Adventure Report: The 131 Mile Vermont 6 Gaps Road Ride by Joe Azze

I knew the Appalachian Gap Road pretty well and was familiar with its final pitch of around a 20% grade to the summit. I had raced up Middlebury Gap in past GMSR as well and really enjoyed this stretch of road but I kept hearing about Lincoln Gap and about some of the others with their dirt sections and steep grades. I was deeply interested, as I needed to see and feel what the suffering was all about

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The 2009 Badwater 135 Ultramarathon is Just Hours Away!

Yes, I am going to be one of those people dressed in white at the starting line of one of the worlds toughest foot races, The BADWATER 135 MILE ULTRAMARATHON! I will stand there bare boned, with my heart and mind all on display. Am I prepared for the 120+ degree temperatures, possible heat stroke, dehydration, blisters and so on? The answer is no but my mind, heart and body are more then ready to be put through the ultimate test that Badwater has to offer.

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Elizabeth's Laurel Highlands 70.5 Trail Ultra Race Report

After my DNF (did not finish) in the Massanutten 100 Mile trail ultra, do to an injury that could have ended my season if I continued, it was time to begin the healing process. In short, I began a rest, Ice, compression regimen and foam rolled (SMR) as well as strengthened the injured area that happened during the MMT 100 when I rolled my ankle.

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Elizabeth Azze's 2009 Race Report from the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run

May 14th Joe and I headed to Virginia to run/adventure in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains. We were there for The Massunuttan Mountain Trail 100 Mile Run that started at 5:00 am that Saturday. 200 people or so toed the line for the start of the MMT 100, which is billed as one of the hardest if not the rockiest 100 milers in the nation, which included 18,000 feet of elevation gain along the way.

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