Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year! Here are a few pictures of our clients in action from 2010. Thanks to everyone and we look forward to a great 2011.
My rest period has come to an end and I have so much fire in my belly to adventure and explore the trails like never before. I am so looking forward to what next year has too offer; will I get into Western states again ha, ha probably not, since there is roughly a 15% chance.
40 days after the completion of my 2nd 100 mile race and 3rd ultra with in 5 months I decided to keep the train going and take the opportunity given to me earlier in the year when I was lucky enough to gain entry into the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run.
After 4 days camping, hiking and for Joe, epic mountain biking, I have to say I haven’t seen beauty and calmness of this magnitude since my days in Alaska. The Wasatch mountain range is magnificent in beauty and inspiring in its grandeur and I can’t wait to be surrounded in its glory.
After a bit of deliberating, we have decided to tackle the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run in the beautiful state of Utah. The Wasatch 100 boasts 26,822 ft of elevation gain and a cumulative loss of 26,131ft, not to mention most of the race is as at significant altitude. It looks like the highest point is 10,450ft, which is at mile 78.46, how fun, just when your fresh and feeling your best it starts getting interesting.
A week before this race my sister and I went to Puerto Rico to spread our mothers ashes at one of her favorite beaches. This was a very defining moment and offered me a sense of closure and happiness knowing she was free. My mind and my heart seemed opened to joy again and I knew I wanted to be in the woods running with a very special group of people, my ultra family.
The Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, which was the USA Track & Field 100 Mile Trail National Championship race, took place this past Saturday. Here are some photos from the adventure. Elizabeth had a great race placing 4th in the USATF Championship. She enjoyed the journey along the banks of Ohio's Cuyahoga River and through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Her race report will be up soon.
2 weeks ago, Joe and I headed to Virginia for a training weekend that included a 50 mile trail run. We decided the Bel Monte 50 mile endurance run would offer a great opportunity to train on hard terrain, especially since the MMT 100 is right around the corner.
Here are just a few photos of us snowshoeing through Sterling Forest on a great winter day!
By Dimity McDowell & Joe Azze
When you see a master trail runner like Scott Jurek in motion, it can be hard to think you both do the same sport. He floats; you trample. He clears obstacles; you get tangled up in them. He flies down hills; you inch down them, and still stub your toe. Any trail runner can increase their endurance by simply spending more time out there, but how do you improve your finesse?
The Adirondacks is New York’s most stunning natural treasure. Joe and I frequent this area quite a bit in search of solitude, beauty and endless adventure. A five hour drive depending on your speed and where, brings you to the entrance of a park that offers a true taste of wilderness.