Blake P. Wood - Running Page

So... you want to run ultras?

"Have you looked at his feet, Ma'am?" - Bounty Hunter in "The Brother From Another Planet".

The tragic effects of ultrarunning:  before and after.

"If you don't return bleeding, it's not a trail run"

For a good list of ultra running links, visit Stan Jensen's homepage.

Download a copy of my scholarly article:  "Childbirth Envy:  Why Men Run Ultras".

Other interesting articles of mine from UltraRunning Magazine:  
        A five day run of the John Muir Trail in 1998.
        2.5 days running in the pouring rain at the Barkley Marathons in 2000.
        A cross-country run from Badwater to Whitney in 2002 (photos, a short article, and a longer report that appeared in UltraRunning Magazine.)

A short running bio:

I started running the summer after my freshman year at Claremont High School, CA, in 1973, at the tender age of 14. I ran cross country and track the following three years of high school, and my freshman year at U.C. Santa Barbara. I ran my first marathon (Palos Verdes) in 1974. Since then I've competed in races every year, mostly 10ks and marathons, particularly in the SF Bay Area. Upon moving from California to Los Alamos, NM in 1992, I started running ultras, mostly on the trails in northern NM and southern CO.  I still run track in the spring and an occasional road race, and am an assistant coach for the local high school XC and track teams and our local youth track club.

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