Autumn
Oct29

Autumn

The morning light breaks through the thinning canopy and reflects off the amber floor. No sounds but the rhythmic motion of my feet as they crunch through drying yellow and burnt orange. Shadows crisscross the path, their haunting maze revealing the previous night’s lingering discord, Hiding the roots and rocks that seek to hinder my progress I move swiftly, my glazed glare always forward and down. The steaming hot breath leaving my...

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Journey To 100 Miles: Intro
Oct29

Journey To 100 Miles: Intro

Readers, Thanks for taking the time to click on and read this article. It is the first of many that will come from me over the next few months. It is my sincerest hope that the information I am prepared to share over the next 9 months will help many of you on your own personal journeys to a 100 Mile finish. An Introduction: My name is John Lacroix, better known as “Sherpa John.” I started running in the Fall of 2004 and...

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TAURcast Episode 1: Hydration
Oct28

TAURcast Episode 1: Hydration

TAURcast Episode 1: Hydration TAURcast is TrailAndUltraRunning.com’s very own web show that focuses specifically on Trail and Ultra-Running Topics. Hosted by “Sherpa” John Lacroix (@SherpaJohn) and Co-Hosted by Jerry Armstrong (@EnduranceJer), two veteran Ultrarunners who share 15+  years ultra experience between them. The RUNdown features the following quick fire topics: Doping, Rest, Running Skirts, Goal Setting,...

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TrailFactor 50k, Half Marathon, & 5-miler
Oct26

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 brew sipping.  In the early part of 2012 the low key and fun-loving group led...

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Clik Elite Sprint DSLR Waist Pack Review
Oct24

Clik Elite Sprint DSLR Waist Pack Review

  As an ultra runner and photographer, I like to take my DSLR on some longer trail runs.  Over the years I tried using a large pack but it did not allow me to move fast and comfortably through the mountains.  Using a larger pack was just too bulky and didn’t offer quick access to my camera.  Easy access may not bother some, but taking the pack on and off repeatedly is cumbersome and rarely fast enough to capture pictures of...

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