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Third Overall and a New 5K PR

By bubbles | November 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Third Overall and a New 5K PR
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If you’ve seen my previous posts you would have thought that my racing season was over. I thought so too, but I was wrong (it happens). Because of next year’s shifting focus – more on that coming soon – my coach wanted me to do a fall 5K so that we can get an idea…

Flatrock 25K

By Matt Rife | October 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Flatrock 25K
Matt racing over a rocky section during the Flat Rock 25K

Flatrock 25K When most people think of “Kansas,” they envision miles of pan-flat wheat fields. Those people have not visited southeastern Kansas. The Flat Rock 25/50K takes place in the Chautauqua Hills, a narrow band of rolling sandstone hills that extends into northern Oklahoma. The hills aren’t all that big, but they are steep, rocky,…

How to Make Mint-Infused Simple Syrup

By bubbles | September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Make Mint-Infused Simple Syrup

This article originally appeared on my other site, Sunny Slope Farm. Simple syrup is a key ingredient for many summer cocktails, including the mint julep and the mojito. But it’s not just for the boozy set: simple syrup makes a great substitution for sugar in lemonade, and brushing a coat over each layer of a…

Race Report: Dark and Dirty Miles

By Matt Rife | September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Race Report: Dark and Dirty Miles
Matt smiling and holding his race medal at the finish line

This is a quick and dirty post facto write-up for the Dark and Dirty Miles 10K from July. This was my first trail race since 2017, and I haven’t been doing much trail running over the past year or so. So it seems totally logical to pick a hilly, technical race to get back into…