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March 5, 2010

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Name-dropping.  Bland finger food. Talking about the weather.  Social gatherings can be such a yawner.


Hit the Trails!

Hit the Trails!

Tired of running the same routes?  Need a new running challenge?  Want to add some variety to your training?  Spice up your running by trading in the ashpalt for some dirt.  Trail running can provide fresh, interesting, and challenging elements to your runs that may be just what you need to keep improving.

Running with the Pack

Running with the Pack

Training partners are one of the the most valuable assets you can have.  They keep you motivated, give you a sense of accountability, and keep you company on your training runs, speed workouts, and at races.

Using Visualization to Prepare for Race Day

Using Visualization to Prepare for Race Day

My first experience with serious race day preparation and visualization was in college.  During the cross-country season, we raced every other weekend; so on the Monday of a race week, our coach would lead us through a “chalk talk” in the locker room.  She would go over how the ideal race was supposed to look and which team members would have to finish ahead of members of our rival teams for us to win. 

Spotlight On:

Leslie Ross

Leslie Ross - Head Backcountry Babe

According to local legend, Leslie Ross, founder of Babes in the Backcountry emerged from the womb skiing. Alpine and freeheeler extraordinaire, Leslie has won numerous races and events, including top finishes in the South American Free Skiing Championships, the Big Mountain Extreme Skiing Competition and the North American Free Skiing Competition. Leslie is also the three time National Telemark Free Skiing Champion, earning her the overall US Telemark Championship Award title in 2002.

When she's not holding her own amongst the big dogs, Leslie is spreading her love of skiing. Leslie is a ski ambassador for Patagonia and Black Diamond, an AIARE qualified avalanche educator and a PSIA certified Level III Telemark instructor. In 1996, Leslie founded Babes in the Backcountry, a group dedicated to educating women with the outdoor skills to enable them to be confident and self-reliant in the backcountry. Learn more about Leslie's inspiring adventures at www.babesinthebackcountry.com.


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