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Spokane Marathon Race Report by Scott Keeps Running Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Jun 2009 5:07pm I'm all signed up for the Autumn Leaves 50m and Bandera 100k. So I thought it was about time I stopped being lazy and went for a little run. Hey, what do you know, the Spokane Marathon was on Sunday. Perfect timing. I've been running the last two months, but with no runs on tap I considered it my break for the season and wasn't logging high ... Read on »
Gobble Wobble 5k Race Report (and book giveaway results!) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 9:17pm Thanks for stopping by Strength Running! Don't forget to for automatic updates about dominating your running. On Thanksgiving I raced in the 2010 Gobble Wobble 5k in Abington, PA. My fiancée Meaghan’s parents live in Maple Glen and it’s become tradition to run this 5k every year an ... Read on »
(Not Quite) Ready to Hit the Road by Anne Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:54pm Hi loves, I cannot believe I'm leaving tomorrow morning. I'm pretty much terrified. I know everything will probably go better this year, but the unknown can be really scary. After I posted this morning I ran around trying to get stuff together, then went to Whole Foods and Mejier to get a few things. I ate a lot of grapes: Then I ... Read on »
Into the VAPOR! by Jarral R. Posted Sun 18 Sep 2011 6:55pm It's raining now. It was raining two weeks ago. One week ago a high pressure moved in and shoved the rain down to the four corners south west of here. One week ago the moon was full. One week ago the skies were clear and at 10pm 60 or so mountain bikers left from the bridge in downtown Salida for an 125mi mountain bike race that would climb 1 ... Read on »
PT. REYES, SINBAD CREEK & STEEP RAVINE: Three Fun-Filled Days Hiking, Biking, Birding, and Whale Watching in Classic California by Gambolin Man Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 7:14pm Today we’re in luck. The normally fog-shrouded headlands are free from the impenetrable gloom of ocean-scented brume, and - thar she blows! - a small pod of juvenile Pacific gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) has decided to extend their stay for a couple of months en route on their northerly migration from the calving lagoons of Baja Califor ... Read on »
SNOW MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS: Adventure and Drama in the Heart of the North Fork American River in the Sweet Embrace of the Range of by Gambolin Man Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 6:43pm Driving in on a bumpy, rutted out road with friends Ron, Gay and CanyonSpirit at the wheel of her high clearance truck, we're about a mile from our destination, passing through a sloping meadow dotted with flowering purple thistle, mullein and yellow mule's ears, when off in the distance a large mother bear (a rare blonde) and her adorable litt ... Read on »
Maple Leaf 5K Race Recap by LBontherun Posted Mon 09 Sep 2013 7:15am I just want to take a quick moment to thank all of you who weighed in on my Boston post on Friday/over the weekend. I appreciate every single comment and received great insight from both sides. Speaking of which…I also need to say that I’m so thankful that not all of you agreed with me! I’d always rather hear thoughtful criticism than fake prai ... Read on »
Canada 2010 by Justine Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 5:37pm The long awaited blog from my trip of a life-time to Canada from October last year, which I started writing in Nov'10. I have been so busy since returning and it is..happy reading :) Wednesday 20th Well this is it!! YippY!! The day I will be flying to Canada :) Last night, was almost impossible to slee ... Read on »
RR: 2009 Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run by John Lacroix Posted Thu 01 Oct 2009 2:12pm Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis The above song, Chariots of Fire, echos through the damp morning air. The sun yet to rise, as runners mill about making their finally preparations towards the adventure of a lifetime. A chance to see Vermont's Charm up close and personal. To hear it, see it, smell it... it beckons to them. It call ... Read on »
RR: 2013 Vermont 100 by John Lacroix Posted Fri 02 Aug 2013 1:02am July 20-21, 2013 Woodstock, VT The 25th Anniversary Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run Pre-Race: It had been one incredibly long journey over the last 8 months preparing for my 5th Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run. I imagined that I'd feel an immense amount of self-imposed pressure returning "home" to run in my favorite 100 Mile Event. Vermont ... Read on »