No Shortcuts Nov24

No Shortcuts

Repulsive. I run this trail at least once a week and it ticks me off every time. There it is…a shortcut. A shortcut on a trail! I have never taken the shortcut. Why would I? Why would anyone? Oh look, … Read the rest

Winning Sucks

Well…it happened. I won a race. I entered a local 5k for fun on a business trip and won the damn thing. Yep, arms up and people cheering as I crossed the line – the moment was mine. Awful. I … Read the...

TAUR Around the Glob...

A few remarkable things happened this week. These photos will tell you what. You people are incredible. 1. Iain Edward Smuts‎ photo, Sierra Nevada (Spain) mountains 2. Keri Parker photo, on a journey to greatness!   3. Valerie Hewitt photo, … Read the...

up again.

the alarm went off. I quickly muted it and put my ear to the window. rain. I opened my weather app on the phone, to make sure this wasn’t part of a dream. yes, it was raining. I went back … Read the...

Colorado 14ers: Adve...

Colorado. I love this place. In 2008,  I was fortunate to move here and bring my love of endurance sports with me. Life is different in Colorado. Who you are is what you do. Climber? Skier? Mountain biker? Ultrarunner? It’s … Read the...

Bighorn 100 Pre-Race...

This morning I awoke before my 4:50am alarm. I drowsily stumbled around, threw on my favorite soft running clothes, tracked down a handheld and a pair of shoes and tossed them in the car. Scoping out the wildcat ridge It … Read the...

Bryce 100 Pre Race R...

This weekend I will be toeing the line for the Bryce 100. Keeping with my 100 mile rituals, I’m typing this while enjoying a beverage at the town’s only coffee shop. I spend a couple days before the race camping … Read the...

Open Letter: Why A C...

Editors Note: TrailandUltraRunning.com shares the passion and commitment to the many people and companies that foster innovation and originality, supporting us in our adventures. This letter from UltrAspire founder Bryce Thatcher, expresses his thoughts. Recently, while traveling, I found...

Tips for Having a No...

My fiance, John, and I have been together for 6.5+ years. For most of those years, he has been a non-runner. Last year, we did run the Philadelphia Marathon together, but before that – and since – he has not … Read the...

To Flirt with Dirt &...

By Professor on the Run Full disclosure – I am no ultra-runner. I have yet to run an ultra-marathon (or normal marathon) and don’t know if I ever will. But, trail-running in general is taking over my life. It dominates … Read the...