Pinhoti 100 Training: Lee vs. Beth

Pinhoti 100 Training:  Lee vs. Beth

Two NRC Race Team members, Lee Wilson and Beth Meadows, are tackling the Pinhoti 100 down in Alabama this November. As occasional training partners with differing takes on running and training (Lee, relying more raw talent and dancing how he feels; Beth, a little more anal and obsessed with what the elites are doing), we thought it'd be fun to get their individual takes on preparation, the race, and more  throughout the next couple of months.

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Farewell, Steven McNeal!

Farewell, Steven McNeal!

So, by now, you probably know that NRC Crew Member and RunWILD Coach extraordinaire, Steven McNeal, is leaving Nashville and heading on the Oregon trail soon. Since we don’t have the mad videography skills that Steven does, we wanted to do a short write-up on just how awesome he is. A few of Steven’s friends and running partners have taken the time to share just what makes Steven so special!

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2016 Running Recap: Jeff Davis

"Sometime after midnight in the Smoky Mountains, we sat down on a rock.  The purpose of our stop was to put on jackets, but in reality, we were reaching our breaking point.  “If the temperature requires a jacket, we must be above 5,000 feet”, I unconvincingly told myself.  A quick glance at the watch confirmed we were still under 4,000 feet with 2,500 left to the top of Mount LeConte..."

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RunWILD Spotlight: Sinith Suong

You all may know Sinith Suong by many names – Beast, Bad Ass, Legend, Calves of Steel. He races more in a month than most people do all year, and he crushes them! He’s known for his crazy race schedule, his back flip(s), and for being a little more on the reserved side in a world full of loud-mouths. After he raced Bourbon Chase AND our Defeated Creek Trail Half this weekend, we wanted to know more about Sinith, and thankfully, he’s agreed to “come out of the shadows for his fans.”

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Race Team Spotlight: Tonya Philippi

Tonya Philippi has been a staple in the Nashville running and racing community for quite some time. Before tearing up the scene in Nashville, she ran at the collegiate level for Nebraska Wesleyan. Now, she crushes it locally while also working as a massage therapist and raising her little boy, Oliver along with her husband, Nate. We chatted with Tonya to get the scoop on how her training and racing have gone this year. 

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Race Team Spotlight: Beth Meadows

Race Team Spotlight: Beth Meadows

If you've been around NRC during the past few years, you've probably run into race team member Beth Meadows. Whether it's catching her at 6 a.m. for RunWEST's group runs, joining her on Wednesdays at East Nasty, out on the trails with RunWILD, or just kicking back at the store--Beth is a vital member of the NRC family. This past month, Beth set out to race her first 100 miler back in her home state of Alabama. Read on to hear about Beth's journey on the trails!

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A Race For the Ages: Kent Holder

A Race For the Ages: Kent Holder

Over Labor Day Weekend, Manchester, Tennessee hosted it's first 100 mile race. And unlike most ultra-marathons - half of the runners were over 60 years old! That's because A Race For the Ages had a unique set-up. Unlike traditional ultra-marathons that have the same time cut-off time for participants, ARFTA formatted the cut-off to parallel the runner's age: each runner would get an hour to run for their age. 76 year old Washington native, Kent Holder, shared his story of how he got involved in ultra-racing and what drew him to this unique race. We hope that Kent's story inspires you to keep running and reminds you that you can achieve what you set out to do!

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