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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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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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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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Lake Gregory Run Through the Pines 10k

My high altitude training continues, with a 10k race at 4700′ at Lake Gregory in Crestline, CA, on the outskirts of LA. This was my first 10k since March, and I wasn’t sure if i’d have the legs to maintain my speed for the entire distance – especially at altitude. The race really put the hurt on me, but I had a great time and place none-the-less. Continue reading

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Squaw Valley Mountain Run

In 1960, the world was introduced to Squaw Valley, California near Lake Tahoe, as it hosted the Winter Olympics that year. It was a grand event that produced many American superstars. Now, 47 years later, it’s still a sight to behold. The best way to to take in the spectacular views is to run up the mountain in the Squaw Valley Mountain Run. Continue reading

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Altitude Training Southern California Style

In order to be prepared for the upcoming Mt. Baldy race (8 miles – 6,000′ to 10,000′ ascent) on September 3rd, I’ve started to incorporate runs at high elevation into my schedule. Los Angeles County offers some of the best high elevation training in the country, with hundreds of miles of mountain trails at elevations from 4,000 to over 10,000′. Continue reading

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Only One Hill – The Mount Washington Road Race

The 47th running of the Mount Washington Road Race drew 1000 of the toughest and fittest athletes from around the world. Mountain runners, marathoners, triathletes and cyclists come to test themselves on the highest peak in the northeastern United States. A mountain that has a reputation for being one of the deadliest in North America, and for having the world’s worst weather. Continue reading

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