By Joe Azze
This year we are testing out the MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoes and are very pleased with their performance so far. From breaking trail in 3+ feet of snow, to cruising around on hard packed trails and climbing up and over mountain tops, the MSR’s design is a step above the rest.
After a couple years of not snowshoe racing very much at all, I decided to try and get back into it this year due to the fact that SS nationals are in VT this year and the realization that I am getting too far away from shorter races in general. While my training has been limited by family and work obligations, I thought I was doing enough quality workouts to at least run decently.
The HURT 100 is a five-loop, 25k’ elevation gain/loss course through the Tantalus section of Honolulu. For me, this was largely a proof of concept… I was able to finish in 2013 just under the time limit and despite promising myself that I would never do this race again I found myself curious to see if I could do better
Tis the season for slippery surfaces! As many a seasoned athlete knows, some of the best training happens during the winter months. For many of the folks at Mountain Peak Fitness, now is the time to lay down a strong foundation for the big races to come this season. Here are some of the tools I’ve used to stay on my feet when logging winter miles on slick surfaces