Optic Nerve Variant ...

Spoiler Alert! These are the best sunglasses we have ever reviewed on trailandultrarunning.com. At Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show we made our annual pilgrimage to the Optic Nerve booth to see what special new treats they’d have in store … Read the...

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...

Trail and Ultra Runn...

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...

Feetures Elite Ultra...

There are two types of runners in this world; those who care dearly about the socks they wear and those who don’t. We at TAUR are definitely part of the “people who care about the socks they wear” crew. We … Read the...

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

Zion Double Crossing...

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 … 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

The Art of Going Sol...

I don’t lack for running partners. As one of the lead members of the TAUR organization I’m pretty recognizable on the trails. My circle of running friends and acquaintances has grown to a number greater than I can count. And … Read the...

Hal Koerner’s Field ...

Always smiling “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...

New Balance 980 Trai...

New Balances new mid and outsole technology – Fresh Foam – has now been applied to their new trail shoe, the 980 Trail. The stable, yet comfortable midsole is meant to hold up in the toughest of conditions and provide … Read the...