About eric senseman

Hello, I’m Eric. 25-year-old ultra runner, journalist, philosopher, vegan, coffee enthusiast + traveler currently residing in Flagstaff, Arizona. I am an avid running journalist with over a dozen publications at iRunFar.com and UltraRunning Magazine.

March 2015

Burning Matches

By |March 10th, 2015|

Result: 4th, 6:34:34

To run ultramarathons with success, you have to burn a lot of matches. I’m an ultrarunner, not an arsonist, but analogies can be […]

February 2015

New Sponsors

By |February 4th, 2015|

I am partnered with three new sponsors in 2015 – Adidas, Nathan Sports, and New Belgium – all of which are a result of being […]

January 2015

Where The Magic Happens

By |January 14th, 2015|


Bandera 100k Race Report

Result: DNF

The so-called “Big Stage” is where the magic happens.

It’s where no-name athletes turn into heroes and where heroes turn into legends. […]

Finding (some) Satisfaction

By |January 14th, 2015|

2014 JFK 50 Mile Race Report
Result: 6:01:30, 3rd, PR

Competitors who demand improvement of themselves—who go to great lengths to perform at a higher level—often have […]

October 2014

Bouncing Back and Intolerable Things (Tussey Race Report)

By |October 22nd, 2014|




Result: 2nd, 6:10:29

As he did last year at the Rock N’ Roll USA Marathon and at TNFEC-DC 50 Mile, Michael Wardian again finished one spot […]

September 2014

Life Can Be Unfair

By |September 10th, 2014|

Death is generally a terrible occurrence.

Even if the end of one’s life results in the termination of significant suffering or severe discomfort, death is rarely, […]

August 2014

On Travel, Nutrition, Consistency, and Intelligence

By |August 26th, 2014|




So as not to render this blog obsolete, I figured it was time for a post. Here are a few things on my mind as […]

May 2014

What It’s Like To Run The Grand Canyon

By |May 14th, 2014|

The Grand Canyon (“GC”) has been described as many things by many people: magical, majestic, mystical, magnanimous (to get the “m’s” out of the way […]

April 2014

Learning to Feel (Leona Divide Race Report)

By |April 30th, 2014|

Result: 3rd, 7:17:23

Two weeks before the Leona Divide 50 I was in San Francisco running in the Headlands with a group from the San Francisco […]

Running Journalism

By |April 10th, 2014|

My blogging has been limited since the end of last year. The reason is that I stopped blogging about my weekly training (not that interesting), […]