Tag Archives: Appalachian Trail

North Face Endurance Challenge: Trailing My First 50K

One of the biggest difficulties in the area of ultrarunning seems to be getting agreement on how to define the term.  There are at least two camps on this subject, and the concepts that are part of the greater discussion … Continue reading

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The End Of The Journey – Or Is It Just The Beginning? (Day 34)

November 28, 2010 I had been looking forward to this day for almost three months, and now that it had finally arrived, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it.  After my previous run, I had declared the work in this … Continue reading

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What a Bear it was! (Day 33)

November 22, 2010 On paper, today’s run into the woods appeared to be an awful lot like the name of the mountain that I’d be running up and down not just once, but twice. The topo lines made it look … Continue reading

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Assault on West Mountain (Day 30)

November 12, 2010 One of the most fulfilling parts of running into the woods continues to be sharing the joy and spirit of it with others.  I’ve had the pleasure of doing that several times now across the span of … Continue reading

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Calling the Red Cross (Day 29)

November 10, 2010 Before I ran into the woods today, I realized that I was starting to get a sense of completion being near at hand.  As I pored over the map that I have so diligently and laboriously kept … Continue reading

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The 1777 Trails: Fun With Dick & Ellen (Day 18)

September 30, 2010 I had the pleasure of having company with me on today’s run into the woods. In response to a general message I had sent out regarding my plans, my friend Dick Vincent put his hat in the … Continue reading

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