How To Run 100 Miles

Just over a year ago today, I signed up for my first 100-mile ultramarathon with a guy I’ve been friends with for 18 years, my old pal Jayson Sime. If things went well, we would, in the span of exactly two ...

Leadville Race Series

The best races in the world tend to share some of the same qualities – great courses, memorable experiences, and personal challenges. We seek these experiences out in the hopes of finding the self-satisfaction ...

Snake River 13.1

Kick off race season with this local half marathon on March 3, 2018 If you’ve worked hard all winter to stay in running shape, and you’re looking to start your season of road races, look no farther than the ...

My Body Is Not an Obstacle

I was in the second stage of the TransRockies Run, heading up to Hope Pass on the Sheep Gulch Trail, when I heard faraway rumbles of thunder. I should say “we”—I was with the sweeps, whose job was to stay with ...

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 ...