Len Huffman's 2014 Mountain Madness 50k Race Report "Gutting it out"

As September neared its end, I was preparing for my 3rd Mountain Madness 50k. I had mixed feelings about the race this year. Last year I had trained on the course often and had more miles in my legs but felt under trained this year. A busy schedule had kept me from but just 1 training run on the course. The course was also different this year due to pipeline construction. Never the less, I signed up and prepared to do my best.

MPF Athlete Mike Zusman's 2013 Mountain Madness 7 Mile Trail Run “Racing above Threshold!"

I wasn’t sure what to expect racing the 7 mile Mountain Madness trail run, but my hunch was that the relatively short race would be fast from the gun. While I was operating under a number of assumptions, things started off as I had envisioned. I had a quality 15 minute warm up, and I was at the front on the starting line.

Race Report: The 2013 Spartan Ultra Beast World Championship in Vermont “Ultra Obstacle” by Ben Nephew

Race Report: The 2013 Spartan Ultra Beast World Championship in Vermont “Ultra Obstacle” by Ben Nephew

I ran three Spartan Races last year, ending with a 4th place at the World Championships in Killington, VT.  While I thoroughly enjoyed the races, I still prefer FKT’s and traditional trail races most of the time.  With my schedule this fall I wasn’t able to get to the two shorter races I did last year before deciding at the last minute to return to Killington.  I couldn’t do the Beast Championship on Saturday

Foam Rolling & Self Myofascial Release, What is it and Who is it For?

Foam Rolling & Self Myofascial Release, What is it and Who is it For?

Foam Rolling or Self Myofascial Release (SMR) is a form of self-induced massage therapy of your muscles and fascia. Mike Clark and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M) were the one’s to bring serious attention to how Foam Rolling can help correct imbalances, decrease over active tissues and...

Pre 2013 Wasatch 100 thoughts: "Just hours away from a 5,000 foot climb to start with..." By Elizabeth Azze

Pre 2013 Wasatch 100 thoughts: "Just hours away from a 5,000 foot climb to start with..." By Elizabeth Azze

My 2nd battle against altitude started 3 years ago and the war is still officially in progress! After my DNF at the Wasatch 100 mile race in 2010 (at mile 82 or so after Brighton AS, from major illness), I took some much needed time off to reflect, heal and improve myself. At the beginning of 2013, I began to feel rested...

Adventure Report: The Great Range Traverse in the Adirondacks by Elizabeth Azze

The Great Range Traverse is consisting of  a series of peaks along a ridgeline that runs southwest from Keene Valley.  The peaks along this ridgeline, starting from the NE, are Rooster Comb, Hedgehog, Lower Wolfjaw, Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Little Haystack & Haystack and Mount Marcy, but after researching a bit they’re many different variations of the above.

Jules Moore "Higher Ground" The 2013 TransRockies Race Report

After taking a short three day trip to Boulder, Colorado in January 2011, I made it a point to come back and run a race.  My good friend and teammate Chris Foccaci ran TransRockies years back and described it as one of the best organized and unique races he has ran. I thought this would be a great opportunity to experience the backcountry of Colorado.