I've proven in the past to be a bit of the suggestible type. Particularly where racing is concerned. And as more and more races start to look enticing, I've found it harder and harder to say no.
What a special day. I had such a memorable experience at Lookout Mountain and hope to be back one day!
Date: December 27th, 2015
Location: Bear Mountain & Harriman State Park, NY.
Adventure: Suffern Bear Mountain Trail North to South
Data: 23 miles, 6,000+ feet elevation gain.
Happy New Year from Mountain Peak Fitness! Our videos, photos and training philosophy are meant to inspire you to get up and get moving! In 2016 we look forward to sharing helpful training articles as well as continuing to showcase the action of our awesome community! Thank you for your support!
The repetitive motion of running has a way of exposing every weakness and imbalance over time. Those impairments can quickly turn into an injury if not addressed. Some of the most common areas of injury in runners are the ankle & Achilles tendon.
Date: November 22nd, 2015
Location: North Eastern Catskills of New York
Adventure: Devil’s Path, 25 miles of Catskill rocks and roots with 10k of climbing
We are here to explore the lands as freely as we like but we must revere them. With proper preparation and awareness we can accomplish the goal of safe travel and enjoyment while simultaneously minimizing our impact and leaving the Parks and Forests in better shape when we leave.
I believe the adventure and joy that trail running offers should be experienced by all so this past weekend I led a beginner trail running clinic at Bear Mountain State Park sponsored by Run On Hudson Valley.
When my wife asked me what time I would be finishing the Cats Tail Trail Marathon, without even thinking I replied “Well it’s only a marathon, so it shouldn’t take too long.” She laughed...
We hit the streets of NYC for the 45th running of the New York City Marathon! There were over 50,000 finishers from last years race and from what we saw today, it will be sure to surpass that! Here are a few photos from the day.
By Elizabeth Azze
This year I had the opportunity to coach 12 amazing athletes who have been raising money toward research for Epilepsy through the NYU Langone Medical Center, FACES (FINDING A CURE FOR EPILEPSY AND SEIZURES).
Video by Joe Azze of the inaugural running of the Cats Tail Marathon. Race takes place in the rugged Catskills of New York. Date: October 3rd, 2015.
Here is Jason Friedman's race report from the 2015 Water Gap 50. This was to be either a race to wrap up his 2015 season or a kick start to the 2016 season.
The Fastpack 20 is a day hiking pack that is inspired by Ultimate Directions Signature Series of running vests.
Another rugged day in the Catskills of New York! Rain, wind, cold and challenging terrain is what Ben cherishes the most.
Silas has had several top finishes this year but was yet to gain the win he was looking for. This would be his last attempt of the year before he headed into his off-season after a very busy year. Check out his race report to see how his day went.
Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Location: New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest
Adventure: Kinsman Ridge FKT - 15 miles, 6,850 feet of elevation gain.
Here are 164 photos from the last Red Newt Race of the year, the Water Gap 50k!
Here is our video of the inaugural running of the Water Gap 50 Kilometer trail running race! It was a perfect Fall day, with temps starting in the mid 30's and topping out around 50º. We hope you enjoy the video and see you at next years event!
Instead of writing a lengthy recap of the race as there is too much to express, I plan on giving you the Sparknotes version: 50 Pathways to Success at the Virgil Crest Ultras that I have found in my race.
By the time I woke up, I was already feeling the impact of the altitude. Training at the sea levels of Virginia for a race at the high elevations of Utah was not going to be a vacation getaway.
This was Lisa's 2nd year crewing/pacing at the Virgil Crest ultras for her boyfriend Jim Porter. This year she was able to help out at 2 aid stations and pace for Jim as well.
The inaugural Cat’s Tail Trail Marathon took place Saturday October 3, 2015. Here are 254 photos that Joe Azze captured from the day!
With a strong support crew, Silas went from having thoughts of dropping, to running one of his best races to date!
This was Evan's 2nd year in a row riding the VT 50 and it is quickly becoming his favorite race of the season. Evan took almost 30 minutes off his time from the previous year and did so just using 1 gear.
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015
Location: New Hampshires White Mountain National Forest & Sandwich Range Wilderness.
Adventure: 13.6 miles, 6,400 feet of elevation gain.
Jennifer felt very fortunate to have shared this past year's adventures, training and racing with her daughter Alex. Here she looks back on the year and puts things into perspective.
Photos from the 2015 Virgil Crest 100, 50 & 50K Ultramarathons.