When I was a kid in junior high, I embarrassed myself at a regional track meet by falling over several hurdles. That clumsiness and a lack of patience for putting up with older guys at the gym led me to quit sports and go to work on my family's ranch every waking moment outside of … Continue reading Why would you run 100 miles?
Carrie has decided she needs to deliver a running intervention to call out – what she sees as – a crazy running addiction. For some reason, she thinks wanting to run 100 miles isn’t normal. And, of course, I disagree and know that my running adventures are completely normal for trail and ultrarunning. So we’re … Continue reading Ryan’s Running Intervention With Dairy Carrie | Over A Beer Podcast 033
2019 got off to a rough start as I couldn't quite figure out some fueling issues that had my stomach in knots for a few races. Read up on the first half here. But as I kicked off the second half of my running year, things moved into a higher tier and I started checking … Continue reading 2019 Running Recap – Second Half Highs
2020 is here and, naturally, we're setting new running goals for the new year. But before I move forward with my plans, it's beneficial to look back where I ran in 2019. It was definitely a fun year as I utilized several races as longer training runs leading up to my goal race in July. … Continue reading 2019 Race Recap – off to a rough start
Hindsight is 20/20, right? After running every race, no matter how well the day went, I can recount things that did not go as planned. Where did things go off track and start going down hill? Our mind will play tricks on us and lead us down the wrong path. It's finding a solution to … Continue reading Mind Games | Running Diligence
One of the toughest aspects of pursuing a big running goal is the mental game. I can run all day. Find the right pace, and I can cruise. But if my mind isn't in the right place, the day can become a struggle. It's all about the mental game. What you think affects how you … Continue reading Yogi Was Right | Running Diligence
In 2018, I set out to accomplish a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. It was a big bite to chew and I knew I was going into the deep end. But honestly, the feeling I get after an exhausting, painful day of running trails in the mountains is what fuels me up. So I registered for … Continue reading Beaverhead Endurance Runs 100k – 2018’s Big DNF
Ok, I'll try to share this experience without sounding like I'm complaining. Go back and read my recap of the Happy Camper Fun Run, first. I share this post because I'm looking for some clarification. Maybe I'm wrong. I don't know. I'm not blaming the runners or judging their abilities. Lots of people were confused … Continue reading Sorting Out The Finish – Happy Camper Fun Run
The day finally came when I signed up last-minute for a 50-mile run. I had planned on a long run of 42 miles over the weekend as part of training. But on Friday morning, I found a local 50-miler with spots still available. So I did what any good trail ultrarunner does, I jumped on … Continue reading Happy Camper Fun Run 52-Mile Trail Race
Growing up on my family's cattle ranch, we always had beef in the freezer. While there were other proteins - pork from the neighbors, eggs from chickens in the barn - beef protein was always our primary choice. To be honest, I am still shocked when I meet adults who admit to never having cooked … Continue reading Can beef protein fuel strength for running?