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Monday, January 23rd, 2017

2016 in Rewind

There’s nothing quite like staring at an illuminated ball creeping down a pole that really makes you rethink your life. Read more »

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Daylight Savings

Imagine a little boy in a classroom. It’s a beautiful sunny morning outside while he sits in fluorescent lighting fiddling with his dull pencil. Between lessons he longingly peers out the window waiting for that moment when the school bell rings for recess. His shoes are laced up and the most efficient route to get to the top of the playscape is plotted. Read more »

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Arm Day

Someone said they were handing out muscles at the gym! Today I went to explore the rumors.


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Cardio is life. If you asked me to run for an hour, row a couple miles on the rowing machine, or carry a couch up to the 6th floor of an apartment building; no problem. It’s taken a while to build up the cardiovascular endurance to properly maintain a steady effort for a sustained period of time. Read more »

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hartford Marathon 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-6-27-56-pmIn 2014 I ran the Hartford Marathon in the pouring rain on tired, recovering legs along the journey of preparing for a marathon later in the year. In 2012 it was my marathon debut and it would seem that I went out of the way to make every rookie mistake you can imagine, and then some. Prior to that, it was to be a pipe dream. Read more »

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Thoughts of a Race – 2016 Fall Frolic 5k

*All thoughts in relation to timing through the race

-1:30:00 – Is that the alarm? Ugh. I feel stuffy. I guess we’re really doing this. But just one hit of the snooze button will make waking up easier.

-45:00 – Ahh, that was nice-WHAT?! SHOOT! It’s 8:45! Where’s my stuff?!

-35:00 – Feetures Merino and Adidas Bostons on my feet, racing flats in the backpack. Read more »

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Vermont 50 Tips & Trick

I’m a professional at making rookie mistakes. I’ve spent a long time making mistakes so that others don’t have to suffer the same fate. The Vermont 50 is a race that is near and dear to my heart, as it was my first successful 50 miler. The past 3 years I’ve gotten the opportunity to enjoy this great event and have recruited others to join in on the fun as well.  Read more »

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Silver Rush 50

(Editor’s note: pictures to follow once Jes stops hoarding them. I also apologize for the length of this post. Warning: wall of text alert!)

It has been years since I first heard of the mountain town of Leadville, Colorado and the trail race series it plays host to. Since then it would only be a matter of time before I got to take my turn to race through the Colorado alpine. Read more »

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Worst Taper Destination: Leadville, CO

The reason for coming out to Colorado a week before the Silver Rush 50 was to make an attempt at acclimating to higher altitude, finding a point of isolation to focus on this race and getting to see the area I’ve heard so much about. What I certainly underestimated was the near-gravitational pull of the snow-capped mountains out my bedroom window. Read more »

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Smooth Sailing: Boston to Leadville

I’ve been having this reoccurring dream over the past few months about feeling the cool mountain breeze on the back of my neck as it swoops under my backwards hat. The earth beneath my feet is a hard-packed, dusty, dirt path that ungulates through the hills of Aspen groves and Douglas Firs. I begin to run towards the path that almost audibly calls my name. Read more »

Monday, June 27th, 2016

A New Leaf.

“Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been.” “”Iain Thomas

Those that know me best have described my training as “erratic” and “a thrown together jumble of whatever looks painful or fun. And it doesn’t make sense how it works.” I can’t argue with that. In the past I’ve taken my bits of knowledge of high mileage training and mixed it with some hill repeats and jumped into track workouts with a more organized friend. Read more »

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