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About Greg

Co-Owner at VTRunCo. Runner. Skier. Hiker. Photographer. Gear Nerd. Father. Husband. I love spending time outside moving through the woods and over the mountains, and I want to help you have the best experience possible.

Imposter Syndrome & Running

By | 2018-11-03T19:11:52+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|General Interest, Tips|

  This won't be a long post, I just want to take a brief moment to talk about a feeling that a lot of us probably feel. The feeling that we're not good enough, that we're an outsider, that we don't belong. Imposter Syndrome is when a person lacks confidence in themselves and worries that they'll soon be discovered to be a fraud. This is a feeling that we've all felt and I'm here to tell you that it's totally and completely normal... At least I hope it is. This feeling of not being worthy is something I have experienced often in my work life and feel constantly in my running life, and it's something I feel every time I post on this site. I [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Darrell Lasell

By | 2018-10-10T01:11:55+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Runners Of Vermont|

Runners Of Vermont is an ongoing series here at the VTRunCo where we get to meet and start to get to know some of the amazing people that call Vermont home and share our affinity for running. So, sit back and enjoy. The people profiled here are the main reason Vermont is such a great place to live and run. Also, if you know someone that lives and runs in Vermont who you think should be profiled here… Let us know. We’d love to be introduced and give them the opportunity to share their perspective on Vermont’s running scene.    Name: Darrell Lasell Current Location: Williamstown, VT   How did you first get involved in running and what was it that kept you coming back? Did you develop [...]

We’re Going To Iceland… You Should Come!

By | 2018-10-08T19:46:26+00:00 October 8th, 2018|General Interest, Travel|

Come To Iceland With Us! One of the reasons my partner and I created the Vermont Running Company was to help others get outside and put all of that running fitness to use. So many people run to race, or run to lose weight... But there's so much more you can do! All of the time and energy you've spent building your fitness can be used to cover more ground, see more, and experience more than the average person... And we want to show you what's possible by showing your around Iceland!  Iceland is an incredibly beautiful place and is relatively easy to get to from the East Coast. Our plan is to travel there for a long week to fastpack the Laugavegur and [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Chuck Laramie

By | 2018-09-27T12:58:14+00:00 September 27th, 2018|General Interest, Runners Of Vermont|

Runners Of Vermont is an ongoing series here at the VTRunCo where we get to meet and start to get to know some of the amazing people that call Vermont home and share our affinity for running. So, sit back and enjoy. The people profiled here are the main reason Vermont is such a great place to live and run. Also, if you know someone that lives and runs in Vermont who you think should be profiled here… Let us know. We’d love to be introduced and give them the opportunity to share their perspective on Vermont’s running scene.    Name: Charles Laramie Occupation: Teacher Current Location: Fair Haven, VT Hometown/Birthplace: Rutland, VT Website: www.laramieforvtgov.com Instagram: @chucklaramie Twitter: @CharlesLaramie   How did you first get involved in [...]

Event Spotlight: Coolidge 5K

By | 2018-09-12T00:11:03+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Events|

  1. Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special?   There are two main events on Saturday, October 6th. One is the Coolidge 5K, which is a professionally timed road race for runners of all ages and abilities. The road race will cover the surrounding historic grounds, mostly on pavement and hard-packed dirt road, but also with about 25% over nicely mowed grassy meadow. That begins at 10am. The other event is the "I Do Not Choose to Run" 1-Mile Walk, so named after Coolidge's famous terse statement about his decision not to run for reelection in 1928. The walk begins at 11am. We think it is a very special event! It is one of only a handful of [...]

GoPro Stabilization Options While Running

By | 2018-07-20T03:30:12+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Gear Review, Tech|

Since 2009 GoPro has sold more than 30,000,000... that's million with an "M"... Hero cameras. Think about that for a minute. That is a lot of action cameras, but have you seen typical GoPro footage? Most of it isn't worth sharing with your mother. It's shaky, and jittery, and likely to make you motion sick just sitting on your couch. And filming while trail running... That has to be one of the worst case scenarios. But today we're here to help. The video above was shot on a GoPro Hero5, and while we don't claim to be expert videographers, we have spent quite a bit of time running around with GoPros attached to various things. During that time we have stumbled upon a few [...]

Event Spotlight: TAM Trek

By | 2018-07-03T02:18:45+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Events|

  1. Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special?   The Middlebury Area Land Trust started building the now 19-mile Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) in 1989. At present it encircles the village of Middlebury, traveling through Cornwall, Weybridge, and New Haven. It links nearly 1,000 acres of public and conserved lands. The trail traverses Chipman Hill with vistas of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks, local farmlands, old-growth forests along Otter Creek, the stunning Gorge at Belden Falls, and many bucolic Vermont scenes.  It really captures the character of Vermont landscapes and takes place in the fall, just in time for the first turning of the leaves!   2. What’s the purpose of the event? Is it a for-profit venture, is there [...]

Thule Urban Glide Stroller Review

By | 2018-06-12T02:46:57+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Having kids, while not for everyone, is one of life's great joys. That said, the transition into parenthood can be a bit jarring as your freedom and spare time are significantly reduced. If you're a runner with future goals this can be a very challenging time. But, don't fret. With the right equipment there's no need to shelve your running goals, and running with your kids is a great way to get them outside and expose them to an active lifestyle at an early age. Below we are going to take a look at the Thule Urban Glide ($479.95). They don't give this thing away, but we think it's totally worth it. Continue reading to learn why...  First... Do You Even Need A Jogging Stroller? [...]

Favorite Trail Running Gear: 2018

By | 2018-05-13T15:02:29+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Gear Review|

As I write this it’s mud season here in Vermont. Despite the warm temperatures, our trails are still quite vulnerable as the ground thaws out and the melting snow at higher elevations creates a persistent state of sloppiness lower down. But, what better time is there to talk about trail running than while we’re all eagerly awaiting the reopening of our beloved trails! Also, please remember that gear recommendations only provide a starting point. One person can’t possibly speak for the masses, and as always comfort and fit trump everything else. Also, if you’re relatively new to trail running try not to get too caught up in gear specifics. Just get out there! Grab any old shirt you have laying around… clean or not. [...]

Event Spotlight: Groton Forest Trail Run

By | 2018-04-25T04:48:18+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Events|

Every year new events are announced and this year is no different. One of the events we're super excited about is the Groton Forest Trail Run on Saturday, September 8th of 2018. This looks like an amazing opportunity to run on some great trails. Read on to learn more! 1. Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special? We are excited to have a new trail race on the trails in Groton State Forest in the towns of Groton, Peacham, and Marshfield VT. The start and finish will be at Boulder Beach State Park and the race will take place primarily on the hiking and multi-use trails north of Boulder Beach road. We will have two distances this first year, [...]

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