It was only a year ago that Emily Meehan ran her first trail race, and now she has completed all seven of the USATF-New England mountain running races and has her sights set on next year’s Mount Washington Road Race.
As she came out of the woods at the Cranmore Hill Climb and saw a tall grass wall, Emily Meehan wondered if she’d been duped. Was this race, in fact, more difficult than the Loon Mountain Race she’d managed to survive only a couple of weeks prior?
Emily Meehan had Upper Walking Boss on her mind leading up to the Loon Mountain Race. It turned out that wasn’t even the toughest part of the race.
Everyone is wrong. Hell is not an inferno below but a fiery hike up a mountain auto road.
Perhaps I have lost my mind due to the thin mountain air,” writes Emily Meehan, “but after Pack Monadnock I decided to use the rest of the series to experiment with my limits—both what they are and how far I am willing to push them.”
Emily Meehan discusses natural childbirth, pain, and the Pack Monadnock Road Race.
Emily Meehan took on the first race in the USATF-New England Mountain Running Circuit last weekend and survived to tell the tale.