Jim Jansen’s 2014 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile Race Report!

Jim Jansen’s 2014 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile Race Report!

It all started back in March of this year during a trip to Colorado to see fellow teammates Phil Germakian and Adam Mayer. We got a chance to see the film on Scott Jaime’s FKT of the Colorado Trail. The short movie was absolutely exhilarating and gave me encouragement to even begin thinking about signing up for the Run Rabbit Run 100.

Rest & Recovery, Balancing Training & Life

Rest & Recovery, Balancing Training & Life

By Joe Azze
With the off season fast approaching for many, the most important thing an athlete can do at this time of year is re-evaluate their rest & recovery (R&R). Look back and reflect on your achievements as well as the races or workouts that didn't exactly go as planned. Ask yourself, could you have done better with your rest & preparation?

Power & Heart Rate Threshold Testing For Running & Cycling

Power & Heart Rate Threshold Testing For Running & Cycling

By Joe Azze
Your Threshold is simply the hardest possible effort you can sustain for 60 minutes straight. Your average heart rate, power and pace for this effort is your threshold. To do a 60 minute all out effort is extremely challenging and is not necessary. A shorter 20 minute test can be done to establish your threshold.

Adam Mayer's 2014 Telluride Mountain Run Race Report

Adam Mayer's 2014 Telluride Mountain Run Race Report

Mile for mile the Telluride Mountain Run is the toughest race I’ve ever ran and might be the toughest race around. TMR is filled with big mountains, minimal support and a group of 50 adventure seeking athletes. I learned about this race after not being selected in the Hardrock 100 lottery and jumped at the opportunity to experience the San Juan Mountains.

Jennifer Brunet's 2014 Eastern States 100 Mile Race Report

Jennifer Brunet's 2014 Eastern States 100 Mile Race Report

The inaugural Eastern States 100 brought 162 hardy runners to the start line to traverse some of the most challenging terrain on the East Coast.  Runners would experience the most scenic and challenging views on the East that would include the Black Forest Trail, Western Rim Trail, the Donut Hole Trail, T Squared Trail, Long Branch Trail, the Tiadaghton Trail, and a few others that comprise the 100 mile loop.

Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road Shoes Review

Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road Shoes Review

By MPF Athlete, Len Huffman
I am what companies call brand loyal. When I find a product that I like and it works for me I tend to stick with it. I am like this with my running shoes. I started my running days in Pearl Izumi's. I loved them. I had 4 or 5 pairs, same model (shines). I ran my best marathon in Synco Fuels. Unfortunately Pearl Izumi stopped making the ones I liked and the models they replaced them with just didn’t feel the same.

Len Huffman's Race Report from the 2014 Escarpment Trail Run

Len Huffman's Race Report from the 2014 Escarpment Trail Run

The 2014 Escarpment Trail Run was held on July 27th. This was my second running of the race, which has been happening since 1977. Held in the Catskills Mountains, it a grueling 18 mile trek up and over 3 peaks on trails littered with roots & rocks. I was excited to try to best last years time of 4 hours 20 minutes. My goal was 4 hours.

Harry Hamilton's 2014 Bighorn Trail 100 Mile Race Report "An adventure that had it all"

Harry Hamilton's 2014 Bighorn Trail 100 Mile Race Report "An adventure that had it all"

As advertised the Wild and Scenic Bighorn 100 is probably the most scenic trail run that I have ever participated in. The terrain and views were beautiful. The mountains were picturesque and their stone faces were amazing.  That is saying a lot from a guy who usually only focuses in the trail and where my feet strike.

Ben Nephew, 2014 Manitou’s Revenge 54 Mile Ultra, Race Report

Ben Nephew, 2014 Manitou’s Revenge 54 Mile Ultra, Race Report

To really understand this race you have to know the trails, or at least get a good description of the course.  If you can’t experience the trails in person, I think photos or video do a better job than any sort of written description, at least as far as my writing skills are concerned.  Luckily, we have great pics and video from the race thanks to Joe.

Len Huffman's 2014 The North Face Endurance Challenge, Bear Mountain 50k Race Report "Sticking it to Bear Mountain!"

Len Huffman's 2014 The North Face Endurance Challenge, Bear Mountain 50k Race Report "Sticking it to Bear Mountain!"

Hey Bear Mountain - shove it! Yeah, you heard me. Yes I am pointing 2 appendages your way. You always try to thwart us with your rocky and rooty paths. Your climbs often make us want to curl up into little balls. This year you added streams of water where there shouldn’t have been and mud...

Elizabeth Azze's 2014 MMT 100 Mile Run Race Report "Tough decision but best decision"

Elizabeth Azze's 2014 MMT 100 Mile Run Race Report "Tough decision but best decision"

The days leading up to the race the area suffered intense rain storms, the roads, rivers and streams were flooded. For some reason I didn’t think much about the trail conditions while driving on the winding road towards the start. I should of known better when we were following a truck plowing the road of debris and mud but I was overwhelmed by the vibrant colors of green, the wild flowers, and the sounds of the flowing water. Everything felt alive, begging for adventure...

Ben Nephew's 2014 Rock the Ridge 50 Mile Race Report

Ben Nephew's 2014 Rock the Ridge 50 Mile Race Report

While I run in New Paltz, NY all the time due to it being Steph’s hometown, I rarely run on the carriage roads.  I love singletrack and that area has some of the best.  The carriage roads winding through the Mohonk Preserve are also some of the best, and the scenery along the roads is spectacular so I was excited when they announced the first RTR last year...

Jules Moore's 2014 The North Face Half Marathon Race Report "Sweat, Mud and Slippery Rocks"

Jules Moore's 2014 The North Face Half Marathon Race Report "Sweat, Mud and Slippery Rocks"

This weekend kicked off the start to my racing season.  I would represent my team at the North Face Half Marathon at Bear Mountain.  I'd never run this race before but was familiar with the course since I had the opportunity to run all the trail sections. Earlier in the week the NYC/NJ metropolitan area received quite a bit of rainfall...