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Category: Leah: Trail Marathon & Ultra Runner

Win, Win, Win, FAIL

Win, Win, Win, FAIL

  Fueling with Perpetuem and Heed As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, I’ve discovered through trial and error that my body absolutely refuses to digest protein during high-intensity long runs. Perpetuem, a carb-protein drink, has always been my fuel of choice for endurance events, but recently I’ve found that the protein in it can cause my digestive system to completely shut down. Since you need to consume some protein (it should make up 5-15% of your…

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

  To celebrate my birthday this year the only thing I wanted to do was to run my age. Oh, and eat cake. πŸ™‚ When I posted on Facebook this past weekend that I planned to run 31 miles to celebrate turning 31 years old, my mom commented that after my run I should eat 31 pieces of cake! I promptly revised my birthday goals to include this suggestion. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, I did NOT meet my cake quota (though so…

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The Presidential Traverse

The Presidential Traverse

  Hiking the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains was hands-down the most amazing experience I’ve ever had, and I am still in awe. I feel completely incapable of finding the words to express how beautiful and special those mountains are, so I’m hoping that my pictures will do the job for me. πŸ™‚ For those who don’t know, the Presidential Traverse is a one-way trek across the summits of the Presidential Range. There are 9 mountains, all in excess…

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My Life Over The Past Week

My Life Over The Past Week

  Because I know you’re all wondering what I’ve been up to for the past week, here are some pictures to bring you up to speed. πŸ™‚ Warning: If you don’t like mice, scroll down past this next picture. πŸ™‚ I have two cats, one of which is an AVID hunter who loves to show me his trophies, so I see my fair share of mice. However, it’s rare that I see them while they’re still living, and I have…

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Our First Overnight Trip with Back-to-Back Double-Digit Mileage

Our First Overnight Trip with Back-to-Back Double-Digit Mileage

  When you get to the point in your running pursuit where one day of double-digit mileage isn’t enough, you have two choices: you can either check yourself into the nearest rehab facility OR you can do back-to-back long runs! πŸ™‚ Peter and I did back-to-back’s for awhile when we were training for our first 50-miler 3 years ago, but after that race I swore off them, and the years passed happily without the slightest desire to attempt such insanity…

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Blog Changes

Blog Changes

  Do you like the new look? We’re making some changes over here at Running with the Hayneses, and the new layout is a reflection of that. We started RWH as a family pursuit two years ago, but over the years our interests have changed, and at this point only Hannah and I write on a regular basis. Lately I’ve found my focus as a blogger shifting, and since Hannah already has a personal blog, Stedge Racing,Β we’ve decided to simplify…

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Our “Short” Run on Fall Mountain

Our “Short” Run on Fall Mountain

  This week’s long run was actually pretty short by our standards. For the last several weeks we’ve endured progressively longer runs to prepare for the Pemi Loop, and now thatΒ we’ve successfully scaled that hurdle, we decided it was time for a well-deserved break. And by “break” I mean we *only* ran 16 miles as opposed to 30+. πŸ™‚ Pretty crazy when 16 miles seems short, huh? πŸ™‚ I decided for this run to re-visit a route that Peter and…

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