The Ultrarunner’s Crew

Tips for Crewing & Pacing By Coach Maria Simone I love the opportunity to support another runner going for the ultramarathon finish line – especially the first-time finish line. There is something special about being a part of all of that suffering – and watching the human mind, body, and spirit overcome. I love to[…]

Moments that Matter: 2015 Virginia Double Anvil Race Report

[The USA Ultra Tri’s Virginia Anvil is a double-iron distance race featuring a 4.8 mile swim, a 224 mile bike, and a 52.4 mile run. This race report is from Coach John’s experience at the 2015 event, which was held October 9-10, 2015.] “In every challenging and difficult moment there is potential value, you have[…]

Endless Reserves: Florida Double Ironman (Anvil) Race Report

Twenty-seven athletes, representing 6 different countries, started the Florida Double Ironman (Anvil) Triathlon. Twenty-two of those athletes finished within the 36 hour time limit. With the support of my crew – Maria, my parents, and sister-in-law Tiffany – I was among those 22 athletes to cross the finish line after a 4.8 mile swim, a 224[…]

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