My dog Dragon and I did an out-and-back run along the new Long Trail section north of the Winooski River on Sunday. We bounded up the springy softness of the recently opened single-track before turning around at an unnamed summit about 5 miles from the river. Here, the trail turns a little toward the east … Continue reading 15 Days to go!
Dragon and I finished up a long training block yesterday with a run back and forth across the Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains -- earning a 1000 mile badge from Run the Year 2017 and racking up a classic 8-week progression. Never before have I cherished an upward trending graph so much. 🙂 … Continue reading progression
An early season run up the steep woody slopes of nearby Smuggler's Notch on Monday was a perfect solitary sojourn to balance the weekend's racing with our team in southern New England sunshine. Both were glorious. And each reminded me of why I run -- to set aside the quotidian and revel in the rhythm of … Continue reading Perception
A few miles on the slopes of Mount Mansfield yesterday evening...
My dog Dragon and I sat nestled by the woodstove on the couch one late fall evening on the week before the solstice, listening to a fresh access of wind that caught against the house a moment. I had put off (I would say we, but that would make Dragon equally culpable in my procrastination...) the day's run, … Continue reading the art of running in the rain
A run on my favorite 5-miler at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails with Dragon....with a few extra hills mixed in. Soon we'll all be skiing this same stretch of trail, but for the time being, it's a great end-of-day workout ; )
A post from Canicross Quebec on Facebook on Monday morning led with: Courir avec deux jambes, c’est bien. Mais avec six, c’est encore mieux. C’est justement ce en quoi consiste le canicross, une activité sportive où chien et maître courent de concert. At the time I clicked 'like,' I had no idea that one of … Continue reading on losing a running partner