Interview with Darkling Thrush
Apr07

Interview with Darkling Thrush

It is endlessly fascinating to hear of the varied and interesting journeys each of us takes to become a trail runner. For some of us, it is a natural extension of simply loving nature and intending to spend every minute possible in it, to experience what the Germans call “Waldeinsamkeit”, or “solitude in the forest”; for others it began as the result of registering for a poorly advertised 10 miler only to find out upon arrival that it...

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How to Be an Ultra Runner
Mar31

How to Be an Ultra Runner

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In The End, It’s All About The Results
Feb12

In The End, It’s All About The Results

By Emir Dedic For many, running will always be just that – running. For health, for personal enjoyment, for fun. However, in our crazy money driven society, running will also always be about the results. It starts at an early age with track and x-country meets. It keeps on through high school and college and beyond. In those early days, there is no money involved, but there is that yearning for the result, for the need to be first,...

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The Golden Ticket
Feb07

The Golden Ticket

by Zac Marion As I pulled up to the Soldier Hollow Lodge, I was not looking forward to sitting through a lottery drawing for the next couple hours…especially for a race where I didn’t even have a ticket in the proverbial hat. It’s not that I didn’t respect the course for the challenging, beautiful and legendary race that it is, but personally I just didn’t have any desire to run the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run. Everyone else...

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Foot Taping
Jan02

Foot Taping

A lot of people wonder about the best blister treatment/prevention techniques. It’s a common discussion I hear between newer and veteran runners alike. I have found that prevention is the best defense. During the course of helping a friend solve her severe blister problems for even short trail runs, we discovered pre- taping. It’s been pretty revolutionary for me and has become a staple pre-race ritual; I hope this helps some of you...

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Yoga for Runners: A Hot Look at Yoga
Sep17

Yoga for Runners: A Hot Look at Yoga

After several years of competing in endurance sports, I found myself dealing with regular overuse injuries that often sidelined me from training. Those injuries included lower back problems, inflammation, patella tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and issues with the IT band. With every one of those injury episodes, I suffered a bit of depression because it was not my choice to take the time off and it seemed every injury was poorly timed...

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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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