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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.

Winter Running: Being Seen

By | 2017-12-07T05:45:43+00:00 December 7th, 2017|General Interest|

Notice the dark background... Most environments are much busier than this. Even with the reflective gear it can be very difficult to see a pedestrian at night. (Image from myprrun.com) Ever since daylight savings kicked in my commute home from work has been in the dark. Lately I've been noticing a significant number of people out and about... running... walking... and on their bikes.  Some of these individuals were doing everything they were supposed to be doing. They had lights, they were wearing bright colored clothing, the clothing had reflective areas or the person was wearing a reflective vest. However, some of the people I saw were wearing dark colored clothing and were doing nothing to improve their chances of being seen. [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Devin Littlefield

By | 2017-12-02T20:44:04+00:00 November 29th, 2017|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: Devin Littlefield Occupation: Marketing Professional Location: South Burlington Hometown/Birthplace: Farmington, Maine Website: www.devinlittlefield.com Facebook: @devinlittlefield Instagram: @outdooradventurer Twitter: @outdradventurer   How did you first get [...]

New Snowcross Event At The Trapp Family Lodge

By | 2017-11-29T03:54:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Events|

Our friends over at Catamount Ultra Events are partnering with with Salomon to host a Snowcross Relay at the Trapp Family Lodge on Saturday, January 6th! This is a fun event where skiers can try winter trail running, and runners can try nordic skiing... Or do both! You can compete as an individual or as a team of two on a short (2.5k run/2.5k ski) or long (5k run/5k ski) course.  We have to say... This event looks like a lot of fun. We love running, but we also like to ski, and combining these two things seems like a recipe for a great time.  Click Here To Learn More & To Register

Race Report: 2017 Trapp Mountain Marathon

By | 2017-11-23T10:30:49+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|General Interest, Race Report|

This is a bit late... Sorry. Here at VTRunCo we want to support the running community in anyway we can, and one of the things we are hoping to do more of are race reports and videos from events here in Vermont. Our goal is to help promote these events, to thank the awesome people that spend countless hours organizing these events, and to give you a feel for what the event and course is like so you have a better idea of what to expect.  Today we're going to look back at the Trapp Mountain Marathon that took place this past October. 2017 was the event's second year and Will Robens of Catamount Ultra Events has proven that he knows how to put [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Liz Cady

By | 2017-11-23T10:24:12+00:00 November 20th, 2017|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: Liz Cady Occupation: Writer & Stay at Home Mama Location: Essex, VT Hometown/Birthplace:  Monument, CO Facebook: Liz Cady Instagram: GreenMtn_Komorebi   How did [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Greg Maino

By | 2017-11-23T10:23:54+00:00 November 16th, 2017|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.  This will be the first post in this series and we figure this is the perfect opportunity to introduce everyone to the person behind the [...]

First Look: 2018 Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Boot

By | 2017-12-24T04:02:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|First Look, Gear Review|

  UPDATE TWO: Alrighty, I finally feel like I can start to weigh in on how the X-Alp Boot ski. I've had them our on a variety of tours and skied them in a variety of snow conditions. For the most part they're great. They're surprisingly supportive and have performed quite well paired up with the Salomon X-Alp Ski in the 170 length. In touring mode I have never worn a more comfortable boot. These things really are like slippers. I've found that I prefer to keep all of the buckles closed when touring. It doesn't seem to hinder your mobility and it helps keep the boot from sliding around on my foot. As good as these boots are they do have limits. I [...]

Review: 2017 Salomon Sense Ride

By | 2017-11-20T22:01:16+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Gear Review, Shoes|

2017 Salomon Sense Ride Shoe Type: All-around Trail Weight: 275g Drop: 8mm Stack: 27mm Heel, 19mm Forefoot MSRP: $120 The Salomon Sense Ride is a new a new and exciting addition to Salomon's Sense lineup. It comes hot on the heals of the S-Lab Sense Ultra which has been one Salomon's most popular and well received shoes in some time. We reviewed it here and think it's one of our favorite trail running shoes of all time. So, how does that Sense Ride hold up? Does it really provide S-lab performance at quality at a lower more reasonable price? The Quick Version When we first learned about the Sense Ride we were super excited. It sounded like a great shoe with great features that [...]

Review: Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR

By | 2017-10-01T18:32:38+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Gear Review, Tech|

Today we are going to take a look at the newest GPS sports watch from Suunto, the Spartan Trainer Wrist HR. Now, there are plenty of other reviews out there, and if you really want to take a deep dive into all the different modes and options we'd recommend heading over to the DC Rainmaker Review of the Spartan Trainer. They go over every little thing in extreme detail including comparing GPS and HR accuracy against multiple other watches. Before picking up the Spartan Trainer I was using a Garmin Forerunner 220 with HR Strap. For the most part I was perfectly happy with the 220. It's battery easily lasted longer than my longest workouts, and it provided all of the stats I actually [...]

Favorite Runs: Destination Mt Mansfield Vermont

By | 2017-10-01T04:54:23+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Favorite Runs, Vermont|

  Welcome to the first post in our Favorite Run Series! Vermont has an abundance of beautiful places to run, and today we are going to visit Mt Mansfield. Mt Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont and has a number of trails that climb up, plunge down, and wind around the area. It's close to Burlington, and if visiting from outside the area, should be on your short list of places to explore. This particular outing starts in the parking lot at the Stevensville trailhead in Underhill, VT then follows the Frost Trail up and over to the CCC Road, then up the Halfway House Trail. From here we traverse just below the ridgeline on Canyon Extension North before bumping up to the ridgeline and following [...]

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