Posts Tagged ‘Trail Running’

Run to Ely’s Peak…and Back

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

My girlfriend and I are currently in the midst of training for the Superior Spring Trail 50K Race and Grandma’s Marathon. We decided to do a 16 mile trail training run along the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). We started by the Lake Superior Zoo and made the 8 mile run to Ely’s Peak and then turned around and headed back. It took us around 4.5 hours, but it was a beautiful day and I considered it a “glorified hike”.


Trail Running & Research

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I recently was a “test subject” for my 2nd year research project in the physical therapy program. It consisted of running on a flat concrete surface, flat snow covered surface, and snow covered trail surface while collecting PEDAR data. The test run went really well and we were able to note a few minor adjustments that need to be made before we begin to schedule our recruited participants.


DPT Research Project

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

My student physical therapy research group is getting all the necessary pieces of information together to begin recruiting subjects for our research study. This research project pertains to two of the courses (Critical Inquiry II and III) that are a part of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program’s curriculum. Our topic is on Kinetic Differences Between Winter Running Surfaces Using an In-Shoe Pressure Measurement System.┬áThe purpose of this study is to analyze if there is a difference on in-shoe plantar pressure due to force absorption among three different running surfaces: pavement, a flat snowy surface, and a snow covered trail. The aim of this observational, laboratory study will be to gather data that will contribute to available evidence regarding the ground impact forces between varied running surfaces. Currently there is no study that has been done to look at “force absorption” due to snow. Our group is hypothesizing that running on a snow covered trail will lead to more variable patterns of force absorption than running on pavement or a flat snow covered surface.


Superior Hiking Trail – Moose Mountain Marathon

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Another marathon is in the books. My girlfriend and I ran the Moose Mountain Marathon along the Superior Hiking Trail this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day that made for a wonderful run. The terrain was tough with lots of roots, rocks, and mud to go along with the large elevation changes over the course of the 26.2 miles. Our race was the shortest of the three (100 miler, 50 milers, and 26.2 miler). The volunteers were great! The trails were great! And the company was even better!


Superior 100

Monday, September 14th, 2015