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October 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC_Tc1-Rmok Silas Carey is ahead of the times. He and his wife moved to New Zealand three years ago, burnt out on city life. They wanted to move abroad somewhere so he could practice PT and she could teach yoga. Well, they aren't dealing with the pandemic like we are now, and just had a baby. Lucky, lucky family. Growing up in New Delhi and running XC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnTmSZycZoo In this week's Rundown 0:00 - Lead in with Michael Ortiz capping the Game of Hundo's For those who aren't already in the know, Michael Ortiz capped off his Game of Hundos project on Sunday on his home turf of Brooklyn. The "Game"? Running a 100 mile every week for 100 weeks. 10,000 miles in just 100-mile efforts alone in just under two years. Absolutely incredible.

https://youtu.be/Ny9Hu9uw804 The Patapsco Valley 50k Run over the trails of the Patapsco Valley State Forest west of Baltimore About 4,700 feet of elevation gain (and loss) with rolling climbs and descents Mostly buffed out single-track with a bit of rocks to keep you on your toes Some miles which feel wonderfully remote   Check out more from the crew at White Oak Running Company at https://whiteoakrunning.com/   Gear Choices: Hydration / Apparel option: Ultimate Direction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyGIiQh2iPk Aliza Lapierre was challenged to see how far she could run on maple syrup. After 30 miles, she had a new nutrition sponsor and a whole new love for the sweet sap flowing from the trees in her beloved homestate Vermont. In addition to being supported by Untapped, she also is sponsored by Salomon and Sunto, two of the biggest brands in ultrarunning. Now, anything

https://youtu.be/6iaALDzvBOQ In the Media TC Interviews This past week on TC Interviews, Ellie checked in with Cole Crosby. They dig into, amongst other things, good life decisions including opting out of a world record in favor of painting a track in Gatorade. Check it out for the deets.  The CULTRA crew released last week’s episode with Finn Melanson. The cover balance being overrated, and go deep into his FKT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2R-ei2DOHg In 2015 Cole Crosby was running 250 laps on an indoor track. He was hoping to beat Michael Wardian’s WR time of 3:06. With 8 laps to go, he drank a cup of Gatorade from his well-meaning father. That Gatorade was the poison. With 3 miles to go, Cole lost it. He lost everything in his stomach. He lost consciousness a few times. He lost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNStpul6r8Y In the Media TC Interviews: This past week Ellie connected with the wicked tough Britta Clark who’s had a fairly productive 2020 on the FKT front alone, in the mix, setting the Unsupported women’s mark on the Pemi in August, and the Presi Traverse in September. Two iconic routes. Check it out here.  Pain Cave: Jay gets in Twenty Questions with physician, epidemiologist, coach, author, and five

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFDBWzV1Fok Britta Clark is studying philosophy at Harvard. Wait, scratch that, she’s getting her Ph.D in philosophy at Harvard. Beginning with environmental science, she got a grant to go to New Zealand to get her Masters. When she was there, she enjoyed the flexibility and persistence reflected in the questions asked in her environmental ethics classes.  She’s now interested in climate change specific topics like how quickly

https://youtu.be/xBJJIYc_53M Weekly Rundown October 7, 2020 It was a great weekend on my end, spending three days playing in the Adirondack High Peaks. We ended up 0/2 on high-peak views (summits were socked in by clouds and precipitation), but quality time none the less. Also had time to get some miles into the Inov8 TerraUltra G270 (great shoe for allowing you to run down mountains with babys on

https://youtu.be/RCXmjLgqNjI Macedonia Trail Race Kent, CT About 90 minutes north of NYC lies the Litchfield Hills and town of Kent. Near the Appalachian Trail just a few miles outside of Kent is Macedonia Brook State Park. With its unparalleled singletrack and lush forest trails, challenging climbs/descents and two amazing viewpoints on course, the race offers trail runners a one of kind experience in the northwest part of Connecticut,

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