Archive for August, 2012

2012 Lean Horse 100

2012 Lean Horse 100

The First Half There is a common saying in the running world that, “You know you’ve done your taper well when you’re itching to run on race day.” Is that really such a bad thing?! All I can say is that “the itch” took over for the first 25 miles. It was soooo hard to […]

Wishing Hoping and Praying are not Confidence

Wishing Hoping and Praying are not Confidence

I wish I were a better at … I hope I do well… I pray that I have a good day… These are common statements from people as they relate to how they feel or think they will perform in an their upcoming contest. They also indicate a lack of confidence. Confidence is a construct […]

Quinoa

Quinoa

My new favorite “old” food! I’ve eaten quinoa on and off over the past few years, mostly off. But lately I’ve started experimenting and have turned quinoa into my go to food of choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quinoa [KEEN-wah] is a gluten-free source of complete protein, dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. The […]

How to Choose Your Partner for the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race

How to Choose Your Partner for the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race

By Vanessa Runs Racing in a team of two on a multi-day race is a unique experience that you don’t come across every day. Even for the most social runners, chances are that many of your races or training runs have been tackled solo. Running with a teammate adds another dimension to the race experience, […]

Project America Run II

Project America Run II

Mike’s Run Beginning on the border of Canada, just north of International Falls, MN Mike Ehredt of Hope, ID will begin his solo run to honor those who have served and died in Afghanistan. Flags bearing the Name, Rank, Age and Hometown of a fallen U.S. Military Member will be placed each mile, thus creating […]

Waldo 100K Trail Run

Waldo 100K Trail Run

The 2012 Waldo 100k is definitely going down in the history books as one to remember. A few days before the event race director Craig Thornley announced (via the Forest Service) that there was a wildfire smoldering and burning close to sections of the course where we would be running. The way in which Craig […]

Wildlife Encounters – Part II

Wildlife Encounters – Part II

In my previous article “Wildlife Encounters – Part I: Rattlesnakes“, I briefly mentioned some of the furry creatures I’ve encountered in the past month, to remind you I wrote: In just the past month I’ve enjoyed close encounters with several deer, six grey fox, javelina and bobcat. Running before sunrise one morning my headlamp illuminated […]

I Had a Great Run – Now What?

I Had a Great Run – Now What?

This is the second part of my last post. I discussed what happens to runners when they experience “bad run days” and that they are not necessarily an indicator of losing conditioning or being out of shape suddenly due to that workout. Now I want to contrast that with a really great run – “great […]

Finding the Right Chiropractor

Finding the Right Chiropractor

Part of the Equation Any experienced runner will tell you that hydration, nutrition and stretching are an integral part of their training. In my opinion however, one of the most critical elements often left out of this equation is the use of chiropractic to ensure that all parts of the body – hips, neck and […]

Wildlife Encounters – Part I: Rattlesnakes

Wildlife Encounters – Part I: Rattlesnakes

As trail runners it’s all too common we come across wildlife in it’s natural habitat. Many of us secretly hope to encounter wildlife on our runs for that perfect photo opportunity we can quickly post on Facebook. But what would you do if that photo op turned into a confrontation instead? In just the past […]