3 Essential Form Tips – From the Waist Up Apr10

3 Essential Form Tips – From the Waist Up

Bring up FORM in a discussion with other runners and nearly everyone will immediately jump to the debate of heel strike versus midfoot strike. The more intelligent discussions might start to involve the hips and landing on a bent knee. … Read the rest

Avoiding Burnout – Next Season Starts Now Jan05

Avoiding Burnout – Next Season Starts Now

For many runners the winter months are figuratively and literally dark months. We often struggle to accept this reality of voluntary or involuntary rest during this time. If you, like me, struggle with this interruption in your regular running routine, … Read the rest

Go Stronger and Longer with The Hurt Artist Dec26

Go Stronger and Long...

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a lot of amazing athletes as an ultra runner. I met Shane Niemeyer when I volunteered to carry water for some elite triathletes in Boulder. My job was to carry waters and gels on … Read the...

Finding your way in the Dark Dec15

Finding your way in ...

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 … Read the...

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 … Read the rest

Women’s Guide to Saf...

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 … Read the...

Nathan Hydration Fir...

Miles run (so far) – 1,248 Last and definitely “least” – in terms of size and weight – from Nathan is the minimal Firecatcher race vest. In a sport that had taken a turn toward carrying plenty of gadgets and … 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...

Nathan Hydration Vap...

Miles used (so far) – 617 miles Next on the list for our Nathan Hydration series review is the VaporCloud/VaporShadow race vests. The VaporCloud and VaporShadow are identical in features with exception of the VaporShadow being designed specifically … 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...