RPE & The Issues with Solely Relying on Heart Rate

RPE & The Issues with Solely Relying on Heart Rate

For an athlete to take full advantage of their training and maximize their performance it is essential to become familiar with your Perceived Exertion. Whether you are coached or a self coached athlete and using a heart rate monitor, power meter or just keeping an eye on your pace, gaining experience & familiarity with Rating Perceived Exertion is an invaluable tool.

Montrail Mountain Masochist Shoe Review

Montrail Mountain Masochist Shoe Review

By MPF Athlete Harry Hamilton
What I am looking for in a good trail running shoe is one that I can run over 12 hours in, is comfortable, has enough support in the mid foot, and has some cushion in the heel.  I also prefer a wide toe box and protection on top of the toe box for when I inevitably stub a toe.  For those of you who have had the displeasure of seeing my feet after a 24 hour or 100 mile race you know that this is not a “nice to have.”   This is a necessity for me.  

Julian Vicente's 2012 Oil Creek 100 Mile Race Report

Julian Vicente's 2012 Oil Creek 100 Mile Race Report

Back in August I noticed a few spots opened up for the Oil Creek 100. Since it was within driving distance, I decided to give the race a go. This was my 3rd 100 mile race, and training plan had been consistent throughout the summer.  However, two weeks prior I raced a local 50k and caught a cold which turned into bronchitis.  During my two week taper I knew how important rest was, especially now.

Inov-8 X-Talon 190's Shoe Review

I’ve always preferred a lighter trail shoe that allows me to feel and react to the ground. I feel more nimble in a lighter shoe, which until recently was difficult to find in a trail shoe. The X-Talon's 190's are the lightest trail shoe offered by Inov-8 designed to have minimal amounts of cushioning so they were the perfect pair for me to try! They were comfortable from the moment I tried them on and walked around my apartment.

Harry Hamilton's 2012 Leadville 100 Mile Run Race Report

Race week for the Leadville trail 100 race started off a little differently than any other race week.  I had never registered for a race that added two miles and significant climbs each way of a 50 mile out and back race course with less than a week before race day.  I wasn’t happy or worried about the extra mileage at the time.  All of the participants would have to deal with it.

Race Report: The 2012 Vermont 100 by Harry Hamilton

The Vermont 100 mile foot race is no joke for sure. Many endurance racers have stated that it is runnable. If I haven’t conquered a course that is described as runnable I don’t subscribe to that notion. Last year I had raced this course and the course won. This year’s race plan was exactly the same as last year. I even ran in the exact same shoes. The only difference was my fitness level that I hoped would allow me to reach my goal time.