Category: Running

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

Rusiecki, Cusick Win 2012 Vermont 100

Brian Rusiecki and Kathleen Cusick won this weekend’s edition of the Vermont 100.  Rusiecki, of Westfield, MA, won in 14:54:05.  His time was just 54 seconds shy of matching Leigh Schmitt’s record from 2004.  Rod Bien of Bend, OR was…

My Left Foot

This morning, I was glad to run in light rain.  It’s been almost five months since I last ran in the woods.  Running uphill, I had to take a cue from Jens Voigt and say, “Shut up legs!”  Whatever running-specific…

Adirondack Links of the Moment

She’s not running in the Adirondacks.  Verily, when she wrote this fine essay, Lindsay Crouse was running on pavement in the big city.  No worries, it’s well worth reading.  Be sure to check out her other stories while you’re at The Bygone…

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Overuse Injuries

“Forget about the orthotics,” I said to my friend Gary.  “I need to know where I can get a good deal on a walker.” He laughed with me, not at me:  we’ve both been through the injury mill.  Endurance athletes…

Running New Jersey’s Highlands Trail

Due to family commitments, I couldn’t get to Saturday’s Craftsbury Marathon.  And this weekend,  we were bereft of snow within sane driving distance for a day trip.  Opting to make lemonade out of lemons, I went for a long run…

Off the Beaten Path: More Unknown Trails at Lake Denmark

Early last winter, I gloated as New Jersey was snowbound, while there was barely enough to pull off the National Championships in Rumford ME.  This year, we have disgustingly warm temperatures and no snow in the foreseeable future.  Specific training be damned;…

Run Against Traffic or Else!!

I envied her, getting her workout in during that magical hour around 7:30 AM.  Combined with the fall colors on the trees, the quality of sunlight is intoxicating in early morning at this time of year.  With her dog trotting…

Wildcat Ridge: Secret Running Resource in Rockaway Township

Through most of the summer, I’ve avoided long runs due to my annual round of physical therapy to deal with my chronically painful right hamstring.  But I’ve gotten tired of three-hour rollerski sessions, so I’ve gone on a bit of…