Saturday, Sept. 23, I head out to run my first trail race of the Calgary Roadrunners 2006/2007 season. Ever run one yourself? They are a blast. They usually include hills, trees, more hills and where I live, there’s often snow and Ice. Trail races are gaining in poplularity. One of my favorite sites to read about trail races is over at A Trail Runner’s Blog, written by Scott Dunlap.
Scott Dunlap’s blog is all about trail running, ultrarunning, and triathlon racing in the Western United States. His blog often contains great interviews with other trail runners. For example, this week he featured an interview with Jasper Halekas, the 2006 Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile winner. The slogan for the race: “A glimse of heaven, a taste of hell.” Scott ran the 50-mile distance and finished 16th.
One of my favorite interviews he did was with Sharlene Wills, a blind trail runner. She’s 5’1”, in her mid-50’s, and the only blind woman on the trail. Sharlene has completed over 40 marathons and a dozen trail runs. Wow!
To help you find more of Scott’s interviews, he includes an index. Besides write-ups on trail running or races Scott adds humor to his blog. Ever wonder about a runner’s high? You might want to read his write-up on that one. Scott recently became a dad. congrats Scott!
If you’re thinking about trying a trail race check out Scott’s blog. He may have a write-up on the race you are thinking about.
Got a Web site to recommend? Leave me a comment with the details.