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One photo a day challenge: Day 243. Today I spent the day photographing different areas along the Finger Lakes Trail. The Finger Lakes Trail is an amazing and beautiful trail here in upstate, New York. The are many places I have been fortunate enough to run on the trail. These places are so beautiful. They deserve to be photographed. I have not had as many opportunities to photograph these places as I… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 205. Today was a fun day with lots of time spent out on the trails. First I photographed the Run For The Hills 5k and 10k at Tanglewood Nature Center. Then I went for a 10 mile trail run of my own on the trails at Tanglewood. I love being out on the trails creating photography. It is so much fun to see all the participants… Read More

I set out on a training run with a specific goal in mind. The goal had nothing to do with pace or really even distance. It had to do with the route I chose to run. I chose to run a specific route because I wanted to connect two sections of trail that I have run before. Finger Lakes Trail One of my favorite places to run is the Finger Lakes Trail…. Read More

I always have my eyes open for any running or outdoor adventures going on. So, I was really excited when I stumbled across the post from Tanglewood Nature Center introducing Run For The Hills! Even better than that was reading about a fellow runner that was excited about the same trails I was and was trying to make an impact to help support our local nature center through Ben’s Long Run. I… Read More

I love running the Red Trail at Tanglewood. It is probably my favorite trail. I am really enjoying this challenge of running it at a fast pace. It is different than most of my runs here.

My approach to this series of trail runs has been sub optimal for maximizing performance. Running two hard runs on back to back days is not likely to provide consistently improved performance on each subsequent run. But you run when you can run. It is dark before I leave for work. And it is essentially dark when I get home from work this time of year. So weekends are the time I… Read More

Today I ran the Red Trail at Tanglewood Nature Center. This was my third attempt at running my fastest time on that loop. I had a decent time on my first attempt. On my second attempt I shaved some time off. I thought maybe I could get even a little bit faster. On my third attempt I went out a little later in the day than I would like to because I… Read More

Tanglewood Nature Center has a little bit of everything for every type of outdoors person.  Hiking There are a wide variety of trails to explore along the natural area provided by Tanglewood Nature Center. There are nice sections of various types of natural features to explore along the trails.

With the fall season upon us most of my opportunities to hit the trails will be on the weekend. So its back to back days of hard runs on the red trail at Tanglewood Nature Center. Red Trail Attempt 2 We have been having some unusually warm weather for the season here in upstate New York. Temperatures have been in the 70’s. How do I celebrate the great weather. Get up early… Read More

I was on social media as one is and I stumbled across a post about Run for The Hills! I was excited to see this fun event scheduled to take place at one of my favorite places. And on one of my favorite trails. Tanglewood Nature Center. I have been hoping something would pop up specifically featuring the Red Trail at Tanglewood. It is my favorite trail there and I run it… Read More

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