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Ghost Train 2018: Living to run another day

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.” ~ Bill Bowerman This past weekend I attempted my second hundred mile race at Ghost Train Ultras in Brookline, NH.  Although … Continue reading

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Inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra: The Race That Almost Wasn’t

This past Saturday was National Trails Day, and I chose to celebrate it by running the inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra.  This race is a 30-hour, run as much as you want in the time allowed event.  The fact that this … Continue reading

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When your best is just barely good enough. (Ghost Train 100 mile endurance run)

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine   Pre has been an idol of mine since I started running. Maybe it was because he was a bullied, scrappy kid like I was. … 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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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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