Tag Archives: Uphill

Cranmore Hill Climb

“Everyone should have people that inspire them. For some people it’s world leaders, for others it’s baseball, basketball or football players. For me, it’s elite mountain runners.”
– Paul Kirsch (Race Director) Continue reading

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Mount Washington Road Race – Food Network Fiasco

For the last twelve months my training has been focused on one goal; doing well at the Mount Washington Road Race. This year, the 7.6 mile race, climbing Mt. Washington’s Auto Road to the 6,288 foot summit, was serving as the National Mtn. Running Championships. Continue reading

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High Rock to Indian Chair Race

Although it had only been 3 days since my race up Whiteface Mtn., When Josh Merlis of the Albany Running Exchange invited me check out a trail race in the Catskill Mountains of New York I couldn’t say no. Growing up in Southern Vermont, the Catskills had always held a magical lure for me Continue reading

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Whiteface Mtn. Foot Race

June 1st was a busy day for racing in the Northeast. Among the numerous events being contested were the New England 5k Road Championships in Rhode Island, the Pack Monadnock 10 miler (the 2nd race in the LaSportiva Mtn. Cup Series) in New Hampshire and the Whiteface Mtn. Uphill Foot Race in New York Continue reading

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Northern Vermont SnOWshoe Championships

In the 3 months that I’ve been in Vermont, I’ve done very little exploring in the state. So when a qualifier for the US Snowshoe Championships was scheduled for Smugglers Notch Ski Area in northern Vermont, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get reacquainted with my home state. Continue reading

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Mt. Equinox Snowshoe

When I initially came to Vermont I was quite worried that my training would come to a halt as winter arrived. The icy roads and cold temps make running far more challenging and dangerous. In addition, we’ve had a very snowy November and December so far. So, I’ve been forced to become creative with my training and take advantage of what a Vermont Winter has to offer. Continue reading

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Ship Shape!

It’s a beautiful fall day in Los Angeles. A cold front has moved down from Alaska to temper the constant California sun, there is a light breeze and plentiful white fluffy clouds in the sky to offer shade. Perfect running weather. I took this opportunity to test myself against my nemesis – the Paseo Miramar trail… Continue reading

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Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge

In a race that has been dominated by elite marathoners and road racers from around the world, I managed to best the field by over 30 seconds. But more importantly, I became the only runner in the past 5 years to break the 30 minute barrier on this steep 3.7 mile uphill course up the base of mighty Mt. San Jacinto. Continue reading

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Mt. Baldy Run to the Top: Conquering the King of LA County

One year ago I entered the Mt. Baldy Run to the Top for the first time. It was my first all vertical “mountain” race, and I didn’t know what to expect, nor did I have anything to compare it to. But when it was over, it was clear to me that this was the most mentally and physically challenging thing I’ve ever done… Continue reading

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Brendan Brazier and the Bulldog 25K

It’s always a very nice treat when my friend Brendan Brazier comes into town. Not only is he one of the few people that can keep up on a long trail run, but we always have the best conversations about diet, health, performance and the state of the world… Continue reading

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