Posts Tagged ‘trail running’

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

From the darkness I heard a voice and felt myself being shaken awake. “You passed out, can you sit up?” In a haze I opened my eyes to stare into the face of a mountain biker leaning over me. Covered in dirt and blood my 100 mile race would be defined by just eight short […]

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R)

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R)

If you’re looking for advice on how to run in the Grand Canyon keep looking because this isn’t it. I wrote a quick recap of my May 11, 2013 R2R2R run and you can read it here if you’re interested. It’s just like all the others you’ll find using a Google search so don’t get […]

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Established in 1997 Holcomb Valley Trail Runs take place on the famous Pacific Coast Trail. Holcomb Valley Trail Runs offer spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Book Review

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Book Review

Mud, Sweat and Tears is an autobiography by extreme-adventurer Bear Grylls. What does Bear Grylls have to do with trail and ultra running? Absolutely nothing…and yet at the same time everything. Bear leads his readers through his early childhood growing up on a remote island off the coast of Britain where his adventures started at […]

Unfriendly Trails

Unfriendly Trails

Picture this. You’re out on a run, passing through the desert, past one saguaro then another. Brushing past the creosote bushes, down the washes, and around the bends and you come upon an opposing mountain biker. He looks like he’s in a groove coming around the corner and as a courtesy to make it easier […]

TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler

TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler

Trail:   A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something Factor:  One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process Put those two together and you have TrailFactor:  A Portland, Oregon-based trail running group that regularly gathers for group runs, social meet-ups, trail maintenance, and micro […]

Pacer – i.e. Race Manager, Drill Sergeant, Friend

Pacer – i.e. Race Manager, Drill Sergeant, Friend

Previously in Part 1, Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One I discussed why ultra runners should utilize pacers and encouraged all runners to be pacers for others. In this post I’ll outline in more detail a pacers responsibilities during a race. The Pacer – i.e. Race manager, Drill Sergeant, […]

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

By Vanessa Runs Photo by: Andrew Pielage On the last weekend of September, I had the privilege of volunteering at the inaugural Mogollon Monster 100. I helped out at Aid Station #2 at Dickerson (mile 13), and then hung out at the Washington AS, where runners would passed three times. This race was such a […]

Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One

Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One

I’ve been on both sides of the pacer experience, I finished my first 100 mile ultra trail run in sub 24 hours with the help of pacers (I couldn’t have done it without them) and recently paced a runner through 46 miles to help him be one of only 9 finishers in the incredibly difficult […]

Trail Running Camp on the Nueces

Trail Running Camp on the Nueces

Over the past few years trail running has taken on a life of its own and every day we’re seeing more and more people make the transition from running roads to running trails. This is not the easiest transformation for most since most runners have always been taught that increasing your speed is the most […]