Yellowstone to Tetons: RD Interview
Aug27

Yellowstone to Tetons: RD Interview

I was first exposed to Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventures back in 2006 when I traveled across the country to run in the Grand Tetons 100. It was my 3rd 100 Mile Run and the first time I had ever travelled to the Grand Teton region. The beauty of this corner of our country is truly stunning, and nothing made the events there more special than the Dreamchasers staff. Most notably is Lisa Smith-Batchen and her husband Jay Batchen. Lisa and...

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An Ultra Waste Of Time
Aug13

An Ultra Waste Of Time

When signing up for an ultra, most ultra-runners will take a moment to hunt down the time limit for the race.  It’s funny because you almost never see marathon runners worrying about how much time they have to complete their next race.  However, Ultra-runners take in as much information as they can gather.  They look for course elevation profiles, how far aid stations are spread apart, where can we have drop bags and/or crews,...

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Interview: 100 Head/Heart/Feet
Jul02

Interview: 100 Head/Heart/Feet

This July in the Green Mountains of Vermont, a very special documentary is being filmed. 100: Head/Heart/Feet chronicles the drama of Zac Wieluns, an ultra-runner from Maine and a member of The Trail Monsters running club. Zac has failed to finish Vermont in his previous two attempts, and is hoping the third time’s the charm. The film is being produced by Hammer and Saw Films of Colchester, VT. Michael Mooney is Co-Director and...

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Mental Training
Jun26

Mental Training

“How do you train for something like that?” is a question commonly uttered after one first hears about our Ultra exploits. The answer quickly moves to us runners talking about our weekly mileage and the number of days we run. Those who have truly be “out there” though, know where the true training for these events comes into the fold. It’s often said that 90% of running an ultra is mental. “Any...

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Review: Trail Box
May15

Review: Trail Box

Last week I received an e-mail from a reader by the name of Stuart Fingerhut. Stuart is a long time reader of this site, and he’s started a new concept that he wanted me to check out. First, a little background. Over the last few months, BirchBox.com has picked up steam as a reputable way for consumers to test products. BirchBox caters to Men and Women by offering a small monthly sampling of Grooming & Beauty Brand Products....

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