Winning Sucks
Aug14

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 know…why so glum chum? Turn that frown upside down. The problem with winning is the winner usually looks for reasons why they won. Well…the local high school track team didn’t show, there was a bigger race across town, the fast runners must have...

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TAUR Around the Globe – 8/4 – 8/10
Aug11

TAUR Around the Globe – 8/4 – 8/10

A few remarkable things happened this week. These photos will tell you what. You people are incredible.      

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up again.
Jul31

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 to sleep, curling up to my husband. my original plans of Pfiefferhorn to White Baldy would have to wait. I wasn’t going to do that solo in the dark and rain. 40 minutes passed. I woke with a jolt, whispered to my husband I’d be...

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Colorado 14ers: Adventure Ultrarunning
Jun25

Colorado 14ers: Adventure Ultrarunning

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 not about what you have…it’s what you do. How do you live your life? What do you do with your precious time? I don’t take it for granted when I stop on the trail to let a deer, bear, or moose walk by. I just...

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Bighorn 100 Pre-Race Photo Reflections
Jun18

Bighorn 100 Pre-Race Photo Reflections

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 is fitting that my last taper run is where it all started: on Wire – a short, steep mountain climb overlooking Salt Lake City. I turned on my Wire playlist as I drove, realizing I was a few minutes behind. Yes,...

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Bryce 100 Pre Race Report
Jun12

Bryce 100 Pre Race Report

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 out with my pacer mentally preparing for what’s about to take place. Convincing my body that it’s OK to run 100 miles and getting myself right mentally are just as important as the months of physical preparation that...

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Open Letter: Why A Commitment to Specialty RUN, BIKE and OUTDOOR Distribution?
May28

Open Letter: Why A Commitment to Specialty RUN, BIKE and OUTDOOR Distribution?

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 myself with extra time to visit some local specialty outdoor, run, and bike shops. Such visits are great for checking out color trends, new...

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Tips for Having a Non-Runner Partner
May06

Tips for Having a Non-Runner Partner

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 run. I’ve been lucky enough that he’s come to many of my races, including crewing me in my 100 miler finish in 2012. With all of this said, there are some issues that arise when you run marathons and...

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