Finding a new ribbon of singletrack can make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning….
I was 50 miles into last year’s painfully flat Antelope Island 100 Miler in Utah. While I was trying to stay on Speedgoat Karl Meltzer’s sub-15 hour course record splits, my early season fitness was a little less than desirable.
Trail running has many legitimate benefits over running on roads. And although it isn’t always possible to run on dirt, it’s worth staying off busy thoroughfares.
My oldest son was born just three weeks after the 2002 Western States 100. It was…
Darkness fell as I made the final push to the thin-air summit of Colorado’s 14,100-foot Handies…
In my 20 years of running in wild places, I’ve encountered countless gorgeous, wild rivers but none of those made me younger by dipping my water filter in the cold mountain waters. I have, however, found a few strategies that have helped me continue to excel in ultramarathons and remain competitive with folks half my age.
After 19 years of racing, my wife knows that road-tripping to an ultra is just another “vacation that’s not really a vacation.” However, there are a few races that happen to fall in the summer months with venues that can be fun for the whole family.
The temperature is below freezing and it’s still dark outside. The alarm goes off and you hit snooze, pulling those warm covers ever higher. Still, your training plan calls for a run.
Fat. That tiny word has caused quite a stir as of late in the world of…
The days are short and it’s cold outside. Most trail runners are tempted to take a break and not run much in the winter months. The temptation is to curl up next to a warm fire and grab a good book, rather than get out the door to work out.