Monday, December 29, 2014

It hasn't all been failure - the successes of 2014!

If you've read what I've posted over the past year, it kind of seems depressing. An injury early in the year, a rough time at the Vegan Power 50k, and a DNF at the Vermont 50.  Oh, and then there was the DNS for the TARC Spring Thaw, at right, I was told specifically to not run any long distances from an ER doc, who was telling me about the time he ran the JFK 50.

 I swear it hasn't all been bad, though! 

I've thrown down some really good, shorter races. Here's me taking second in my age group at the Elk Rapids Harbor Run 5k, associated with Elk Rapids Harbor Days.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Vermont 50 - My First DNF

I guess I may have spoiled it a bit with the title? Yeah, I DNFed at the Vermont 50. Le sigh. Not to worry, though, my loyal followers...  even though I had a rough time at the Vermont 50 and the Vegan Power 50k, I'm holding out on you about some of the good things that have happened with my running lately. Stay tuned!

The Vermont 50 mile is both a mountain bike and a running race that benefits Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, and some of it follows the course of the Vermont 100.

But first, let's talk about the kids races!  These were awesome!  Thanks Race Directors for putting this on!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Two Thumbs Up for the Vegan Power 50k! 2014 Race Report

There's a Vegan Power 50k?  Oh yes there is, new this year!  There's also a bit of a grass roots movement to increase trail and ultrarunning in the Berkshires.  If you don't know where the Berkshires are, this is in Western Massachusetts, near Albany NY, not Boston, where the Appalachian Trail passes through Massachusetts.  It's a hilly, rocky, rooty area with some of the best hiking in the state.  The Vegan Power 50K is run by BURCS, the Berkshire Ultrarunning Community for Service.  BURCS is new on the trail ultrarunning scene, but is already making an impact with several fantastic must-do races.  Also, importantly, BURCS isn't about making money.  BURCS is about promoting social and environmental activism.