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Loon Mountain Race: what the hell was I thinking?

On July 8, 2018 I ran my first mountain race at the USATF Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH.  I planned to use this race as my last hard training run prior to my goal race at … Continue reading

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TARC Summer Classic (or my version of the Amazing Race)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir   The Trail Animals Running Club Summer Classic was held … Continue reading

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Vermont 100k, take two (no guts, no glory)

“There are only two options regarding commitment;                                                            you’re either in or … Continue reading

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Catamount 50k. Yes, you can….(whether you want to or not)

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. Its to test the limits of the human heart.” ~ Bill Bowerman.   The heart. The mind. The body. And, quite frankly, the sanity. I have to admit that I … Continue reading

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Awakening from the winter slumber

Well life sure has been interesting since my last race!! I took the winter off from training because my body (and my mind) really needed the break. I spent time just running trails for fun, doing some crosstraining, and purchasing … Continue reading

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Bimbler’s Bluff 50k (or 52k, but who’s counting?)

(photo credit: Cindy Bourassa) Well I certainly picked a doozy for my last big trail race of the year. Bimbler’s Bluff 50k(ish) in Guilford, CT is billed as “an off road foot race through several inter-connected woodland preserves in southern … Continue reading

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Nipmuck Trail Marathon race report (or: the day I learned how to be a trail runner)

On Oct. 2, 2016, I ran the Nipmuck Trail Marathon put on by the Shenipsit Striders. The Striders have a wacky sense of humor and put a “high fall risk” sticker on the bibs of first time runners of the … Continue reading

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