One thing that COVID has not been able to cancel is access to the great outdoors, and that has many athletes taking to the trails for the first time. Beyond COVID, however, trail running and ultrarunning has been steadily growing in popularity. We’ll help you transition smoothly to being dirt runner with these 8 tips.[…]
While the end of a workout may sometimes seem unimportant, it really sets us up to recover properly, both mentally and physically, so we can have a quality workout the next day.
~ 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[…]
“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[…]
“No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever met someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” ~Chris Hardwick Let me start my[…]
Every training session, every race is a teacher. If you are open to the lessons, you can learn a lot. My training for and racing of the Vermont 100 is no exception. Here’s how it went down. The race started at 4 a.m., which meant the timeline for pre-race eating was pushed ever earlier. I went to[…]
Saturday morning, I woke up at 3:25 a.m. to the glare of headlights as athletes began arriving for the Peaks Ultra Challenge in Pittsfield, Vermont. The back of our Subaru was my makeshift hotel for the previous night. I had dropped Maria off in Lake Placid so she could get her training in, and then[…]
My mom Jeanne and I headed to Newark, Delaware for the 16th running of the Trail Dawgs’ 2013 Trail Triple Crown event, which included a marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k. I was going for the marathon, and my mom would be doing her first trail event in the 5k race. My goal for this race was[…]