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An attempt at a brief yet thorough bio of Mark Manz, the runner: I've been running basically since I could walk. In elementary school I was a nerdy kid who wasn't particularly athletic. In 3rd grade we had to run a timed mile for PE class. Not only did I win, I lapped everyone else in class. I... Full Bio
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Inaugural Rock n Roll Raleigh Marathon race report by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running ed note… this was originally started back in April. I obviously took a while to finish it… Last weekend I ran the first ever Rock n Roll Raleigh marathon. This was my ... Read on »
Maybe a new post? by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Nah, just kidding. I’m still running. But tonight I’m more drinking than running. I ran some. And the running has been relatively good. The fast days have been solid, the ... Read on »
Hinson Lake 24 by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had written up a pretty detailed post, as is my nature, about this past weekend’s 24 hour race around Hinson Lake. I spent a good chunk of time on it, as I have a bit mo ... Read on »
Hey! I write about stuff! by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been running. I’ve run a number of races this year that I have not written about because I suck as a blogger. I guess it’s pretty easy to neglect something like thi ... Read on »
Ray K’s South Carolina Last Chance 24 Hour Race by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have another race report to write but I never wrote anything about this so I am going to quick write a recap of this and then move on with my life. I’m talking about Ray ... Read on »
Graveyard 100 crewing report by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have another race this weekend so I would like to finish writing this before that, don’t want to get too behind. It’s been so much fun this year to have POSITIVE stuff t ... Read on »
2014 Umstead Marathon race report by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Another race report! This one hopefully a bit more timely. (ed. note: I had written out a pretty long (of course) report and WordPress decided it didn’t like it and delete ... Read on »
RRCA Club Challenge Race report by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am behind. This has been sitting in my drafts folder on wordpress for over a week now. I have a snow day so it’s time to finish it because I have another race report to ... Read on »
More adventures of an icy (and snowy) runner by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I swear I plan to write more about running and post less pictures of my beard in various states of frozen but it IS February and North Carolina is behaving more like the w ... Read on »
Keep the ball rolling by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The last few times I’ve seen John Stiner  he’s said the same thing to me. “Just keep the ball rolling.” What I take it to mean is to re-find that consistency and then… be ... Read on »
Icy runner by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Friday night running around Durham in 15ish degree temperature. Ice crystals in my beard. 80% vapor from breathing, 10% condensation from sweating, 5% spit, 5% snot ... Read on »
A brutally honest year in review by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 2013 sucked. It was the worst in so many ways. But because this is a running blog (kinda), let’s stick with just running. Which sucked more than most things last year. It ... Read on »
Some stuff about July and whatnot by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I dunno. I sit down and think, “hey I should write something in that blog,” or, “hey, I DO want to write something in this blog,” but by the time I sit down to write, I ju ... Read on »
These days of darkness which we’ve known will blow away with this new sun by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s been a few months, and really there hasn’t been much in the way of a real update in many more. I ran that Uwharrie race in February. I ran most of it, 29 miles of it. ... Read on »
Saturday by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am running the Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 miler, thanks to the wonder owners of Bull City Running Co, Kim and Jason. It’s been over four months since my last ultra race. T ... Read on »
Hinson Lake (sort of) 24 hour race report by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday was an interesting experience. I ran part of the Hinson Lake 24 hour race. I say part because I really only ran about half of it. Katie already talked about the r ... Read on »
Hinson Lake guest post by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi there! This is Katie, Mark’s crew chief extraordinaire. Mark gave me permission to guest post about our experience at the Hinson Lake 24 hour. We had been planning ... Read on »
Hinson Lake eve by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am running for something like 17-18 hours tomorrow, on a 1.5ish mile loop around a lake in Rockingham, NC. Katie is here to make sure things don’t end like they did in P ... Read on »
Up to speed by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ugh, this is a running-mostly blog. Thus I am cringing at that title, for obvious reasons. But fact remains, I have been decidedly quiet for the past few months and there’ ... Read on »
BOMF 20in24 Lone Ranger ultra 24 hour race report by RunningManz Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A little over a week ago (July 14th-15th), I ran that 24 hour race in Philly. As I had previously mentioned, I had been looking forward to the 20in24 Lone Ranger for a lon ... Read on »