Trail Running

vegan diet good for runners

8 Vegan Runners and How They Get Enough Protein

Many athletes in the ultra running community have opted for the plant-based lifestyle. Even elite runners have tested the waters of veganism and benefited tremendously. They have even gone so far as to credit their diet to their success. So, is a vegan diet good for runners? A vegan diet […]

failure and ultramarathons

Avoid These 5 Common Ultramarathon Mistakes

  When running a distance over 26.2 miles, anything can go wrong. Ultras appeal to runners because ultimately they will push people to their physical and mental limits. Parts of the race can go sideways, and the ability to problem solve is a necessary tool to have. Whether adjustments can […]

trail vs road running speed

Is Trail Running Harder Than Road Running?

For road runners thinking about trying their hand at trail running, they might be hesitant. These days, when we hear about trail running we tend to hear about runners in the ultra running community – elite runners like Jim Walmsley or Courtney Dauwalter. Furthermore, road runners tend to hear about […]

Bigfoot 200 Training and Racing – 16 Lessons Learned

This is a report on my own Bigfoot 200 training and racing experience. The important lessons learned and how I plan to tackle this beast of a race again in the future. The Bigfoot 200 is a point-to-point trail running race through the cascade mountains of southern Washington. I trained […]

What Is A Rock Plate In Trail Running Shoes?

When you are shopping for trail running shoes, whether at a store or online, the first thing you look for is the color, style and price. After that, you would consider the tread and fit. These were the first things that I used to consider until I realized there is […]

Are Trail Running Shoes Good For Snow?

If you are a trail runner like me then you know the struggle is real when it comes to winter time and hitting your mileage goals. Snow and ice shouldn’t keep you from reaching your running goals! Which leads us to the question… Are trail running shoes good for snow? […]

How Long Does A 100 Mile Run Take?

My first 100 mile run took me about 25 hours to complete. The second one took 34 hours to complete! Both were done completely on trails in the mountains of Oregon. The main difference between the two being just how mountainous the courses were. So, how long does a 100 […]

What is a Good Trail Running Pace?

A lot of trail runners transition from a road running background. If you are used to strict pacing for your road races and training then adjusting to the variability of trail running is going to take some work. It’s definitely a bit of a mental hurdle to start running trails […]