Category: Running

Trail running, mountain running, marathons, ultra marathons, other distances

Hill Bounding Builds Explosive Strength

Hill bounding is a useful addition to one’s training repertoire.  As winter approaches, it’s time to ramp up intensity.  If you’re a runner or skier, you need explosive strength.  Hill bounding will turn your gym strength – you have been hitting…

Wapack Trail Out and Back

Back before the Internet was common currency, I’d heard about the Wapack Trail.  Two different outfits organize races there. There’s an 18-mile out-and-back race in September, and an ultra in May.  For some reason I’d never made it to either…

Friend 2 Friend Summer Solstice: Race Report

After the Morris Mauler 5k, I became curious about what I can get away with running with my knee.  Marathons and longer may not be possible any more, but I’m curious to see where my upper limit is for trail…

Morris Mauler: Spring Fling for Masochists

Dominic Grillo was the male winner of last Sunday’s Morris Mauler 5 km race, while Courtney Stanton was the first female.  Winning time of 19:50, he was the only sub-20 minute finisher.  Stanton finished in 25:11.  With 59 finishers, the…

Product Review: Hoka One One Stinson Trail Shoes

With springlike temperatures and freezing rain, skiing was a disaster at December training camp, and I forgot to pack my running shoes.  After our only ski day, I bought a pair of Hoka One One Stinson trail shoes from High…

The Training Camp that Wasn’t

No rest for the wicked: it’s been a crazy month for your humble correspondent.  There’ve been days when I didn’t have time to change my mind. Finally, after all the frantic insanity, the family and I zoomed up to Lake…

NJ Trail Series Winter Race Report

It’s something I’ve delayed doing for a few months.  First, I was in no shape to run.  Then, other commitments got in the way.  Secretly I’d hoped that a big snowstorm would open Prospect and delay this day a little…