Posts Tagged: Laura Clark

Book Review – Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills Guidebook for Ultra Success

Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills Guidebook for Ultra Success, by Addie Bracy. 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. “Any idiot can run a marathon. It takes a special kind… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: 500 Races, Routes and Adventures

500 Races

500 Races Routes and Adventures: A Runner’s Bucket List, by John Brewer. Published by Universe, 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. Even with all the heft, tactile feel and drool-worthy photography requisite of… Read more »

Gear Review – Nathan RunLite Travel Pack

Nathan RunLite

Nathan RunLite Travel Pack 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. Pack provided free of charge by Nathan. “Tiny but mighty” is how Nathan describes the latest addition to their hydration pack lineup. Versatile, adaptable… Read more »

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite Insulated Flask

Nathan

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite Insulated Flask 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. Flask provided free of charge by Nathan. OK, I admit it. I am a handheld junkie. I also have a size-able collection of… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Sock

Swiftwick

Swiftwick Flite XT Zero socks 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. Socks provided free of charge by Swiftwick. Possessing a Swiftwick Flite XT Zero sock is akin to acquiring a foot covering with its… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: A Runner’s High by Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes

A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion, by Dean Karnazes. HarperCollins, 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. Known as the Ultramarathon Man, with a book of the same title, Dean Karnazes presents himself… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Swiftwick Pursuit Sock

Swiftwick Purist Sock

Swiftwick Pursuit Seven Crew Sock 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. We all know a good sock is worth its weight in gold as blisters are the number one reason folks drop from long… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: The Ultimate Trail Runner’s Handbook

Trail Runner's Handbook

The Ultimate Trail Runner’s Handbook by Claire Maxted. Bloomsbury Sport, 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. We have all fallen victim to coffee table envy – Emelie Forsberg’s book Sky Runner, Alexis and… Read more »

A Perfect Season End at the Garnet Hill Snowshoe Race

Garnet Hill Snowshoe

The Garnet Hill Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark (pictured above wearing florescent yellow). Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. A perfect ending is the one which leaves you wishing for more and that is… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Nathan Run Safe Face Mask

Nathan

Nathan’s Run Safe Face Mask 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. Flask provided free of charge by Nathan. Retail Price $19.99. If you are like me, you have been struggling with the necessity of… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask

Nathan

Nathan’s SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask 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. Flask provided free of charge by Nathan. Retail Price $36.95. As an aficionado of longish snowshoe races, I have been on a quest… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review – Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

Virtual Challenge

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding, by Daniel E. Lieberman. Pantheon Books, 2020. 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. How many of us are exercised (read: upset, agitated)… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing: The Frigus Snowshoe Race

Frigus

The Frigus 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 by Mike Seman. The above emblem is probably all you need to know to get the rough idea: a wasted… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing: Circling Around Gurney Lane

Snowshoe Racing

Churney Gurney snowshoe race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jen Ferriss. I’m on my way…off Northway Exit 20 and up onto Gurney Lane Recreation Area to the Churney Gurney 5K… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing: A Classic Adirondack Experience in Saranac New York

Snowshoe

Cock-a-Doodle-Shoe snowshoe race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jen Ferriss. Now into its ninth year, the Cock-a-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race at the New Land Trust in Saranac, NY is not for… Read more »

ARE (Albany Running Exchange) You Ready for a Trail Adventure?

Adventure

ARE Adventure race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos courtesy of Josh Merlis. Forty-eight of us signed up for Josh Merlis’ latest Adventure Running Exchange (ARE) challenge scheduled for December 6th in… Read more »

New York’s Moreau Half Marathon Features Staircase of Death

Moreau Half Marathon race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Mountain Dog Running. At my relaxed age, I no longer worry about every race. I just like to spend a day… Read more »