Barefoot Runners Society
Hot Undies Run - Houston, TX
This past weekend I went back to Houston to run the Hot Undies Run which is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Great cause and a fun event which I've done before but this time I brought my crew from the Golden Triangle Strutters to the run.
I signed up for the LA6000D a while back thinking it would be a good high altitude prep race for Leadville. The race description claimed it was a 63k with 4000m (13,000′) elevation gain and the highest point is at 3000m (10,000′). Pretty much the same elevation as the start of Leadville with slightly less elevation gain. Basically a single climb from the valley floor in the pic below to the snowy part of peak on the left.
I flew into France Thursday night so I could relax a little on Friday before the race. Instead of relaxing I decided to rent a mountain bike and ended up riding a 50k with a good 2000m worth of climbing. Whoops. Hopefully it will also be a good training mistake as the MTB race is a week before the trail run. Anyway onto the race.
The start was at 6am on Saturday morning. I got a...
A lot of times you sign up for a race with the primary goal of getting a PR and with a secondary goal of having fun. Well this past Saturday I signed up my siblings and myself to the Corner Store Country Run in Katy, TX for the fun of...
3-day hike in the Adirondack Mountains
Finally back to the Adirondacks of Northern NY after not being able to get out at all last year. I was just dying to get out to the mountains again! Had planned a couple of trips during my recent 3 week vacation but we were rained out. And my mom ended up having to work after securing the days off. So this ended up being a last minute solo hike on a narrow window of what was predicted to be a few decent weather days. I'd leave before dawn the first morning (3hr drive to the mountains), hike all day, tent that night on the trail, hike and tent the second day, and the third I'd head back home after a full day of hiking. The trip started on the 5th of July so the area was a lot more busy than usual, though with all the horror stories of how crowded the High Peaks area is during popular summer...
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