As the first entry of the "Official Mountain Marauder Blog", I should preface the foregoing with a disclaimer in full candor. This is not my first blog. I used to host a blog on a previous iteration of my website ten years ago. Over time, it became more of a public airing of grievances than anything else. This blog seeks to be starkly distinct this time around. I will endeavor to maintain this medium as a conduit through which I can address the import of certain facets of my training regimen. Additionally, I will strive to inject my own personal experience and philosophy into each topic; hopefully tempering what would otherwise purport to be some authoritative instructional guide to trail running. That said, I am not a professional athlete and I don't purport to be the definitive authority on all things running. I do, however, know what has worked for me and what contributes to the great adventures that I've had as well as the small success that I've achieved thus far. I plan to document some of these adventures both scholastically and visually (by means of photography), here as well. I hope it’s useful and, at the very least, entertaining.