I'm always humbled by the support that I'm offered at nearly every turn, and by the many people, groups, and organizations that have helped to shape Climate Run from a dream to a reality over the past 4 years. As training for the 2018 Climate Run Vermont 500 Resilience Ride & Run ramps up each week, … Continue reading Welcoming new sponsors, partners, and friends!
I completed my 12th ultramarathon race last weekend -- the 32 mile TARC Fells Winter Ultra Trail Race just north of Boston, MA. It wasn't my fastest race (not by far), but I had fun, finished it in good style, and was honored to share the experience with 5 of my student athletes from Sterling, … Continue reading Ambition
I completed my first ultra-distance trail run (or rather, speed hike) in August 1989. I started at 4:00 am at Carter Notch Hut, the eastern-most of the Appalachian Mountain Club's system of mountain huts in northern New Hampshire, and started to run westward toward the Presidential Range, Zealand Valley, Franconia Range, and finally, Lonesome Lake … Continue reading Dreams
After only 48 hours, it already feels as though I've been in Colorado for weeks. Although I haven't kept track, I think this is my 12th trip to Colorado as an adult -- and 13th if you add my family's cross-country van trip in the 1970s. Over the years, these mountains have come … Continue reading Road to Leadville: Dispatch #2
"Why are you going to Colorado?" "To run in a hundred mile race" isn't really a great answer. It's much more complicated. And much harder to explain. In the week leading up to the Leadville Trail 100 (which starts at 4:00 am Mountain Time on Saturday the 20th), I'm going to explore some … Continue reading Road to Leadville: Dispatch #1