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When do you give up on your dreams?

You’ve seen it before, someone rising from the ashes to come back after they have been knock down for the count. This was the story in the making in Death Valley. One of the harshest environments on the Earth knocked…

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Badwater Solo Self Contained DNF

Death Valley is a brutal unforgiving place. I couldn’t adapt to the environment as I pushed too hard to make the time goal I set for myself. Ultimately pushing hard did me in, forcing me to abort the run. Months…

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Broken rib update for Badwater Solo ultramarathon

I was run through the coals on Facebook when I said that I would run Badwater solo with broken ribs and it was hotter than the blacktop in Death Valley. I was stoned and bashed for being irresponsible, even by my…

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Possible Disaster for Croix Sather’s Badwater Solo Run

It could be disaster for my Badwater Solo Ultramarathon. Just one week away it’s the kind of thing you pray doesn’t happen … happens. It was my last day to spend time with my kids before I challenge the most…

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Badwater SSC Solo cart part 4 – major design problem

The cart is starting to look complete. The skin is on and the brakes are fully functional. While it is starting to look complete, I found a major design problem. Something that must be fixed or the run across Death…

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Building the Badwater Solo SSC Cart – part 3

Nobody told me it would take this long and be so much work. I certainly didn’t expect it. I feel like I am working for Ford Motor Company building one of their prototypes. Geez. We are now closing in on…

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Building the Badwater Solo SSC Cart – part 2

I continue to build my Badwater SSC cart on day two. The morning started off with planning and laying out the rest of the cart and figuring out where can I save weight and keep the strength? Two hours later…

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Will I beat the Badwater SSC solo record?

How do I know that I will beat the world record for running Badwater SSC Solo self-contained crossing ultramarathon? In the words of T. S. Eliot, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far…

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The 12-hour Ultramarathon Training Run

On all my previous training runs, car after car go buzzing by within inches taking my life. It is not a fun way to do a training run. So today I drove 30 minutes into New York to a bike…

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Badwater Solo Training Challenges

Training for an event like the Badwater Ultramarathon, Solo or the Badwater SSC you will have challenges in your training. Things that are routine for a marathon or shorter mileage race are anything but for ultramarathons. How do you simulate…

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