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Run Rabbit Run 100: Accurate course map, mileages, GPX, and pace chart

By Andrew Skurka / October 15, 2018 / 7 Comments

The Run Rabbit Run 100 course was changed significantly in 2018. To assist future participants with race planning, at least until information from race organizers is more complete and accurate, I am sharing several resources: Interactive course map Course GPX Mileage chart Pace/split chart Interactive course map A topographic map of the course is available. However,…

Notes for next time || Houston Marathon: Pace chart, course GPX, clothing & in’s-and-out’s

By Andrew Skurka / January 19, 2018 / 5 Comments

This post is part of a long-running series that I publish after a big race or trip. It’s purpose is to capture important and helpful — but easily forgettable, perhaps — details that would be helpful to me on a second attempt, or to someone on their first. Numbers and data 2018 results Download a…

Live tracking: Houston Marathon, Sunday 7 AM CST!

By Andrew Skurka / January 12, 2018 / 7 Comments

On Sunday I’m racing the Houston Marathon. The gun fires at 7 AM CST, and I should be done about 2.5 hours later. Track the race live. I’m bib 1513. At a minimum, I’d like to improve upon my current PR, set last year at the Boston Marathon, in 2:32:01. Workouts suggest that I’m not…

UTMB data: Results, split times, course GPX, & pace charts

By Andrew Skurka / September 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

If you plan to race UTMB — or use the course as a training camp — and if you’re a data dork like me, the resources on this page will be useful in your preparations: Official results At the UTMB website, official results are available for each year, back to 2003. The more recent years include…

Track me live as I race around Mont-Blanc on Friday & Saturday

By Andrew Skurka / August 31, 2017 / 12 Comments

UTMB takes live tracking to the next level. Their coverage is easily accessible, remarkably accurate, and incredibly extensive. The race starts at 6 pm on Friday. Chamonix is +1 hour relative to GMT/UTC; for those in the US, the race starts at: ET: 12 pm CT: 11 am MT: 10 am PT: 9 am I…

Gear List: Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) || Personal & obligatory gear

By Andrew Skurka / August 29, 2017 / 17 Comments

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) and its growing race series (CCC, TDS, OCC, and PTL) are held in the last week of August in the Savoy Alps, an extreme mountain environment. Since the first race in 2001, racers have experienced a wild range of weather: snow, cold rain and snow, fierce winds, relentless sun,…

Training program for UTMB, my 2017 apex race || Interview with David Roche

By Andrew Skurka / August 27, 2017 / 10 Comments

How have I trained for Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), the world’s premier ultra marathon? As part of an ongoing series, I interviewed again my coach, David Roche, transcript below. But to fully understand the context of this training, it may be necessary to read similar interviews prior to my two other big races…

Pace Chart Tutorial || Step 3: Split gathering & goal time correlation

By Andrew Skurka / June 28, 2017 / 12 Comments

Before I jump into the third and final step in creating a pace chart for an ultra marathon, I thought it would be helpful to review the process so far. Step 1: In a spreadsheet we created a list of key landmarks on the course, and added pertinent information like distances between these landmarks and where…

Bighorn 100 Trail Run: Track me live as I race 100 miles on Friday

By Andrew Skurka / June 15, 2017 / 17 Comments

The Bighorn 100 Trail Run begins at 10 AM Mountain Time on Friday, June 16. If you’re interested, there will be live tracking from the three major checkpoints: Dry Fork, Footbridge, and Jaws. Use these links: Quick results: Last check-in Detailed results: All splits The links should take you directly to the 2017 race and…

Pace Chart Tutorial || Step 2: Establish a goal finishing time

By Andrew Skurka / June 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

The scariest part of creating a pace chart for an ultra marathon is the need to settle on a goal finishing time. I say scary because: A goal time, and the associated splits, are something of a commitment; It requires an honest assessment of physical and mental preparedness; and, It’s difficult to account for all…