This past July, I completed my first 100 miler at the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, on the hottest weekend of the year in New England. I honestly had a blast, and even enjoyed the heat. I felt strong during the day, kept well hydrated and ran over 80 miles with some of my best friends.
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Gear is fun! And, more importantly, gear doesn’t have to be fancy! Many people feel intimidated by trail running because of the stuff you may need to have or bring, starting with shoes. So let’s start with shoes.
Winter is on its way, and the elements have already arrived for some. Rather than hibernate through the season, let me give you some ideas on winter traction that will hopefully motivate you to get out there and roam around before the spring buds begin blooming.
For the longest time I thought working with a coach was for “real” athletes, not a middle-of-the-pack runner like myself.
I was in the middle of hill repeats and had been feeling pretty low. My motivation for running was in a slump, even though I was training for an upcoming race.
One week out from my first 50 mile attempt and I still wasn’t over the annoying itch on the back of my arm where a wasp had stung me on the course. I also wasn’t over the sting of not finishing the race.