) rate of 85%. Those who do make it to the finish line must do so in less than 28 hours in order to receive a Finisher’s Buckle. Last year there were two awarded.…
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2022 North Country 50 Mile Trail Run

Saturday morning, I ran the North Country 50 Mile Trail Run. Throughout the event I felt like I was moving well. I ran up hills I have walked up in years past. In fact, I ran nearly the entire time. Looking over the data from my watch only confirmed how I felt; I ran (vs…
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2022 #TridgeToBridge240 – Finished!!

4d 4h 36m 07s2nd Place Overall😊 Tracking.MattsStupidIdeas.comTridgeToBridge240.com#TridgeToBridge240

2022 #TridgeToBridge240 – Day 2/3

Up two hours before the sun, I checked my phone only to find that the forecast had changed….. and not in my favor. I was on the road by 5:30am, and roughly 90 minutes later the precipitation began. For the remainder of the morning I made my way up the road, cold and soaked by…
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2022 #TridgeToBridge240 – Day One

Many years ago now, as my birthday was approaching, my parents asked me to make a decision regarding a gift. They were well aware there was a fancy electronic device I had my eye on; I’m sure I had left no room for doubt regarding that fact. Also however, around the same time as my…
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The 2022 #TridgeToBridge240

What started as a #StupidIdea a little more than 4 years ago has turned into one of my favorite parts of the summer. Over the next four to five(?) days this group of regular people will make their way, un-crewed and un-aided, a little over 240 miles from Midland to Mackinaw City. The 3rd annual…
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10th Annual Groundhog Marathon

Since 2013, during the first week of February I’ve had the privilege of being part of the Groundhog Marathon. Each year, Don, TJ, and the rest of the crew put on an amazing event, and I’m honored to be one of a very small group able to claim perfect attendance at all 10 of them.…
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Seven Zero Three

Many years ago now, when I first started running, I was very excited to be able to put that first “5K” oval sticker on my bumper. A lot of work went into earning that little piece of vinyl. I decided then that I would only have one of these stickers on my vehicle at a…
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The Virginia Quintuple Anvil

Back in May I sent these papers off in the mail to Virginia. This morning, almost five months later, it’s time for me to head there as well. Beginning at 7am Monday morning, I’ll be competing in the Virginia Quintuple Anvil Triathlon. 5x the distance of an Ironman, I should (hopefully) finish some time on…
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An Early End

For several reasons, my run has finished here tonight. I was moving well, but slowing down, and unfortunately I need to set a limit on what I do this weekend. There’s an even bigger goal on the horizon….. 2021 Marji Gesick53.6 Miles (DNF)😊