Coach Alexa reflects on her first race post-COVID – which was the 2021 Florida Double Anvil.
~ By Coach Lindsay Leigh The great thing about endurance sports is they teach us lessons, sometimes hard ones, whether it’s our first attempt at a distance or 20th. In this respect, the Harrisburg Marathon was a great teacher! The 2019 Harrisburg Marathon was my 8th stand alone marathon (20th if you include Ironman marathons).[…]
By Coach Lindsay Leigh I had so many reasons to quit the Vermont 100 Endurance Run, and reasons I knew were good enough and people would support me. I had trench foot, a strained calf, blisters covering my feet, and a series of other maladies. But I continued on, aid station to aid station, and[…]
Every race brings challenges that we must work through if we are to endure. Coach Lindsay gives her Ironman Texas Race Report to tell her tale of endurance!
[This post is race report by our athlete Jen Miller on her experience at the General Smallwood Triathlon (Olympic Distance), held on May 19, 2018. Thanks, Jen, for allowing us to post it here!] New Year. New Age Group. New Coach. New expectations? With Joe’s support (😘), this is this year I decided to do[…]
[This post is a reprint of the 2018 Boston Marathon race report from our athlete Jill Pescatore. You can see the original post here. Thanks, Jill, for allowing us to repost here!] ~by Jill Pescatore Running the Boston Marathon is always a privilege. Let’s face it running any marathon is pretty special when you turn[…]
~ By Coach Lindsay Leigh The 100 mile distance has intrigued me for years. I only had to decide when the right time would be to toe the line. Up until the start of the 2018 Umstead 100, and even during some moments of the race, I could not quite wrap my head around running[…]
“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” ~ Henry Ford This summer, I embarked on an attempt to complete the Grand Slam of Ultra Running: 1) Western States 100, 2) Vermont 100, 3) Leadville 100, and 4) Wasatch 100. I made it 40 miles into[…]
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” ~ John Muir I lived one of my long-time dreams as I climbed the snowy[…]
As I sit here in the “before time,” just a few days before my first Western States 100, my thoughts and feelings are somewhat in a state of disarray. On the one hand, I have sincere and deep gratitude for being able to move about the earth under my own power. On the other hand, I can’t[…]