Ozark Foothills trail 50K: A Great Start To My 2019 Running Season

by Jesse Mendoza

On the weekend of April 6th, 2019, I took a trip down to Wildwood, Missouri to run the Ozark Foothills 50k trail race put on by the Terrain Trail Runners, who are based in St. Louis, MO. It’s a beautiful course run on the fast and challenging trails at Greensfelder Park in Wildwood, MO., located about 45 minutes southwest of St. Louis, MO. The course is mostly single track, and…

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My Thoughts On Getting Into the Superior Trail 100 Mile Lottery. Again.

by Jesse Mendoza

I still remember that weekend clearly. I remember the Adrenaline. The Excitement. The Energy. I remember the beautiful weather. I remember thinking how lucky I was to be there. Then I remember the severe cramping less than 20 miles in. That it was way too soon to hurt. I remember thinking if I’d made a mistake. Then I remember friends helping. The starry nights. The house-sized boulders. Oh my god,…

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My Running Year In Review 2018

by Jesse Mendoza

My 2018 year of running was a great one. It consisted of five ultra marathons, four of which I finished, and an attempt at my first 100 mile ultra. It’s the most ultras I’ve completed in one year. I also completed my 8th full road marathon this year, along with a smattering of smaller road races from the 10 mile up to a half marathon. All of them just as…

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