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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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Hell Week by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Through hell fire and brimstone.. that's how it feels. It's hell week for my Vermont 100 training. Training that I began way back in the middle of October. This is the week, ... Read on »
May Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running April Re-Cap: Miles Run: 205.86 Miles (+43.56) # of Runs: 18 (+2) Avg Miles: 11.44 (+1.30) 2013 Total Miles: 998.59 (+390.45 from 2012) Month Starting Weight: 159.0 ... Read on »
Race Preview: Golden Gate Dirty 30 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This coming weekend is the 5th Annual Golden Gate Dirty 30. The race takes place in Colorado's Golden Gate Canyon State Park where elevations range from 7500 to 9500 fee ... Read on »
Video: 2013 Grand Canyon R2R2R by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "Finally took a moment to sit back in the chair and reflect on another weekend at The Grand Canyon. Something about that place is sheer voodoo.. and in a good way. It's ... Read on »
Run Preview: Grand Canyon R2R2R by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last year I made the long journey to the Grand Canyon with my good running friends Jeremy Ebel and AJ Wellman . Words cannot adequately describe what one experiences on the ... Read on »
Review: Trail Box by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week I received an e-mail from a reader by the name of Stuart Fingerhut. Stuart is a long time reader of this blog, and he's started a new concept that he wanted me t ... Read on »
Thinking of You... by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last Wednesday, I decided to take my son outside to get the mail. We opened the front door, and a white envelope fell to the ground. I picked it up and realized that someone ... Read on »
April Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running April Re-Cap: Miles Run: 162.3 Miles (-67.52)# of Runs: 16 (-4)Avg Miles: 10.14 (-1.35)2013 Total Miles: 792.73 Month Starting Weight: 156.2 lbs. Month Ending Weight: ... Read on »
Risk Addiction by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There have been many studies that look closely at what draws us to trail and ultra running in the first place. The question one is often asked is, "why." We typically come u ... Read on »
Update: Blood Work by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back in October, before I started my new diet and training program, I had a yearly physical with my PCP. You may remember how this physical included fasting blood work which ... Read on »
Niwot's Challenge Report by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was the race designed to get harder and harder the further in you went. The 2013 Niwot's Challenge ended up being a greater success than even I could have hoped for. ... Read on »
For Boston by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It has been a hard few days following the tragic events that occurred in the city of Boston during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. My thoughts, prayers, and he ... Read on »
RR: Rockin' K 50 Miler 2013 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday, April 6, 2013 Rockin' K 50 Mile Ultra 50 Miles - Kanapolis State Park, KS ---------------------------------------------- "Our patience will achieve more tha ... Read on »
Race Preview: Rockin' K 50 Miler by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Six months ago, after a doctors visit for blood testing and a check-up, I posted to this blog pictures of a fat, slow, bloated ultra-runner named Sherpa John. I made my miss ... Read on »
March Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running March Re-Cap: Miles Run: 229.82 Miles (+29.55) # of Runs: 20 (+1) Avg Miles: 11.49 (+0.95) 2013 Total Miles: 630.43 Month Starting Weight: 158.4 lbs. Month Endin ... Read on »
Fat Ass Finale by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This past Saturday marked the end of this winter's Human Potential Fat Ass Series . Another successful winter of Fat Ass events, we ran with more runners than ever. Each ... Read on »
On Dieting: PART 2 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am both amazed and humbled by the response of last week's post On Dieting, right here on this blog. Obviously, diet in Ultra-running is a popular subject.. but so is dieti ... Read on »
On Dieting by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back in October I introduced my plan to lose weight, get back into 100 miler shape, and live a healthier lifestyle. In case you missed it you can read about it here: A Perso ... Read on »
February Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running February Re-Cap: Miles Run: 200.27 Miles (- 0.07) # of Runs: 19 (-12) Avg Miles: 10.54 (+4.08) 2013 Total Miles: 400.61 Month Starting Weight: 159 lbs. Month End ... Read on »
RR: 2013 Twin Mountain Trudge by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running February 23, 2013 Twin Mountain Trudge 22-Mile Edition Medicine Bow Mountains, WY ----------------------------------------- Pre-Race I woke up early to drive up to the ... Read on »