The 12 essential items for the winter runner

We all love running in the summer, just grab your shoes and go.  But, if you live in New Hampshire, you know that for a a good portion of the year you have to deal with dark, freezing cold, oft-treacherous streets and trails.  Those types of conditions mean preparation and preparation, in this case, means…

Why you should run through the winter

As the mercury begins to plummet and the days grow shorter, you may be thinking it’s time to pack away those running shoes for the winter or retreat into the gym.  I’d encourage you to stop and reconsider running through the winter. I picked up running 10 years ago this fall, but it wasn’t until…

Marathon pacing: an exciting way to experience 26.2

Over the summer, I received an e-mail form my track club (AARC) saying that the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Mass., was looking for volunteers to lead pace groups.  Since my wife , Julia, and I are always looking for an excuse to run long, we knew immediately that we wanted to volunteer for this. The…

Top 5 Books on Running

I love to read a good story, especially if it’s about running.  Unfortunately, there aren’t many reads on running and even fewer really good ones.  Here is a short list of books I thoroughly enjoyed reading. 1.  Run or Die, Kilian Journet (translated to English from Correr o Morir) – This book tops my list…

Race Report: The Acidotic Racing Bear Brook Trail Marathon

If you’re in New England and looking for a rugged, scenic and challenging trail marathon, then the Acidotic Racing Bear Brook Trail Marathon is for you! 2013 marked the second running of this single-loop trail race and the conditions could not have been better.  One word of warning (and you will find that if you…