Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Real Caballo Blanco?

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I had the fortunate opportunity to share a few e-mails with the
infamous Micah True or "Caballo Blanco" as he is referred to
throughout Chris McDougall's book "Born to Run".
What did you think of the way you were portrayed in Chris' book?
"I had mixed feelings...
realizing that his first impressions of me were heresay,
and not how I nor my friends see me.....some exaggeration....
The overall message was/is very good and positive."
Yes, I suppose I knew that you would turn out to be
a "normal" guy however it was fun following Chris on his search
for the mysterious "Caballo Blanco".
"never said I was normal--:]"
No not "normal" just not "crazy"? Perhaps a mixture of
the 3 characters in the attached comic. I hope my little comic
doesn't offended you as much as calling you normal did? :)
"No offence taken by anything-:} Those who run with el Caballo in the canyons become Mas Loco, and that is a good thing-;}"

I have been reading your stories and am more moved with each one...
"Thank you..."

Micah's website and home to
The Copper Canyon Run and Ultra Marathon

Monday, July 27, 2009

Volunteer Pacers

Volunteer pacers are the UNSUNG HERO'S of Ultra Running.
Be they relatives, friends or complete strangers these Guys and Gals
act as companions, motivators, pack animal, and trail guide.
Running 10 to 50 mile sections of a race with the competitor
for no apparent pay off except for the satisfaction of helping
a fellow Ultra Runner realize their own personal dream.
URG says hats off to a Rare Breed in Deed!!

All races seem to have their own Pacer Rules.
Leadville Trail 100 allows the Pacer to carry food, water and gear for example-
Haliburton 100 does not allow the Pacer to carry anything for the runner-

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Born to Run

If you haven't read Chris McDougall's book "Born To Run"
then you will have to go out and get it(or borrow it from a friend).
It just may inspire you to put on a blouse and run around
in a skirt like URG.
Here are a few links to a couple of characters in the book-
An interesting article-

Monday, July 13, 2009


URG has "GONE CAMPING" for the week.
He will not be able to post due to the slow internet speed in his tent.
He will be back Monday July 2OTH with more Ultra Running Guy adventures.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

2009 Finger Lakes 50's - Mud Bath!


Apparently there was a little mud at the race this year :)