Category: Running

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

Manitou’s Revenge

When I first heard about Manitou’s Revenge, I was nursing a stress fracture and expecting to run the following year – that is, in time to run Manitou.  I’ve done my share of running in the Catskills, As it happens,…

Torn Meniscus: End of the Line?

“You might not be running long distances any more,” my sports medicine doctor said. What do you say when you hear something like that?  Gee thanks?  Can I get another opinion?  Driving down to see my doctor – and hyperventilating…

No Running For You

Last week’s MRI was encouraging.  The doctor said, “For the amount of punishment you give your body, there’s no damage to your knee.” After a missive about my left foot in July, I haven’t written much about recovering from my stress…

Leadville 100 Trail Run: Lorblanchet Wins

Thomas Lorblanchet won the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 in 16:29.  Zeke Tiernan in second place.  Others still racing at this writing:  Nick Clark, followed by Anton Krupicka, Jay Aldous, Andrew Catalano and Michael Arnstein. At this writing, Tina Lewis is…

Leadville Trail 100: Cool Forecast Bodes Well

Runners signed on for this weekend’s Race Across the Sky had better have plenty of warm clothes in their drop bags. The daytime forecast is benign.  Saturday’s predicted high in Leadville is 65 F – a perfect running temperature, with…

Loverich, Wheeler Win Soggy Escarpment Trail Run

With buckets of rain pouring from the sky, Jacob Loverich and Sheryl Wheeler won yesterday’s Escarpment Trail Run. From State College, PA, Loverich won in 2:55.:47, ahead of Ben Nephew.  This is only the second time in 13 years the Nephew…