Ben Nephews 2014 Escarpment Trail Run "Ben's last win or is he just getting started..."

Ben Nephews 2014 Escarpment Trail Run "Ben's last win or is he just getting started..."

I thought I might be done with winning Escarpment.  I had lost the past two years, was approaching 40, and the competition certainly wasn’t getting any easier.  For this year, I was in the UK the week before the race to attend a conference and I ran the Snowdon mountain race the weekend prior to Escarpment.

Wahoo Fitness App & Heart Rate Monitor

Wahoo Fitness App & Heart Rate Monitor

Wahoo Fitness is a company that focuses on using the devices you already own, such as your iPhone or Android Device, to track and record all of your training data. With the powerful phones we have today, the Wahoo Fitness App is able to record your GPS track, distance, heart rate, elevation profile, wattage, cadence and much more.

Exercise Highlight 3: Revisiting the Kettlebell Swing

Exercise Highlight 3: Revisiting the Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a movement that all athletes should include in their training and is for anyone looking to increase their general fitness and functional strength. You are training and conditioning the body as a whole. Everything from your cardiorespiratory to grip strength will be challenged.

Race Report: 2014 Vermont 50 Mile Run “Balancing Family Life & Ultrarunning” by Len Huffman

Race Report: 2014 Vermont 50 Mile Run “Balancing Family Life & Ultrarunning” by Len Huffman

I heard about the Vermont 50 back in the spring from several of my Mountain Peak Fitness / Campmor teammates. Joe Azze was doing the 50 mile bike and Jules Moore the 50 mile run. I had not run a 50 mile race in 2 years so I wanted to give it a go. My obstacle though was my new baby daughter.

Race Report: 2014 Vermont 50 Mile Run "1st Time Mountain Biker, 2nd Time Ultra Runner" by Jules Moore

Race Report: 2014 Vermont 50 Mile Run "1st Time Mountain Biker, 2nd Time Ultra Runner" by Jules Moore

The first time I participated in this race was in 2011 on my mountain bike with Philip my fiancées uncle. That Vermont year blew my mind of how though this course was and the challenge of mountain biking.  Despite my lack of experience and getting my ass kicked with a steel toe boot, I had a blast!

Race Report: 2014 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance by Adam Mayer

Race Report: 2014 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance by Adam Mayer

Race entry and lottery season is an exciting time of year on the Mountain Peak Fitness trail running team. This year I was the only one selected to run the Wasatch Front “100 miles of heaven and hell” Endurance Run. Luckily 4 of my teammates had experienced the 2013 Wasatch 100, giving me a good network of people to lean-on for advice during the months leading up to race day.

Race Report: 2014 Run Rabbit Run 100 Miler by Jim Jansen!

Race Report: 2014 Run Rabbit Run 100 Miler by Jim Jansen!

It all started back in March of this year during a trip to Colorado to see fellow teammates Phil Germakian and Adam Mayer. We got a chance to see the film on Scott Jaime’s FKT of the Colorado Trail. The short movie was absolutely exhilarating and gave me encouragement to even begin thinking about signing up for the Run Rabbit Run 100.

Rest & Recovery, Balancing Training & Life

Rest & Recovery, Balancing Training & Life

With the off season fast approaching for many, the most important thing an athlete can do at this time of year is re-evaluate their rest & recovery (R&R). Look back and reflect on your achievements as well as the races or workouts that didn't exactly go as planned. Ask yourself, could you have done better with your rest & preparation?

Power & Heart Rate Threshold Testing For Running & Cycling

Power & Heart Rate Threshold Testing For Running & Cycling

Your Threshold is simply the hardest possible effort you can sustain for 60 minutes straight. Your average heart rate, power and pace for this effort is your threshold. To do a 60 minute all out effort is extremely challenging and is not necessary. A shorter 20 minute test can be done to establish your threshold.

Adam Mayer's 2014 Telluride Mountain Run Race Report

Adam Mayer's 2014 Telluride Mountain Run Race Report

Mile for mile the Telluride Mountain Run is the toughest race I’ve ever ran and might be the toughest race around. TMR is filled with big mountains, minimal support and a group of 50 adventure seeking athletes. I learned about this race after not being selected in the Hardrock 100 lottery and jumped at the opportunity to experience the San Juan Mountains.