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July 2021

The Trails Collective Weekly Rundown July 30, 2021 This week we run through the Northeast Trail Running scene, including: trail Hospitality in the media; event registrations about to cap and open; results from last weekend with voices from Wakely Dam; gear in use; events coming this weekend. Let's get into it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hli0smOzt08 YouTube version of this week's Rundown In the Media Sabrina Little, one of the strongest endurance runners in the

The Week in Northeast Trail Running July 23rd, 2021 https://youtu.be/Jd__W8xNX9Y In the Media NEPA Article on Ben Robinson at SkyRunning World Championships. Mountain Peak Fitness Blog, Ben Nephew’s 2021 Breakneck Point Upcoming Trail Community Event Hike with Lee and the Burlington Land Trust Sunday, July 25th, 2021 1:00 pm-4:00 pm The Mile of Ledges/Tory Den Have you ever heard of an Archeo-Ultrologist?  An archeo-ultrologist studies and re-enacts some of the greatest historical Ultra distance journeys done on

Weekly Rundown July 15th, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCR4E__ZVAQ In the Media I haven’t listened to it yet, but am planning on it as I drive in their direction….CULTRA Trail Running Podcast, for episode #145 dug into the Toughest Trail Races in the Northeast Lineup. I’m hoping to keep that document somewhat living and modify / update as qualified opinions weigh in. For all of you who follow the most excellent CULTRA

This week in the Northeastern Trail Running World July 9, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIM5OxRtQ20 Intro'ing with Run It to the Summit Jared and Lauren Burdick of Miles and Macros lead-in / intro to this week's episode with a plug for their event Run It To The Summit. Jared has some solid trail chops finishing second at Cayuga Trails on two separate US Champs years and earning a slot on the US

Laying out the "toughest" trail races in the Northeast isn't intended to be a testosterone fest of who's tougher. In my experience, a mile race on the track, while flat and shorter in duration, is more painful than any ultra or mountain course I've run. I've drifted towards "tougher" races because they often entail mountainous and technical terrain which has fed my spirit, taken me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftX-Rl64YiU Weekly Rundown July 2, 2021                                                  In the Media Western States: Women making up 3 in the top 10 and 9 of the top 20. Over a brutal day 67% of the women who started finished, compared to 66% of the men. However, reflecting an opportunity to bring more women into filling the ranks women only comprised 30% of the field. Clips from Sarah Keyes and Jimmy McCaffrey NE

Although the Speedgoat's motto may be "100 miles is not that far", for nearly everyone else, it really is. Nearly all will experience significant mileage in the pain cave. Moments of doubt and darkness. Mental refrains where you question not just whether you're physically capable of going on (you're pretty certain you're not), but emotional anguish. When the glitz has faded, when you question what

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