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.

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.

Elizabeth Azze, MMT 100 race report

Elizabeth Azze, MMT 100 race report

"Tough decision but the 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, 2014 Rock the Ridge 50 Mile Race Report!

Ben Nephew, 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, 2014 The North Face Half Marathon race report

Jules Moore, 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...

Quick recap of Rock the Ridge, North Face Bear & the Spirit of Ultrarunning!

Quick recap of Rock the Ridge, North Face Bear & the Spirit of Ultrarunning!

By Joe Azze
What an Epic weekend of trail racing here in the local area! All MPF clients and athletes had PRs, congratulations! We know what it takes to have the courage to take the challenge of starting one of these races, big kudos to all. Another big congratulations goes out to Ben Nephew who continues to amaze us with his performances.

This weekends Rock The Ridge 50 & The North Face Endurance Challenge, Bear Mountain State Park

This weekends Rock The Ridge 50 & The North Face Endurance Challenge, Bear Mountain State Park

Good luck to all of the MPF Athletes / Clients, and everyone else challenging themselves at this weekends The North Face Endurance Challenge, Bear Mountain State Park! This will be the 1st year Elizabeth and I won’t be attending Saturday’s races but we will be out on the trails supporting the Rock The Ridge 50 Mile Challenge in the Mohonk Preserve. Here are a few videos we have done over the years from the North Face races at Bear Mtn! Enjoy and run strong this weekend! Let us know how it goes.