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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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End Of The Road by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well.. I ran my last miles before the Vermont 100 today. An easy 3 mile stroll around the neighborhood with Carter and my good friend Jeremy. My weight is down to 153 today. ... Read on »
RR: North Fork 50K by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running June 29, 2013 North Fork 50K Pine, CO --------------------- North Fork, a race run in Central Colorado on trails notorious for being hot. A majority of the race trav ... Read on »
Gear Review: Balega Socks by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Balega Enduro 2 Quarter socks with Drynamix MSRP: $11 Produced in Cape Town South Africa Distributed from Hickory, NC Company Website Product Page I had been e-m ... Read on »
Interview: 100 Head/Heart/Feet by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This July in the Green Mountains of Vermont, a very special documentary is being filmed. 100: Head/Heart/Feet chronicles the drama of Zac Wieluns, an ultra-runner from ... Read on »
June Recap by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running June Re-Cap: Miles Run: 281.90 Miles (+84.04) # of Runs: 22 (+4) Avg Miles: 12.81 (+1.37) 2013 Total Miles: 1,272.49 (+552.65 from 2012) Month Starting Weight: 153. ... Read on »
Race Preview: North Fork 50K by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This Saturday is the North Fork Trail races being held in Pine, CO. I'm actually really excited about the race for a variety of reasons. It's my last official race befor ... Read on »
RR: 2013 Golden Gate Dirty Thirty by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running June 1, 2013 Golden Gate Dirty Thirty Black Hawk, CO -------------------------------- I had heard a lot about the Dirty Thirty since moving to Colorado. Friends ... Read on »
Hell Week: Complete by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running That was one of the toughest, most arduous, weeks of training in my running life. I'm finding that this week, I'm just plain old grumpy. I'm tired, hungry and sleepy. The he ... Read on »
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 »