Posts Tagged ‘trail running’

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

We flew into Medford late Thursday night and when we woke up Friday morning and started to drive around Ashland we were treated to one of the coolest little towns I have ever visited. Having never been to Oregon I wasn’t sure what to expect but what we found was a beautiful countryside with fall […]

Chi Running – Part II

Chi Running – Part II

In this follow up article to Chi Running Hills & Trails, I want to share The TOP 10 Things I Think You Should Know About Chi Running…That They Don’t Tell You! This list could actually apply to any running technique that’s a good form or natural technique, but I chose Chi Running because I believe […]

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, […]

Beauty and the Beast – Speedgoat 50K

Beauty and the Beast – Speedgoat 50K

Before I even begin giving my race report and background on this years race I have to congratulate my brother-in-law Kevin Conte on his first ultra race and finish at Speedgoat 50K. I would have to say when I approached him with the idea of running this race with me I thought he would laugh […]

If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

We’ve all heard that quote before, then why do so many people fail to plan for their next big race? Regardless if you race once a year or 20 times a year it’s very likely you will, or already have, picked out one or two key races that are most important to you. Maybe it’s […]

San Diego 100 – Race Report

San Diego 100 – Race Report

Some people run 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons and marathons but for some reason unbeknown to me I have decided to run hundred mile races. I often find myself daydreaming during my long runs and I can’t ever seem to come up with a reason why I shouldn’t run hundreds except during the races themselves. I […]

Flagstaff Marathon

Flagstaff Marathon

The Flagstaff Marathon is 100% off-road with varying (single-track, cross-country, dirt roads) terrain. The course ranges from 8000 feet to 8600 feet above sea level and has been described as the most scenic and difficult marathon in the Southwest.

Thunderbolt Creek 50K and 50K Relay

Thunderbolt Creek 50K and 50K Relay

Thunderbolt Creek is an out and back 50k on a very scenic non-technical trail with approximately 3000-4000 feet of climbing and maybe the fastest trail 50k in Montana! If you love trail running this is a must for your calendar.

Race Goal: Destination or Journey?

Race Goal: Destination or Journey?

Being a goal oriented person; it seems natural to look at my goals as a destination. Reaching the goal, such as a race, represents a final point in training where everything is supposed to come together. It brings closure to all of the hard work that has led to this single day. Yet when I […]

Zane Grey 50M – An Interview with Race Director Joe Galope

Zane Grey 50M – An Interview with Race Director Joe Galope

The Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Race is entering its 23rd running on April 21st in northeastern Arizona.  Renowned, notorious, infamous, no matter what you call it, the race has earned its title as one of the toughest 50 Mile races in the country.  With the race kicking off with another stellar field we wanted […]