Although I've kept track of my vertical gain while running, hiking, skiing, and climbing for many years now, it has never been my main focus. Until now. As I write about on the VN400K page, the 400,000 vertical foot goal for 2019 represents approximately 0.0001% of the 400 billion tons of glacier ice that are … Continue reading Velocity North 400k Challenge
The countdown is on -- wheels up for Scandinavia on July 16th, and Climate Run 2017 gets underway on the morning of August 1st! We've been scouring online and paper maps of Norway, Sweden, and Finland to make sure every one of the 800 kilometers is accounted for. Much of the trail is visible in hi-res … Continue reading Ready? …Set? …Run!
On my morning run today, knowing I might need some external motivation, I listened to last year's interview with Sally McRae by Julia Hanlon on Julia's Running on Om podcast. My tired legs may have yielded somewhat slower miles on that run, but Sally's thoughtful reflections on her Western States 100 training led me onward … Continue reading What do we love?
I'm very happy to have the support of Newton Running as I train for the Kjölur Run. Their BOCO AT has quickly become a favorite go-to shoe for the trails. The shoe's weather-resistant design is especially great for this time of year! I've had a few snowy and muddy runs in them so far, and they've worked great--both with and … Continue reading Supporter Spotlight: Newton Running!
Thursday afternoon....the clouds have covered nearly all the openings of blue; it's a grey, fall day. I'm looking forward to a run on the campus trails with the team in a couple of hours, and I'm hoping the rain will hold off until we're back, but chances are this'll be another run in the cold … Continue reading Ready to Run