Time Off? Take it!

When it comes to taking time off from your running, there are two schools of thought.  One says that time off should be PLANNED.  The other says that you should take time off when you FEEL that it's needed.  No matter which you believe to be best, there's no denying that taking a break from …

It Takes a Village…

It takes a village to run a trail ultra.  Last weekend I had the privilege of racing the Hyner 50K, arguably (along with the 25K the same day) the biggest trail racing event on the entire East Coast.  I had one hell of a day, rolling in at 6th overall.  More importantly, I left it …

Would you rather…

Let's play a little game of "would you rather" this morning... Would you rather finish a race thinking, "I could've run harder," OR "I could've run smarter?" There are times in which we let fear dictate our effort.  It could be the fear of pain from running a little faster, or the fear of overexerting yourself too …

Bad weather? TOUGH.

What a fun time of year for weather, or so says my laundry.  The last bit of clothes I folded included my shortest shorts, as well as my most serious cold weather gear.  We've had some beautiful, sunny days in the 70s, wind chills below freezing, and everything in-between.  It's almost as if the weather …

Predictable SUCKS

Trail running seems to be gaining some serious traction lately, and for good reason.  I’ve been running on trails myself for the last 25 years, before shoe companies ever really made trail specific shoes, and I can honestly say that there was always something that drew me there.  I think I’m finally starting to figure …

Headlamp Living

The recent turning of the clocks had me thinking about all of the running I had been doing in the dark with a headlamp, especially on the trails of PA.  That practice has actually become something I’ve grown to enjoy.  It took a little reflection to figure out why that is, but I think I …

Daylight Is Coming…

Finding races over the past year has been very strange.  Some have kept their dates.  Some have shifted to different seasons.  Some have capped numbers, while others have opted for altered courses and wave starts.  Some have cancelled altogether and have offered deferrals for 2021.  Some 2021 races are ALREADY shifting and deferring!  Training for …