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Mike Rives


Mike Rives is a self-declared mid-pack, middle-age runner. He runs 20-30 miles per week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Mike lives on a 40-acre patch o' woods with his wife and two sons - not to mention three horses, two cats, eighteen chickens and his running buddy, "Zookie".

Nov 062015
Has It Been 40 Hours Yet!!? (Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd)

It was a dark and stormy night… Well, actually it was an absolutely gorgeous night. Cool temperatures, clear skies. No moon though…but hey, you can’t get everything you want. So, on October 16, at 10:00 p.m., 15 souls stood at the starting line of the Pumpkin Holler 135 Mile Ultramarathon. I signed up for this Continue Reading «Has It Been 40 Hours Yet!!? (Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd)»

Oct 302013
It's Official: I'm an Ultra Marathoner

Well…it’s official. I finished an ultra-marathon. Didn’t say I “ran” an ultra-marathon, because that would be a lie. But I finished. 32.94 miles worth. My training plan prepared me for “a long day in the woods”. Truer words have never been spoken. Well, truer words may have been “a long, long, long day in the Continue Reading «It’s Official: I’m an Ultra Marathoner»