2014 marked my second full season on the trails, though it was not without its setbacks. At the end of 2013, I stated that my main goals for this year were to stay injury free and to complete my first 100 miler – one out of two ain’t bad!
Join Adam and me for a slideshow/presentation at MEC as part of their ‘Running Expert Series’ on our recent fastpacking adventure on the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier. Learn what’s involved in completing the 93-mile run (with 23,000′ of elevation gain) completely unsupported.
I love getting up into the mountains in the winter, something that’s easy to do with the right equipment. But it wasn’t until I discovered Hillsound trail crampons that I was finally able to continue my training with confidence all year-round. I’m excited to have joined their team of ambassadors.
Hillsound Equipment is the leading producer of winter and fishing footwear traction and gaiters for both urban use and outdoor enthusiasts, based in Vancouver BC. As an ambassador, I’ll be providing feedback as I put the products to the test while helping to spread the word about this great, local brand.
Read a press release here.
November was all about Chimera 100, my first 100 miler and my last race of the season. I spent the first half of the month tapering and preparing, and the second half recovering from what was a difficult but overall a really enjoyable race. It turns out that 100 miles really isn’t that far! (read my full race report)