In this article, MPF Coach Ben Nephew discusses his transition from collegiate road racing to trail running, the importance of race selection and embracing our strengths.
Congratulations to everyone who raced & volunteered at this weekends events! A quick update from some of the races this past weekend and photos from Julian Vicente taken during the Mount Tammany 10.
Today was indeed an adventure! We met this morning at the Mount Beacon Trail Head and ventured out to the Breakneck Point Trail courses covering several + miles. At points we went off course taking advantage of the abundance of snow with our snowshoes.
Harriman State Park needs volunteers to break some trails! Today we received about a foot+ of snow. We were hoping for more but this will do. Here is a little footage of our time out in Southern HSP. Be sure to watch the entire footage for an exclusive weather update from the one and only Elizabeth Azze!
Our latest film is about 20 minutes and takes us to the Catskill Mountains of New York where we have a casual discussion with Ben as we climb Blackhead Mountain before we get to see what he does best.
Here is our full photo gallery from this past weekends Snowshoe World Championships in Saranac Lake, New York! Congratulations to everyone and a huge thanks goes out again to the Saranac Lake Community for making this race possible!
Saranac Lake, NY was the 1st city in the US to host the World Snowshoe Championships! We are very excited to have witnessed this event and had several athletes from the MPF RNR Trail Running Team competing.
An essential exercise for the athlete. This is an anti-rotation exercise, focused on increasing stability of your core and pelvic, while ensuring the gluteals are responding properly.
As part of the buildup for Rocky Raccoon, Jason recently ran two local, low-key races within a seven-day span. They would provide two different training stimuli that he wanted heading into the final training push.
Amy had been planning to attempt hiking Mount Washington (6,288 ft (1,917 m) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on New Years Day for the whole of 2016 but weather conditions had something else in mind.
In Silas's previous article he discussed some common running-related injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Keeping the mechanisms and dysfunctional movement patterns that cause injury to these areas in mind, he now shares ways to effectively strengthening the foot, ankle, and lower leg muscles.
Here is a little footage from our winter adventure in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness of New York. This was over the New Year!
We rang in the New Year with a trip to the Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness!
Plan C was to head north to ride the Camel’s Hump by the Bamforth Ridge, where the trailhead was about 2k feet lower. It was raining hard as I drove north, and I was starting to accept that I might be out for a 7 hour ride with no run.
MPF Coach Elizabeth Azze shares some helpful tips of what to look for when hiring a coach.
We spent the time checking out some new mountain bike trails in Sterling Forest, NY which were great, and then made our way over to Ringwood State Park, NJ where more trails were just taken shape.
A great free utility that allows you to combine multiple gpx, gps, or tcx files into one!
Here are some photos from our day out on the trails in Harriman State Park, NY.
First off, Split Squats are not lunges. This is a stationary movement that's staggered stance in the sagittal plane of motion. The Split Squat will require proper hip, knee and toe (particularly the big toe) mobility in order to execute properly.
Like many of us that run far I have spent a lot of time away from my family, preparing to be away from my family even longer. I have been building myself up to see just how “fast” I can run 100 miles.
Including the Core Band Press-out with Progression before and during your workouts, a few times each week, can help ensure that your core is activated and ready for the training session ahead.
Donna is married to an ultra trail runner and witnessed time and time again, just how much mental training and refined attention can enhance athletic performance.
The plan from the start was to run most/all of it with Philip Vondra, and we had a very loose plan to shoot for 24 hours, or at least to beat sunset on Saturday. Neither of those goals were met but here's the gist of what happened.
163 Photos from an epic weekend at the 2016 Grindstone 100 Endurance Run, taken by Joe Azze.