Marriage, like trail running, is an adventure full of risks and rewards. Surely there’s a connection between my long marriage and running, but what is it?Continue Reading
Five-time Western States 100 Endurance Run champ Tim Twietmeyer recalls a crazy time on the trail back in 1995—"the year of fire and ice at Western States."Continue Reading
Hal Koerner, the two-time Western States Endurance Run champion, sat down in his Ashland, Oregon, running store to talk with me before he takes off for Squaw Valley, where the 100-mile race starts Saturday morning. He opened up about his hopes and plans for the race this weekend, his pain at last year's Western States, and the experience of being at the center of a film that documents his low point last year.Continue Reading
The other day I went for a run by myself and violated all my rules regarding safety. The experience prompted me to share these safety reminders, which can be wise for travel and hiking as well as for running. A lot of the tips and gear seem like common sense. But I'm proof that it's easy to get lazy and ignore the precautions.Continue Reading
The Buenos Aires Marathon and Half Marathon will be held October 9, 2011. I loved running this race two years ago and highly recommend it as a destination marathon. Here's the story of how those 26 miles helped me feel like a "porteña," a person who calls Buenos Aires home.Continue Reading
Now in its 30th year, the Skyline 50K in the Oakland Hills is one of the oldest continuously run 50Ks in the country, always held the first Sunday in August. It exudes an old-school ultrarunning spirit and tradition carried on by dozens of longtime Bay Area trail runners who come together in their version of a summertime block party.Continue Reading
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