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Spring Thaw Tune-up – Glacier Ridge

by Victor E. Vouga Trying to predict weather conditions for an early spring race in Western Pennsylvania is an elusive and ultimately unfruitful exercise, even though it never dissuades me from repeatedly scouring the ten-day forecasts prior to race day. In getting ready for the 2014 Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon and Trail Race, I was

Storm Fest – Old Pueblo

by Joe Dana   Every ultra website has a disclaimer about weather, acts of nature, etc. As is the case, a race is scheduled and weather happens. And did it happen on March 1st for the running of the Old Pueblo 50-Mile in Southern Arizona. Many desert dwellers have never seen a forecast for 100%

A Life Changing Experience – Quachita 50

by Cory Adams April is just a tough month there’s no getting around it. After writing that check to the IRS, maybe that disappointment of not getting into the Boston Marathon, or even just cabin fever, you need that chance to just let it all out and do something epic. It doesn’t have to be

Spring Thaw Tune-up

by Victor E. Vouga     Trying to predict weather conditions for an early spring race in Western Pennsylvania is an elusive and ultimately unfruitful exercise, even though it never dissuades me from repeatedly scouring the ten-day forecasts prior to race day. In getting ready for the 2014 Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon and Trail Race,

Stepping Stones

by Ben Holmes, RD The Free State Trail Run always offers the (slightly) off-beat 40-mile and 100k ultra distances, along with a trail marathon and half. We feel that many want to attempt a “stepping-stone” distance prior to attempting their first 50 or 100-miler. For its eighth iteration, the course’s trail was in great condition.

To the Bone at DWD Gnaw Bone

by Scott VanLoo The second stop in the 2014 Running Fit Dances with Dirt (DWD) series was held in Nashville, Indiana on May 10th. One would think that a trail event in Indiana would be an easy run on flat trails. Wrong! Once again Randy Step (race director) and his Running Fit crew held an