2014 race re-cap

I spent the month of October leading my seasonal Fall Cleanse and wrapping up my race season. Just in time too because last week brought a foot of snow and an eight-day power outage. Which means I’ve spent a lot of time shoveling, heating… Read More

Full Ironwoman Race Report

Friday Friday morning I packed the girls off to school and headed south. My first stop was Gorham Bike and Ski in Portland where I picked up a nice pair of zippy Zipp rental wheels. I don’t know how much a… Read More

Count down to Ironwoman

24 weeks of training down and only three days to go until the big race. This is my longest and most gear-intensive race so far and there’s a ton I need to get together in the next 24 hours. Little packages… Read More

Ironwoman Summer

My first Iron-distance triathlon is in 26 days. I’ve been training solidly for 20 weeks, the first half of which was fully enjoyable and manageable. Then the hours started to creep up. A couple 20hr training weeks in… Read More

Not Born To Run: A year in the life of ultra-running in 20 slides

Or, how I ended up wearing hurache sandals next to Silvino Cubesare Quimare. In case you missed it, here’s the slideshow I presented for the Mount Desert Island Pecha Kucha event at the Bar Harbor Inn on March… Read More

Healing achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis

Too much of a good thing I had planned on finishing my 2013 six month ultra running and racing season with the Mount Desert Island Marathon on October 20. But then a couple late season opportunities came up… Read More

Outrunning the polar vortex

Learn to love the cold When I raced cross-country skiing in high school and college, -4F was the official low cut-off temp for competition. Because of this we spent many weekends standing around in our thin spandex suits freezing our… Read More

Four Yoga Poses For Runners

Read here about the four poses I do almost everyday to balance out my less-than-perfect running form.

Part 2: La Ruta Run, 2013 Race Report

La Ruta Run 100k & 52k Race Report, October 16, 2013 Race day morning started with a 4am minibus ride to a prerace breakfast of fruit and some particularly greasy gallo pinto. When we got to the start… Read More

Thirteen Tarahumara, a minibus and me

How I ended up in a minibus with thirteen Tarahumara Indians driving around San Jose, Costa Rica for five days On a rare rainy day this summer I was wrapping up an equally rare full morning of work… Read More