Author Archives: Lynsey

About Lynsey

When Lynsey became injured in 2011 she changed her focus from running long-distance to working behind the scenes as volunteer and crew chief. You can find me at various aid stations throughout Florida reminding the runners that "this is not a parking lot."

Entering Pain Management in a Post Opioid-Epidemic World

As an athlete I never thought I’d become a chronic pain patient. Negotiating chronic pain is no fun; and it’s made more difficult by being trapped in an uncaring system. Continue reading

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Historic Badwater Double an individual and team accomplishment

He thought to himself “what could I do that would be a personal celebration of my 70th, but also be ‘out there’ a bit.”

The entire notion of camaraderie at these races, and actually supporting each other out there when someone is in trouble, is the first thing I observed at my first ultra. More than any other factor, that is what created the “love at first sight” [that] has kept me coming back and [drove me to become] immersed full time in the sport as a race director. Continue reading

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What ultra-marathons have to do with life

Runners participating in ultra-marathon races have a reputation for being a bit eccentric, weird, and generally overboard. That reputation is partially derived from the colorful personalities and tattoos that adorn most of these runners. Anecdotes about finishing races in spite … Continue reading

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The Face of Commitment

Sometimes motivational posters give you the wrong idea about what it means to be committed. Continue reading

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Book Review – Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work

 Disclosure: I didn’t receive a free copy but I did snag a cool discount by pre-ordering the e-book. Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work is Ray Charbonneau’s fifth book, though the first that I’ve read. The title struck me on a deeply personal level since my … Continue reading

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Inaugural multi-day ultra in Florida invites international elites, novices

This November Ft. Lauderdale, Florida will become home to the first 6-day foot race in the southeast region of the continental United States. Aptly named for the Greek mythological character symbolizing ambition, Icarus Florida Ultrafest wants its participants to push … Continue reading

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Athletic Shorts: Jim ‘Animal’ Schroeder

In just a few weeks I get the honor of being part of the crew that will support Jim Schroeder, or Animal as he’s often referred, as he completes his first Badwater 135. Badwater is one of ultra-running’s most difficult … Continue reading

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