Tag Archives: trail running

The horror of eating

Lola didn’t mean to bite Doc Ferriss Oxide. She’s famished, hasn’t eaten in a week, been pacing around her enclosure – or what passes for pacing when you’re a python – and on top of everything else, her eyesight’s not … Continue reading

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Holiday food log 23-24: Race day munchies

You know a trail race is gonna be tough when your car has trouble making it there on icy roads. We finally arrived at the HUFF about half an hour before the start, but had to trek half a mile … Continue reading

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One runner’s triumph after ‘miracle rescue’

I got goosebumps when I heard Phil Amburgey’s story during last month’s Parlor City Trot Half Marathon. Even now, 18 months after his rescue from a traumatic trail running accident, Phil –– who says he’s a religious man – believes … Continue reading

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The W.O.O.F. 5.3 mile trail race

This bend in the trail is always pure mud. Normally we slow down here to look for the skinny tree on the edge that marks the best crossing point. But this time I’m being chased. And so I zip to … Continue reading

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Too much water dooms Waterfall 5K Trail Run

The good news: My hamstring is recovering better than I could’ve hoped. The bad news: Sunday’s Waterfall 5K Trail Race was canceled due to flooding. As of Saturday, when another 3 inches fell, June 2015 officially became the wettest month … Continue reading

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5k race training week 5: Getting off the pavement

It’s amazing what a few days off the pavement can do for sore shins. Last week both my sister and I thought we felt a case of shin splints coming on, likely due to a big increase  in speedwork. We … Continue reading

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Love the run you’re with

We got a lot of rain on our spring break trip, washing out our plans to explore the vast network of trails in Brown County, Indiana. Luckily the roads near our more-remote-than-expected cabin provided their own trail-like experience, from the … Continue reading

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Trail fail (but still kinda fun)

The thing about running on a sloshy spring trail is, once you quit trying to creep around the edges of what is essentially a small stream running through the forest and just plunge your foot into that ankle deep water, … Continue reading

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When it’s too dangerous to drive, go for a run – in the woods

The wind started whipping up Saturday just before I headed out for a trail run. I wasn’t too concerned because I knew the woods would block most of the wind, but I wasn’t prepared for how insane the driving conditions … Continue reading

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The Chilly Chili Trail Run

When I did this run two years ago, I gingerly crept along the icy trail at the back of the pack and finished the back half of this 5.5-mile route without seeing a single other runner, other than a friend … Continue reading

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