Category: 3100 Mile Race 2016

  • July 30… It Takes All of Me

    Have you arrived at God’s castle? “I am very close.” *Translation by Lyalya* Yuri has to be one of the most mystical and cheerful athletes I have ever met.  The last time we talked he declared that his destination was not a physical one, but something inner instead.  He called it God’s castle. It was […]

  • July 29… I Love The Race

    “A very good morning,” Stutisheel says as he greets me. The rain is falling heavy enough to bounce off his umbrella.  The streets throng with the noisy jostling of thick morning traffic.  Stutisheel is now a 1,000 miles away from the goal and he has only 12 days left in which to do it. He […]

  • July 28… You Do Your Best

    Quite often I will do a lap in the morning with Ananda-Lahari for no other reason than he is just an incredibly pleasant person to be with.  His  effervescent sunny optimism and dedication to this mind boggling race are a constant reminder to me and probably you as well. That we should not complain so […]

  • July 27… We Can Do More (Enthusiasm Awakeners Anniversary)

    It all takes place in less than an hour.  The singing, clapping, and offering of treats to the runners. Who most likely have slept little, are aching and weary beyond belief, and are staring into the mouth of a mileage chasm that seems at times impossible to fill or even satisfy. The girls all in […]

  • July 26… Stay Positive

    Kaneenika has been running for 89 days now on the course.  She has collected 5304 miles but has yet to reach her goal. This of course makes little sense unless  you are familiar with her history here at the race from last year.  She gave of course a valiant effort over 52 days but came […]

  • July 25… We Are Learning Here

    “Every day is a good day.” I have unfortunately fallen into a bad habit.  Without much exception, as far as I can tell.  Nearly every day I ask each runner I interview whether or not it is a good day. My reasons are simple of course.  Because my own answer to that question is never […]

  • July 24… Trying To Enjoy

    If one needs any reminding that the results on the board are not the only thing that is important here at the 3100.  Than taking a closer look at Ashprihanal helps to illustrate just a little more clearly that numbers are just one small aspect of the true race. A year ago now Ashprihanal was […]

  • July 23… Deep Into My Heart

    Volodymyr was a powerful presence for 19 days and then in a flash his race was over.  Or at least his outer one was.  In those few precious days at the 3100 mile race he was able to complete 919 miles.  Most certainly the last few hundred of them were particularly hard fought.  He walked […]

  • July 22… We Are One Family

    For those interested in simplifying their lives, at least temporarily.  Running for 18 hours a days for 52 days may exemplify a stripped down, superbly focused lifestyle that is hard to beat. Yes it is brutally hard and unrelenting.  But once you are immersed in this world wholeheartedly the rest of the clutter and superficial […]

  • July 21… We Depend On Grace

    “I had a really good day yesterday.” Atmavir did have a good day yesterday, and of course it didn’t hurt that it was also his 38th birthday. You can see it on the scoreboard and you can see it clearly in his smile and his relaxed and happy attitude today. The mileage by the way, […]