The musings of a middle-aged, back of the pack, often injured, semi-retired ultra runner. Running, biking, camping or hiking, I do whatever I can to live an outdoor life. "The older I get, the better I was."
There are plenty of race options this weekend so get out there and enjoy the trails. I'm still under doctor's orders not to run due to an injury but I'll be lending a hand at the GAC 6 Hour run on Sunday. Working the aid station will be almost as fun as running, almost.
Saturday, May 8:
Mt. Tom Road to the Pogue 10K, Woodstock VT - Run through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls.
Samuel Fuller School Trail Run 5K & 10K, Middleboro MA - The race is an adventurous course through some beautiful conservation land in the town of Middleboro. The trail winds through the forests of the Pratt Farm, across fields, over streams, and past ponds and bogs.
MorFun Wapack Trail Races 21M, 42M & 50MAshburnham MA - The race covers the challenging and technical 21 miles of trail from Mt. Watatic to North Pack Monadnock and the several mountains in between. Approximately 14,000 feet of elevation gain for the full 50 miles.
The North Face Endurance Challenge 10K, 50K & 50M Bear Mountain, NY - Runners can expect technical terrain and rocky footing that cuts to the chase, with some trails heading steeply uphill rather than zig-zagging at a gentler grade. Descents end in wooded hollows before the next rapid climb ending with a breathtaking view. Make no mistake: this will be a tough test of off-road endurance.