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Labor Day Weekend Run in Camden Hills State Park

Labor Day Weekend Run in Camden Hills State Park

  Peter and I spent the holiday weekend on the coast of Maine with Peter’s family and my brother, Lucky. (Fortunately for us, Lucky’s still waiting for his VISA for Saudi Arabia/pursuing alternative job opportunities here in the U.S., so we get to spend lots of time with him! ūüôā ) We love running in new places whenever we travel, so this time we headed to Camden Hills State Park to run the mountains overlooking the ocean. I was originally…

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25 Miles in Pisgah State Park

25 Miles in Pisgah State Park

    For this Saturday’s long run, Peter and I decided to go to Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, NH. We’ve run there a couple of times before–once for a 50K race 2 years ago and once for a long run last spring. For this run we followed the race course, but made some modifications so that we’d end up with 25 miles instead of 31. My brother Lucky is home again after spending a couple of weeks visiting my…

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Running the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Trails

Running the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Trails

  On Saturday Peter, Jaime and I ran 21 miles on the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Trails. This is a fairly new trail system to us as we have only run there once before and have never run the entire length of the trail. The ridgeline trail system is about 10-miles long from end to end with a few variations in mileage depending on which route you take. We chose this trail system because a) it’s new and exciting, which makes…

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Our Fall Trail Running Adventures

Our Fall Trail Running Adventures

  You know Peter and I are planning a great trail running adventure when our living room looks like this: Or in this case, several adventures! I’ve been reluctant to sign up for any big races this fall because of the catastrophe that happened this spring (missed 4 races and deferred another one because of a debilitating injury), but I wanted to have something exciting to look forward to and train for, so I’m planning some pretty epic runs for…

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How to Become a Mountain Goat

How to Become a Mountain Goat

  I used to avoid running hills like they were the plague. When I first started running road races, I would actually pick races based on how flat they were. When I was training for my first marathon, I did all my long runs on a nearby rail trail because it was literally the only place I could find where I could run a substantial distance without encountering any hills. Then, somehow my husband and sister talked me into running…

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2014 New York Trail Marathons and Ultras

2014 New York Trail Marathons and Ultras

  Jan. 11, 2014 — Happily Running Fat Ass 50M in Woodbury, NY Course: 10 mile loop on the Greenbelt Trail ¬†Price: Donation   Jan. 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.¬†— The Beast of Burden Winter 50M/100M in Lockport, NY Course: 25 mile out-and-back on a gravel path along the Erie Canal ¬†Price: $140/$155   May 3, 2014 — North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon, 50K/M in Bear Mountain, NY Course: 26.2M, 50K and 50M loops in Bear Mountain State Park ¬†Price:…

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2014 New England Trail Marathons and Ultras

2014 New England Trail Marathons and Ultras

  Last year I made a comprehensive list of all the trail marathons and ultras I could find in New England. It was mainly for my own benefit, but it turned out to be a very popular resource for other ultra runners as well, so I’ve updated my list with new information for 2014. Please let me know if I missed anything! Jan. 11, 2014¬†@ 9:00 a.m. —¬†GAC FA 50K¬† in Topsfield, MA ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Course: 10K loop in Bradley Palmer…

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