Friday Inspiration, Vol. 104

This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking using Google Chat transcripts from 2007. (video) Brody Leven and I will be co-hosting this trail running trip on the Haute Route next September with Run The Alps. You ...

The Long Run Home

Long journeys usually end back home. But when Colorado native Rickey Gates arrived in his hometown of Aspen last May, he still had one third—about 1,100 miles—of his journey to go. Gates was traveling across ...

Black Diamond: Rhythm

Sure, Joe Grant is known as “the runner guy”, but the folks who know him best know that he’s more than a runner. Whether it’s outlandish canyon running trips to Mexico, suffering up all of Colorado's 14’ers in ...

How to Succeed at UTMB

If you thought the qualifying procedure for the Boston Marathon was complicated, check out Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the iconic mountain-ultra-trail race whose 2018 lottery opens next month. More than 17,000 ...

So Long, Meb!

On Sunday, November 5, Mebrahtom “Meb” Keflezighi will conclude his career by running the New York City Marathon for the eleventh time. Even for a man who has built his reputation on staggering feats of ...

Outdoor Hazards: The Bonk

Fall marathon season is upon us. Here are some pointers to maximize your nutrition strategy and avoid the dreaded ‘bonk.’ Pedaling 75 miles into my first century bike ride, my legs started to turn to cement. ...

Fall Trail Favorites

Warm weather and longer days make summer a favorite time to run for most people, but I love fall running. Fall colors bring out the best of mother nature in my opinion. I love fall because the days still heat ...

An Ode to Fall Running

I’ve always been a sucker for the promise of summer. It’s a promise that, of course, will feel unfulfilled by the time Labor Day comes around. Hence, there’s always a hint of late-season melancholy. I’m not ...