A post-race friendly warm down with Ethiopian runners Kumsa (white T-shirt) and Gurmessa, who won the Annual Run Through History 10K.
One of my favorite places to run is Antietam National Battlefield Park, which is the site of the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. Over 20,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of fierce combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
The Battlefield Park is only a few miles from my...
Photography by Larry Gassan - Mile 50 Heading out on my last loop.
I'm surprised he caught me with half a smile on my face.
The DNF Banner at the Born To Run Ultramarathon had all sorts of excuses. My favorite was "I'm just a Grade-A Wussy." And... "Puke. Puke. Puke." There were some hardcore runners out there. Some barely hanging by a thread in the middle of the night to finish 100 miles.
On Sunday, May 27, I had my first 50K with a time of 5:53:00. The race was the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival in Maine. http://www.pinelandtrails.com/ The family and I left Saturday morning to drive up to Maine. The event was awesome, well organized, every single aid station was amazing, and just an overall fantastic atmosphere. The course was beautiful; it had you running through these massive open high grass fields that mowers cut a path just for the runners, then it takes you through trails in the woods and some gravel paths. I heard from Jason Robillard that the course was barefoot “friendly” so with that information, and the fact that I love to run barefoot, that was the plan.
I kind of envy those runners who don’t...