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
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 rest
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 rest
And just like that, it’s the holiday season. Can you believe it’s back already? Whether you’re an avid runner or you’re looking to buy your favorite runner the perfect gift, we’ve got a quick list of great things to snag … Read the rest
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
“Just as a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, your ultra race begins with solid training.” – Hal Koerner
Even if you’ve been around ultrarunning for a very short time, you have certainly heard … Read the rest
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 rest
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 rest
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 rest