100 Mile Wilderness Challenge

The Challenge: Can I hike Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness in a weekend? The answer is YES and this September I became the first first female to start and record a sub 48 hour Hundred Mile Wilderness finish and First Female… Read More

Overtraining, Stress Fracture and Recovery

Overtraining There’s a reason my blog entries slowed to crawl (came to a grinding halt) last winter. It’s because after the Millinocket Marathon in December 2017 the symptoms of overtraining that started back in September accelerated and left… Read More

Race summary for Fall 2017, or what comes after running 100 miles?

It took me a couple months to recover from running the Riverlands 100 in May. This was demonstrated by my less than stellar performance at the St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick REV3 Half Iron distance triathlon in mid July…. Read More

Riverlands 100 – Maine’s and My first 100 mile trail race

The week before the race I had a very rare (for me) moment of “keeping up with neighbor” anxiety. It happened when I saw my friend Melissa’s facebook post that featured a picture of her car fully packed… Read More

Everything you wanted to know about my upcoming 100 trail race

Wait, what are you doing this weekend? In just four days I’ll be running the Riverlands 100 in Turner Maine, Saturday May 13-14th, 2017. It’s Maine’s first 100 mile trail race. No, I’ve never run a 100 miles before…. Read More

Barcelona or Bust

How a 45 mile mountain trail race in Barcelona became part of my 100 miler training plan I had been eyeing this pretty, somewhat rugged little trail race out in Moab (called Behind the Rocks) for the past couple of years… Read More

Training and racing Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2016

The value of training in adverse conditions My first ironman-distance triathlon was in September of 2014 in Hunter, NY and it included lots of elevation gain and frigid pouring rain. I knew the Mont-Tremblant bike course would be… Read More

2016 Ironman training update, accident report and public service announcement

I’m 13 weeks into my 24 weeks of Ironman Mt. Tremblant training. I chose to follow Joe Friel’s plan this year and have been enjoying the variety, inclusion of strength training (more on that in a minute) and… Read More

Trail running with my twin brother

Prelude In case you don’t know my brother here’s a little background. First off, we’re mirror-image identical twins. And the first thing most people want to tell us is “But you can’t be identical, you’re not the same gender.” Or,… Read More

2015 Race and training re-cap

I technically still have a few races left this season – the Mount Desert Island Marathon next weekend that I get to run with Jerome because it’s his first ever marathon(!), and the Downeast Double Trouble trail series that… Read More