Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trail Run in Acadia NP

Charly Dog and I ran 10 kilometers of national park trails in Maine. Great Notch Trail to Razorback Trail and up up up to Mansell Mountain. It was a beautiful Columbus Day holiday morning for such an excursion. 

Currently the only national park in the Northeast
Nah, don't think so
7:00AM, air colder than the water
Ghost dog Charlotte, running fast

Rock ridgeline
The Atlantic to the east

On Mansell and ready to turn around

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vermont 50K

I ran my first Ultra!  Just a 50K (31 miles), but it won't be my last.  I had an awesome time... and it hurt too, for those who think these come easy to me.  Ascutney Mountain was the perfect location for this trail run - all singletrack and dirt roads - and the weather was amazingly perfect :) 

The evening before, bib pickup

"What a weird sign" - text response from my wife Emily
Gorgeous day for my first Ultra!

Enjoying a post race PBR (and a few more after that)

At the awards ceremony with fellow long distance junkie Chris S, who came down from Burlington to volunteer