Posts Tagged: Laura Clark

Trail Runner’s Book Review – Colorado Alpine Trail Runs

Colorado Alpine Trail Runs, by Annalise Grueter. Colorado Mountain Club Press, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. The operational consideration for this guidebook is the phrase, “trail runs.” The 45 scenic adventures described,… Read more »

Coming Back from a Heart Attack at Thacher Park

Written by Laura Clark. Photos: Don Proulx. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. I had a heart attack in early July. It came without warning, although had I been armed with foreknowledge, I could have recognized some of the signs…. Read more »

Book Review – Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine

Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine, by Paul C. Clerici. The History Press, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I… Read more »

Book Review – What Running Across Mountains Taught Me About Life

SOLO: What Running Across Mountains Taught Me About Life, by Jenny Tough. Aster, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian.. You have to be really tough to imagine the page-turning adventure that Jenny Tough… Read more »

Coming to Terms with the Whiteface Mountain Race

Written by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is 75 years young and an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photo above by Ron Heerkens Jr // Goat Factory Entertainment. What I learned from the USATF Mountain Running Championships hosted by the Whiteface Mountain… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Running and Returning

Honey Stinger Emerald Mountain Epic Trail Runner

Running and Returning: Seeking Balance in an Imperfect World, by Vicki Ash Hunter, PhD. CG Sports Publishing, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. It is often observed that runners tend to be addictive,… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Pliability for Runners

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Pliability for Runners: The Breakthrough Method to Stay Injury-Free, Get Stronger, and Run Faster, by Joseph McConkey, MS. Hatherleigh Press, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. If you are like me, you turn… Read more »

Getting a Trail Run in at the Grafton 15K

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Grafton 15K race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid masters mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jessica and Naomi Hoffman. Bill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Running enterprise, best known for its extreme trail races… Read more »

New York Snowshoe Races: How Far Can You Stretch It?

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Winterfest and Camp Saratoga Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. The truth can be stretched, taffy can definitely be stretched and dollars used to be stretched, but snow? I… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Naked at the Knife-Edge

Naked at the Knife-Edge

Naked at the Knife-Edge: What Everest Taught Me about Leadership and the Power of Vulnerability, written by Vivian James Rigney. Forefront Books, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. “It’s not the mountain we… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: GO FAR

GO FAR: How Endurance Sports Help You Win at Life, written by Jennifer Strong McConachie, Hatherleigh Press, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Notice that the above title, GO FAR, is all in… Read more »

Chutes and Ladders at the Gurney Lane Snowshoe Race

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Gurney Lane Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Heidi Underwood. Gurney Lane Snowshoe Race and its summertime counterpart, Churney Gurney Trail Race must be two of the best… Read more »

Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race: When the Rooster Crows

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Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Jen Ferriss This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe 5K and 10K Snowshoe races at the New Land Trust… Read more »

Book Review – Trail Running Illustrated: The Art of Running Free

Doug Mayer

Trail Running Illustrated: The Art of Running Free, written by Doug Mayer and Brian Metzler, Mountaineers Books, 2021. Illustrated by Schreiber Marion. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. You’re off to Great Places, Today… Read more »

Kicking off the Snowshoe Season at Gore Mountain Ski Bowl

Gore Mountain Snowshoe

The Gore Mountain Ski Bowel snowshoe race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark (pictured above #27). Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Paul Allison, North Creek Ski Bowl. Our 2021-22 Dion WMAC Snowshoe season was all… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners, written by Christine Felstead. Second Edition, Human Kinetics, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. I must admit I approached this review with some trepidation. In fact, I tried to hand… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review – Runner’s High by Josiah Hesse

Runner's High

Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes is Changing the Science of Sports, by Josiah Hesse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. From the moment I picked up Josiah… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Daniels’ Running Formula

Daniels’ Running Formula, 4th edition, by Jack Daniels, PhD. Human Kinetics, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Above photo: Peter Maksimow. The name Jack Daniels is known throughout the world, but for runners,… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Stronger Than the Dark

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Stronger Than the Dark: Exploring the Intimate Relationship Between Running and Depression, by Cory Reese. 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photo: Evan Williams. In his Ultrarunning magazine monthly column byline, Cory Reese… Read more »