Category: Tips

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Three tips to get you through 100 miles

In the weeks leading up to her first 100 miler, Melanie Fryer sent out an email to the group asking for three tips on getting through a 100 miler. The responses that followed are golden examples of how to take down a hundred. Check out some of the great replies...

Finally! Final Trail ULTRA-RACE  tip 0

Finally! Final Trail ULTRA-RACE tip

If you follow this blog you’ll remember we ran Chris Russell’s list of Cactus Rose 100 race tips a couple of months ago. Chris is a seasoned trail runner, racer, crew chief, and pacer with experience at the 100K and 100 mile distances. The final tip was never posted, for no...

Tip #6-Attitude 0

Tip #6-Attitude

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone Last year at Cactus I was not doing real well early in the race. I had to make...

5th Tip in the 7 part series, “Getting to the starting line Healthy” – By Chris Russell 1

5th Tip in the 7 part series, “Getting to the starting line Healthy” – By Chris Russell

A tip on getting to the starting line healthy? Isn’t that rather obvious? Yes but sometimes we get so wed to our training plans or life’s daily challenges that we neglect our bodies the last 2 weeks of the race. Consequently, we show up to the race injured, sick or...

Tip #4 Hydration and Restrooms! 0

Tip #4 Hydration and Restrooms!

  This Cactus Rose tip is on hydration and restroom strategy (just for Jessica).  I already know I am suppose to hydrate during the race so why spend a whole tip on it? One of the unique factors about running Cactus in late Oct is cool mornings and warm days...

Chris’ Tip #3 – Drop Bags 0

Chris’ Tip #3 – Drop Bags

This is the third in the series of Chris Russell Tips for the Cactus Rose 50 and 100 miler. These tips can and do apply for Ultras in general. They are presented here for your information and enjoyment . – T  The question of what to pack in one’s drop...

Chris Russell’s Tip #2 – Aid Stations 0

Chris Russell’s Tip #2 – Aid Stations

The purpose of this tip is to discuss the Cactus Rose Aid Staions and where you may want to put your drop bags. The contents of the drop bags will be discuss in tip # 3; otherwise, this eamil would be too long. First if you haven’t already done so...

Trailrunning race Tips 0

Trailrunning race Tips

A few of us know the details of the trails at Hill country State Natural area in Bandera, TX and the races held there. But none can explain them better, and in more detail, with what’s required to have a good run out there, like Chris Russell. Following is the...