Finding your way in the Dark
Dec15

Finding your way in the Dark

During the winter, many of us are hampered by the dwindling daylight, which bookend our normal work hours. This requires us to do much of our running in the absence of sunlight, and often at the coldest parts of the day. And perhaps, you are better then I am, but I struggle to consistently train during these periods. Over the years, I have found a few strategies effective and ineffective. If these echo your experiences, I am glad I am...

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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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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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TAUR Around the Globe – 7/28 – 8/3
Aug04

TAUR Around the Globe – 7/28 – 8/3

BAM! Back again with the greatest weekly post on the interweb. Your pics, from the desert to the mountain tops.           I accidentally came to the end and started posting photos from last year. It’s just that easy to get caught up in all the awesomeness. You people are truly inspiring.  

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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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King of the Castle – Idaho Mountain Festival
Jul24

King of the Castle – Idaho Mountain Festival

The Idaho Mountain Festival, brought to you by Asana, is a 4-day rock climbing and trail running event that has little to do with competition and more about the celebration and gathering of these great outdoor sports. Castle Rock and City of Rocks are home to some of the best granite domes for sport climbing, traditional climbing, and bouldering. The trail systems through both parks make for great hiking, trail running, and mountain...

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