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Rocky Raccoon 100 Trail Run Videos

My mind, body, and spirit is preparing for something big, I can feel it. My mind is mentally going into conserve mode for my first 100 mile trail run this weekend at Rocky Raccoon. Instead of fighting it, I will accept what is.

Who is this Rocky Raccoon?

Here are a couple videos capturing personal experiences of this 100 mile trail running journey.

This first video contains a photo montage from throughout the day and night. You will also see a bit of finish video of the 2008 trail run.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

This second video is by Ryan V. from Distorted Veracity and his 2009 epic adventure at Rocky Raccoon 100. Ryan had plans to re-visit the Rocky challenge this year but a crazy ‘Attack of the Manhole Cover‘ (I can’t make this up) had other plans. Like all strong endurance athletes, it didn’t take long for Ryan to adapt and move on.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Ryan’s video is also a strong reminder to embrace the journey because there are no guarantees in this sport. Of course, this is one reason why many of us do them.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Rocky Raccoon 100 Trail Run Videos”

  1. on 03 Feb 2010 at 7:24 pm Derek

    Well said, there are no guarantees that any of us will finish, but that is not the reason we run. If I don’t finish there is always another race. The biggest achievement has been made for me, I am making it to the starting line healthy and will run with my fellow ultra runners. It will be a fun adventure and I look forward to sharing it with you and everyone else on the trail. Lets get this party started.

  2. on 03 Feb 2010 at 8:39 pm David Hanenburg

    Lost in translation… 🙂

    By “…this is one reason why many of us do them (ultras).”, I meant to imply:
    – because they are tough
    – because there is no guarantee of a finish (the adventure, the challenge)

    I agree that there is always another race. I say this without having experienced a DNF…yet. I am sure it would still create some type of emotional internal dialogue for me. I also agree on the significance of the “journey” which contains everything in the lead-up to the race and whatever the race day brings.

    Getting to the start line healthy is HUGE in the ultra world.

    You are ready!

    Now I need to go work on my communication skills. 🙂