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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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...And Growing. by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The sport of ultra running continues to grow at a break neck pace. It seems like only a few years ago that many of the veterans in our sport were exchanging e-mails on the u ... Read on »
December - 2013 - Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running December Re-Cap:Miles Run: 139.40 Miles (+2.8) [New December Record]# of Runs: 18 (+1)Avg Miles: 7.74 (-0.3)Month Starting Weight: 159.4 lbs.Month Ending Weight:159.4 lb ... Read on »
The year that was - 2013 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running  On our way to Bierstadt from Evans, we pause. The Colorado Mountain Ninjas. I've grown to love the friends I've made to run with around here.. or per ... Read on »
STREAK! 2014 - JOIN US!! by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's time to get ready for the 2014 Edition of STREAK! In this post we're going to outline the rules for this years edition and how you could win a 2014 Human Pote ... Read on »
$200 Mile$ by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was 2008 when I directed my first ultramarathon. Held in Pittsfield, VT (home of Peak Races) I directed a 50 mile, 100 mile and 200 mile event. The course was incredibly ... Read on »
November Recap & "Image Issues" by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running November Re-Cap:Miles Run: 136.60 Miles (+65.10)# of Runs: 17 (+7)Avg Miles: 8.04 (+0.89)2013 Total Miles: 1,950.89 (Currently +829.91 from 2012)Month Starting Weight: 1 ... Read on »
Leadville 100...The Petition by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running ::Sigh: Just went you thought it was over. A recent news article has opened the can of worms, or deepened the wound for the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) even more. Before I ... Read on »
Fat Ass Season #8 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This tends to be the time of year when most ultra-runners have long forgotten their summer of racing, are finishing their timely break, and getting back into training fo ... Read on »
Leadville 100.. The Statement by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just 6 hours after my last post hit the inter-webs in regards to the Leadville 100, We finally got what we all have been waiting for. Josh Colley, The RD of the Leadville Ru ... Read on »
Leadville.. Answers by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week I wrote a piece on the Leadville 100. Per the normal around here on Human Potential, my writing was taken with mixed reviews. I'm all for generating discussion. Th ... Read on »
A Letter On Leadville by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In attending the 2013 Leadville 100, I like many others could not believe what we had witnessed. I've been struggling with what to write on my blog in the weeks passing ... Read on »
The Integrity of Gear Reviews by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Us outdoor enthusiasts, or at least ultra runners, tend to be "numbers" people. Well, to put it bluntly, we're type-A's and we thrive on the countless stream of information ... Read on »
RANH: 5 Years Later by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was October 18th, 2008 when I stood upon the bridge connecting New Hampshire and Vermont, just outside of Brattleboro, VT. I'll never forget that fog filled morning. A co ... Read on »
Life Gets Away... by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am neither a fan nor a hater of October, though will openly admit to it being the time of year when I really spend some time reflecting and looking ahead. This is the mont ... Read on »
Fat Ass Season Approacheth by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Fat Ass.. what I consider to be one of the most vital and under appreciated, under utilized, avenues of our sport. I have enjoyed, greatly, the opportunity to create, ... Read on »
Big Horn Redemption by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was about this time last year when I was sitting at home, starting to contemplate my life, my health and how I was going to make some forward progress for a change. I set ... Read on »
What's Next? by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's the common question each one of us faces after completing a challenge. You train for months, go through the motions, and manage to complete your mission (or not). You s ... Read on »
Yellowstone to Tetons: RD Interview by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was first exposed to Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventures back in 2006 when I traveled across the country to run in the Grand Tetons 100. It was my 3rd 100 Mile Run and ... Read on »
Reebok Spartan Race On NBC by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As many of you know, I was there, helped plan, and had the privilege of helping when the first Death Race took place in Pittsfield, Vermont. I participated in the event in 2 ... Read on »
RR: 2013 Vermont 100 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 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 ... Read on »