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John Lacroix

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John Lacroix is a Thirty year old endurance athlete from Boulder, CO. Known worldwide as "Sherpa John," he started his endurance career as a peak-bagger in New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains. In 2004 John completed hiking New Hampshire's list of 48 Four-Thousand Foot peaks entering... Full Bio
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Video: Bighorn 100 "Redemption" by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In 2012, I ran in the Bighorn 100 Mile Endurance Run... and dropped out of the race at Mile 66. The decision to quit that day, was the right decision, but is a decision that ... Read on »
Race Preview: 2014 Bighorn 100 Mile by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's go time. Training for this years Bighorn 100 Started back in October for me. I soldiered through a cold and snowy Colorado Winter and one of the wettest and most se ... Read on »
BRC - Death of a legend by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Johnny Halberstadt and Mark Plaatjes, South African natives who moved to the United States with a dream. Whatever that dream was, it at one time included the creation, and m ... Read on »
May Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running May Re-Cap: Miles Run: 258 (+80) # of Runs: 17 (-1) Avg Miles: 15.18 (+5.29) 2014 Total Miles: 1063.65 Month Starting Weight: 158.0 lbs. Month Ending Weight: 155 ... Read on »
RR: 2014 Miwok 100K by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday, May 3, 2014 Miwok 100K Ultra Run 62 Miles - Marin Headlands, CA ___________________________ The Miwok 100K has been one of my bucket-list races s ... Read on »
Video: 2014 Trans-Zion Run by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you've never been to Zion National Park, you owe it to yourself to go. This truly is a national treasure and one of the most stunning places on earth. On Saturday, May 17 ... Read on »
Video: 2014 Miwok 100K by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I finally made it to the Miwok 100K. My first 100K distance race, and at the race I've held the distance off for. I was incredibly excited to win a spot through the Miwok Lo ... Read on »
Race Preview: 2014 Miwok 100K by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was March 2008, when I was surprised by a trip to California from a complete stranger. Her name, was Alyssa Skye. A Bay Area resident who was well aware of my struggles w ... Read on »
RR: 2014 Rockin' K 50 Miler by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday, April 4, 2014Rockin' K 50 Mile Ultra50 Miles - Kanapolis State Park, KS -------------------------------------------- Kansas is NOT flat After vi ... Read on »
Race Preview: 2014 Rockin' K 50 Miler by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's hard to believe that it's April already, but here we are and my ultra season is officially about to get under way. Like this time last year, it's been a long grueli ... Read on »
March Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running March Re-Cap: Miles Run: 237.2 (+54.2) # of Runs: 21 (+4) Avg Miles: 11.30 (+0.53) 2014 Total Miles: 627.7 Month Starting Weight: 158.6 lbs. Month Ending Weight: ... Read on »
Changes in Ultra by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I started running ultras in 2005, which means that as of June of this year, I'll have been running ultras for 9 years and into year number 10. When I first started running u ... Read on »
If ya can't join em.. Beat em by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Over the last few years I've sounded off, loudly, on this blog and over other mediums about my opinions in regards to the changes in Ultra Running. My opinions have spanned ... Read on »
Human Potential LLC - FUNDRAISER by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few Friday's ago, the unthinkable happened. I lost my job. I cannot even begin to tell you the kind of emotional tailspin that sent me into. In another tumultuous period o ... Read on »
February Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running February Re-Cap:Miles Run: 183 (-24.5) # of Runs: 17 (-14) Avg Miles: 10.77  (+4.1) 2014 Total Miles: 390.5 Month Starting Weight: 161.0 lbs. Month Ending Weight: ... Read on »
Getting the Lead Out by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Regular readers of this blog may recall the exchange of posts on this blog about The Leadville Trail 100. These posts focused on my own personal opinions about what needs to ... Read on »
Fat Assery by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This Saturday (2/22) will play host to the 5th Human Potential Running Series Fat Ass Event of this winter season. It's been a long winter for the series but ultimately, ... Read on »
January Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running January Re-Cap: Miles Run: 207.5 Miles (+68.1) # of Runs: 31 (+13) Avg Miles: 6.67 (-1.07) 2014 Total Miles: 207.5 Month Starting Weight: 159.4 lbs. Month Ending Wei ... Read on »
Depression..What It Feels Like by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It is unmistakable, how it feels when one nose dives into depression. I consider myself to be one of the lucky few who seems to have a beat on how this disease works, how it ... Read on »
A Guide Like No Other by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been awhile since I've checked in with my friend Randy Pierce back in New Hampshire. Those of you who have been following this blog for some time now, will rememb ... Read on »