TNF Endurance Series
Jun11

TNF Endurance Series

I recently had the opportunity to work and support runners at The Northface Endurance Series race in Bear Mountain State Park, NY.  Prior to this, I had not considered participating in these sort of larger scale races for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, was just a general limitation of financial resources which significantly limited my registration into races. Additionally, the locations for the series were further away then...

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Dirty German Endurance Fest 50 Mile Race Report
May23

Dirty German Endurance Fest 50 Mile Race Report

I have officially completed my first stand-alone 50 miler and it was on beautiful trails in the city of Philadelphia! I had the lucky chance to interview the RD of this race a month back, which had me even more excited for the race! The race occurred in Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia with ideal weather conditions (low temps started in the 50s with a high in the mid-60s, with a few rain sprinkles). Packet pick-up was quick...

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Interview with Darkling Thrush
Apr07

Interview with Darkling Thrush

It is endlessly fascinating to hear of the varied and interesting journeys each of us takes to become a trail runner. For some of us, it is a natural extension of simply loving nature and intending to spend every minute possible in it, to experience what the Germans call “Waldeinsamkeit”, or “solitude in the forest”; for others it began as the result of registering for a poorly advertised 10 miler only to find out upon arrival that it...

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How to Be an Ultra Runner
Mar31

How to Be an Ultra Runner

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In The End, It’s All About The Results
Feb12

In The End, It’s All About The Results

By Emir Dedic For many, running will always be just that – running. For health, for personal enjoyment, for fun. However, in our crazy money driven society, running will also always be about the results. It starts at an early age with track and x-country meets. It keeps on through high school and college and beyond. In those early days, there is no money involved, but there is that yearning for the result, for the need to be first,...

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The Golden Ticket
Feb07

The Golden Ticket

by Zac Marion As I pulled up to the Soldier Hollow Lodge, I was not looking forward to sitting through a lottery drawing for the next couple hours…especially for a race where I didn’t even have a ticket in the proverbial hat. It’s not that I didn’t respect the course for the challenging, beautiful and legendary race that it is, but personally I just didn’t have any desire to run the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run. Everyone else...

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Foot Taping
Jan02

Foot Taping

A lot of people wonder about the best blister treatment/prevention techniques. It’s a common discussion I hear between newer and veteran runners alike. I have found that prevention is the best defense. During the course of helping a friend solve her severe blister problems for even short trail runs, we discovered pre- taping. It’s been pretty revolutionary for me and has become a staple pre-race ritual; I hope this helps some of you...

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Yoga for Runners: A Hot Look at Yoga
Sep17

Yoga for Runners: A Hot Look at Yoga

After several years of competing in endurance sports, I found myself dealing with regular overuse injuries that often sidelined me from training. Those injuries included lower back problems, inflammation, patella tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and issues with the IT band. With every one of those injury episodes, I suffered a bit of depression because it was not my choice to take the time off and it seemed every injury was poorly timed...

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