Author: Madeline Hirschfeld

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Why do Trail Runners Wear Long Socks?

When you show up to a trail race, it is not hard to miss the large number of runners wearing long socks. As a new runner, it easy to feel like you are missing out on the trend or a secret in the community. Even though many swear by the […]

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Should Dogs Wear Boots While Hiking?

Constantly our social media feeds are filled with picturesque photos of friends, families, and influencers taking on the trails with their dogs. One aspect viewers will quickly notice are the little booties that dogs have been wearing more and more these days. Dog booties can protect paw pads from blistering […]

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Do Trail Running Shoes Need to be Waterproof?

Trail running involves various terrain, elevation, and weather. At some point during trail runs, participants will experience rain, river crossings, and muddy trails. Not only can this affect runners’ mental or emotional state, but it can have physical effects like the feet being constantly wet. Many times, wet feet lead […]

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Garmin Forerunner 735xt Review for Trail Runners

Besides a good pair of shoes, there is essential gear that can aid runners, improve performance, and assist in an overall positive experience. Watches are a common piece of gear for trail running; furthermore, not only do they track time, but certain ones can provide navigational features. While trail running, […]

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How Long Does it Take to Run 200 Miles? Trail Running FAQs

After completing my first couple 100-mile races last year, I started wondering, “What is next?” Some people focus on qualifying races that will get them into notorious races like Western States or Hardrock 100. My mind took a different route, and I ultimately signed up for the 2020 Bigfoot 200-mile […]

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Can You Live Full Time in a Truck Camper?

After having our son, we decided now was the best time to quit our jobs and travel full time. After many discussions and looking at the logistics of living on the road, we finally made the big step of purchasing a 1996 F350 and a Palomino pop-up truck camper. We […]

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How Many Lumens do I Need for Trail Running?

Trail running at night or early in the mornings is sometimes necessary to get in a training run. Usually trail runners head out into the darkness due to their busy schedule, it offers cooler temperatures, shorter days, or they signed up for a race that involves running in pitch black. […]