Snowshoeing In the New York Empire State Winter Games

For all of us winter lovers out there, the Winter Olympics are the perfect way to celebrate winter recreation, athletes, and the season. However, why wait for the Olympic Winter Games in 2022 when you can experience an Olympic-style event … Continue reading

6 Solutions for the Dreaded Lean: A Word To Senior Athletes

The leaders’ gold and silver medals rested on the side of the awards table unperturbed. “Fast Eddie” Rousseau, pacing the lead on a February day, was on mile 70 of the 2019 USA Track & Field (USATF) 100-Mile Nationals in … Continue reading

Snowshoeing & Racing Options Within Rochester, NY

Mendon Ponds, Rochester, NY

A fresh snowfall can offer a unique experience to explore our city or countryside. One snowshoe-friendly community worth exploring after fresh snow, is Rochester, NY. The city has excellent snowshoeing conditions, as it receives an average snowfall of 95 … Continue reading

LAST CHANCE! 2019 Snowshoe Qualifiers for 2020 DION USSSA National Championships

Ritter Farm 2019

Aren’t you chomping on the bit to qualify for the 2020 National Snowshoe Championships?

The 2020 national event will be held February 28-March 1 in the famous town of Leadville, Colorado, which is the home of the epic Leadville Continue reading

Inaugural Ritter Farm Trail Races: One of First DION USSSA 2020 National Qualifiers

Be one of the first to qualify in the country!

Ritter Farm Park marks home for the 2019 inaugural Ritter Farm Trail Races, Run the Ritter. It also poses an early opportunity to qualify for the DION Snowshoe USSSA National Continue reading

Run Rabbit, Run to Snowshoeing: Transition from Running To Snowshoe Racing

A snow rabbit warily sits in the distance as I snowshoe closer to sneak a better view. The rabbit runs away before I get there, and in the meantime, I appreciate nature and all its surroundings. 

What many runners don’t … Continue reading

Hartmark Heats Askov Finlayson’s 2019 Snowshoe Loppet

Something spurred the snow to shrivel. Maybe blame Saturday’s sun and late 30’s temperatures overnight. Another look says perhaps the quickest snowshoer on trails just sizzled the course.

Overall Finishers

The rescheduled, reconfigured Askov Finlayson Snowshoe Loppet 10 km course … Continue reading

Snowshoes Optional! Scott Mittman Ices MDRA 7

After 2018’s incredible (Minnesota Distance Running Association) MDRA 7 race, be ready to join the fun at 2019’s edition on Saturday, March 30. NOTE: registration opens January 19!

But first, a recap of that remarkable and icy 2018 event:

THE … Continue reading

Don’t Stress Out: Pre-Race Anxiety Tips

Standing at the starting line ready to race is always exciting despite butterflies in my stomach. Once I am settled in my pace, the butterflies are gone.

Pre-race anxiety is not uncommon according to health clinician, mental performance consultant, and Continue reading

Explore Wisconsin’s Northwoods at the Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon

The second annual Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon returns to the state’s scenic Northwoods this February. The race will take place Feb. 16, 2019, in beautiful Boulder Junction and includes a challenging snowshoeing, fat biking and cross-country skiing course in the … Continue reading

Hidden Secrets! Preparing for a Snowshoe Distance Event

“The beauty of winter is its mystical aura,” writes snowshoe philanthropist and health authority Dr. Jeff Kildahl (JK). “Winter acutely defines one’s perspective. Snow represents a white blanket of desolation or bliss. The frigid temperatures and deafening silence of winter … Continue reading

Annika Rogers Conquers More Than Mashed Potatoes Snow at the WSSF 2018 Championships

The snow that was tossed madly by fierce gusts “mirrored a scene from the Himalayas,” said Annika Roger’s mother, Johanna. During the difficult conditions that were rustled up by the mountains to stifle competitors struggling to complete this challenge, a … Continue reading