Zion Double Crossing – Again
Nov10

Zion Double Crossing – Again

Some pictures can’t be taken, only seen. Visuals so clear, so delicate, in situations so intimate – that moment between yourself and nature – that they can’t be duplicated outside of that one instance in time. Likewise, some experiences can’t be retold. The immensity of it all is so great there simply aren’t words to describe it succinctly enough to pay it the appropriate amount of respect. Yet,...

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When Runners Mountaineer
Nov04

When Runners Mountaineer

Photos of mountain running and high alpine ridges flood my social media feeds. Athletes atop peaks with goofy smiles on their faces, and I can’t help but smile back at my phone. I’ll like the photo. And I’ll sigh, thinking some noob is going to get in over the head in some sort of mini-epic and I’m one who helped promote it. Comments on the photos will ask where, how far, how much time? And then, others will...

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The Art of Going Solo
Nov03

The Art of Going Solo

I don’t lack for running partners. As one of the lead members of the TAUR organization I’m pretty recognizable on the trails. My circle of running friends and acquaintances has grown to a number greater than I can count. And yet, often times I still find myself running alone. Whether due to conflicting schedules or a desire to have some time to myself, recently I’ve found that I have done most of my runs solo. I...

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Skyline Drive – Video
Sep17

Skyline Drive – Video

TrailandUltraRunning.com COO Craig Lloyd became the first person to complete a run along Skyline Drive, a 112 mile route from I-70 in Central Utah north to Hwy 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon. More than half of the course is over 10,000 feet, with nearly all of it above 9K. A couple of us went along for the ride and took some video to document the...

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100 Miles of Wild – Using Ultrarunning for Science and Education
Sep15

100 Miles of Wild – Using Ultrarunning for Science and Education

When we start talking about ultrarunning, our thoughts immediately jump to sporting events. Races, FKTs, multi-stage runs are just some events that pop to mind. However, now for possibly the very first time, ultrarunning is being used for a different purpose. The Adventure Science expedition, 100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar’s Limestone Labyrinth will show another side of what ultra-endurance athletes are capable of, other than just...

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Fragile: Friends Never Quit
Aug26

Fragile: Friends Never Quit

Jake and Jeremy were best friends from the beginning. They met in first grade and grew up together in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Jake was a high-energy kid with endless enthusiasm for life. He was a friend to everyone.  Jake excelled in athletics, taking up wrestling from early childhood. Jeremy was a gifted talent across several fields. He displayed patience and a tenacity for doing things right. Jeremy was kind to everyone.  He...

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TAUR Around the Globe Week 8/18 – 8/24
Aug25

TAUR Around the Globe Week 8/18 – 8/24

My sincerest apologies about missing last week’s post. This week will blow your mind though, so hop on board. Thanks again everyone. Remember to help support TAUR by shopping in our store at http://store.trailandultrarunning.com.

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Women’s Guide to Safety While Trail Running
Aug21

Women’s Guide to Safety While Trail Running

Women’s safety and concerns regarding sexual assault has been a growing topic of discussion. While this article is not an attempt to address the issues of why attacks happen, and I agree the #NotAllMen are attackers, I do feel that #YesAllWomen should consider safety measures while trail running. This is a 5 Step guide for women to increase safety while trail running. Let Someone Know: Let someone know where you’re going, when you...

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