Every year I discover a few products for running and for the outdoors that I genuinely like, and this annual gift guide is my chance to recommend things to buy for yourself or for another runner/adventurer in your life. I hope you enjoy this eclectic list of stuff. For full disclosure, I admit I’m also doing this gift […]
The story of my client Jami Sutter shows how careful, steady training and mental determination can lead to a highly respectable mid-pack finish in a grueling stage race. Jami answers questions about the highs, the lows and the lessons learned.
Fish-outta-water is how I felt while boarding a bus at the San Antonio airport to drive two hours with dozens of military men and women, all of us headed to a trail-running camp at a remote Christian-oriented, no-frills outdoorsy outpost called Camp Eagle. Team Red White & Blue, a nonprofit devoted to improving the lives of […]
I began to think I was in a time machine in which I aged a year with each mile, and the miles mirrored my imaginary age, so as we approached 70 I was morphing into an arthritic septuagenarian who needed to nap a lot.
This Oct. 9 – 12 I’ll be in Rocksprings, Texas, with Liza Howard and several other top-level trail runners for the Team RW&B Trail Running Camp. Find out what it’s all about and consider joining us.
Living near Telluride during July humbled and inspired me. Here are some memories from Hardrock, Kendall Mountain and more.
Could I go for 24 hours without stopping (except to change clothes, eat and go to the bathroom)? How would I do as an ultrarunner when the variables of terrain and elevation are taken away and it’s just about running?
The Ultra Mindset by Travis Macy helps us transfer and apply the positive traits and feelings we gain while running to all aspects of life, to help in areas that really matter, like relationships, parenting and work.
I decided, while racing a 13.5-miler on Mount Diablo, that I love the mix of hill climbing, fast descents and steady running on the rollers that a course like this offers. It’s a reminder that longer isn’t always better. Every distance presents its own challenges.
If you approach a hard ultra ambivalent and less than prepared as I did, thinking, “Whatever, I’ll wing it!” then you’re setting yourself up for a painful race and a high likelihood of quitting. And that’s not fun, no matter how good the hot shower and beer feel post-DNF.