Tag Archives: Uphill

Weekly Training 1/31/11 – 2/6/11

The week started off with a taper for the Empire State Building Run Up. All of the long hours of cross training these past 6 weeks seems to have paid off as I shaved 44 seconds off my best time in the race and finished as the 1st American and 4th overall. Wow! That was unexpected! Continue reading

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Weekly Training – 1/24/11 – 1/30/11

The final week of training before the Empire State Building Race. I cut back on the time but actually bumped my running miles up a bit. Sunday’s snowshoe race was a medium effort and gave me great confidence as I easily charged up the 962 feet of climbing in the course. Hopefully, I’ll be recovered enough to rock the big apple. Continue reading

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A day in the life of Running Raw

People often ask me what I eat each day and how much I train. So today I thought I’d give you a snapshot of a day in the life of the Running Raw Project. At present I’m preparing for the upcoming World Championships of Stair Climbing at the Empire State Building on February 1st. Continue reading

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VanOrden Named 2010 USA Masters Mountain Runner of the Year

Mountain men master: Tim VanOrden, 42, Bennington, VT, had a stellar year in 2010 including masters top honors at the USA 10km Trail Championships, the USA 15km Trail Championships, the XTERRA National Trail Running Championships, and the Mt. Ashland Hill Climb where he also set the masters’ record. Continue reading

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VanOrden Wins Second National Trail Running Title

VanOrden Wins Second National Trail Running Title

LAUREL SPRINGS, NC (August 28th, 2010) – Tim VanOrden, 42, of Bennington, VT captured his second national championship title in less than a month at the U.S. 10k Trail Running Championships on Saturday. Continue reading

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The Challenges of the Tram Road Challenge

You have all heard the saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. Wise words indeed considering that most of our great endeavors involve an initial “failure” and learning curve. Continue reading

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Stark Mountain Hill Climb

When my friend Dave Dunham first described the Stark Mountain Hill Climb race to me earlier this summer, I knew that it was a “must do” event. This race is unique in New England mountain racing in that each athlete gets to choose their route to the top of the mountain. Continue reading

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XTERRA Pt. Mugu 18K Trail Race

Thirty six hours after tackling the US Bank Tower I found myself toeing the line once again. The view from this starting point was dramatically different. The concrete, steel, glass and sheetrock were replaced by an old road lined by stately sycamore trees, crystal blue skies peeking through the morning fog drifting off the ocean behind m Continue reading

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Mount Ascutney Hill Climb

The sixth and final race in the N.E. Mtn. Running Circuit was a relentless grind of a climb up Mt. Ascutney in South Eastern Vermont. After Dave Dunham’s stellar race at Loon Mtn., I now trailed him by a just 10 seconds going into this race Continue reading

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Loon Mtn. Race

Two years ago, I had my first taste of New England mountain running at the Loon Mtn. race. I had been running for only 6 months at that point, and had somehow managed to move into the front pack of California’s mountain running scene. Continue reading

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