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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.

Review: Enerskin E75 Compression Shorts

By |2019-03-03T03:42:08+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Gear Review|

Review: Enerskin E75 Compression Shorts What: A compression short with integrated silicone support tape Cost: $150 Manufacturer: Enerskin Lately we've been running in an interesting product from the team over at Enerskin - The E75 Compression Shorts. Enerskin compression gear isn't your typical compression clothing. Their clothing combines graduated compression with silicone support strips meant to mimic the effects of kinesio tape.  Compression gear is said to improve performance by holding the muscles in place and improve blood flow. Kinesio Tape is said to alleviate pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, accelerate recovery, prevent muscle cramping, and support injured muscles and joints without affecting range of motion.  So together, a short that combines compression and kinesio tape should be pretty amazing right?  Well, I'm not [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Alex Dossin

By |2019-02-21T18:30:51+00:00February 21st, 2019|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: Alex Dossin Occupation: Outdoor Industry Sales Rep Location: Morristown, VT Hometown/Birthplace: The Flatlands (Chelmsford, MA) Instagram: @alexdossin   How did you first get involved in [...]

Review: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

By |2019-02-21T17:23:03+00:00February 21st, 2019|Gear Review|

  MSR Trailshot Compact Water Filter Review Weight: 142g/5oz Flow Rate: 1 Liter/Min Filter Life: 2000 Liters (replaceable) Filter Pore Size: 0.2 Microns MSRP: $49 More Info: msrgear.com The MSR Trailshot is a very compact water filter that works well for individuals, and is great option for small groups. There are quite a few other reviews out there that dig into the details. A couple of options are here, and here.  I picked up the MSR Trailshot last year to carry with me on long days here in the Green Mountains and as a lightweight and compact water filtration option for fastpacking. Overall it's been a great addition to my kit. It fits easily in the rear stretch pocket of my running vest and allows me to [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Mark Jones

By |2019-01-04T04:52:26+00:00January 4th, 2019|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: Mark Jones Occupation: Sodexo Supervisor Current Location: Milton, VT Hometown/Birthplace: Allentown, PA Facebook: Mark Jones Instagram: @woodpile_jones   How did you first get involved in [...]

Fastpacking – What Is It & How Do You Do It?

By |2019-01-04T03:19:42+00:00January 4th, 2019|General Interest, Tips|

If you visit your favorite search engine and type in the phrase – What Is Fastpacking –you’ll inevitably come across definitions that say something along the lines of: Fastpacking is the intersection of trail running and backpacking. However, here at the VTRunCo we feel that definition doesn’t tell the whole story. In our minds, fastpacking is not, and cannot be defined by the gear or gait used. We define fastpacking as a multi-day adventure that is completed in as little time as possible through the application of various weight saving and efficient travel strategies. This means that you do not have to run to fastpack, and nor do you have to be an ultralight gram-counter to fastpack. To fastpack you have to intend to finish a specific route [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Rob Rives

By |2018-11-28T15:58:12+00:00November 15th, 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: Rob Rives Occupation: Education/Conservation Current Location: Jonesville, VT Hometown/Birthplace: Raleigh, NC Website: www.humanityrunning.org Instagram: @rob.rives   How did you first get involved in running and [...]

Pacific Northwest Sail-Running Adventure: Failure On The Juan De Fuca Trail

By |2018-11-14T06:26:59+00:00November 14th, 2018|Outside Vermont, Travel|

Preface: I wasn't going to post anything about this trip because it did not turn out as I had hoped. I had high expectations related to my performance and related to the visual content I was hoping to produce. After reflecting for a bit I have decided to share my experience because it's often in failure that we learn the most.  So early last year I started scheming. I have 4 brothers and two of them live in Seattle. They recently purchased a sailboat and have been learning how to sail. After confirming that they could get the boat safely out of the marina and back I proposed the idea of sailing to Vancouver Island so that I could do some trail running. I [...]

Imposter Syndrome & Running

By |2018-11-03T19:11:52+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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 [...]

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