Trail Running

what to do if you see a coyote while running

What To Do If You See A Coyote While Running?

Coyotes, especially for those in suburban and exurban areas, are an increasing presence that recreationalists need to take into account. Having had a serious mountain lion encounter recently, I can attest to the fact that big dogs and cats can engage in predation behavior more often than we would like […]

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Do GPS Watches Work In The Woods?

If you were thinking about getting a GPS watch to take hiking or help with your trail running, I’d highly recommend looking into it.  Software updates are coming out yearly and the advancement of these watches is only going to improve as time rolls on. So, do GPS watches work […]

cross country vs trail running differences

Cross Country vs Trail Running: What’s the Difference?

The Popularity of trail running has increased dramatically over recent years. Racers participate in events that involve a mixture of endurance, technical skills, and types of terrain. The rise in participates and racing events makes many wonder if this popularity is just a reboot of the age old event, cross […]

best trail running documentaries

33 Must Watch Documentaries For Trail Runners

We’ve compiled our favorite trail running documentaries all in one place. They are all free and can be viewed right now via Youtube or Vimeo below. These are perfect for when you are sick or injured or just need a bit of extra motivation to keep up those miles week […]

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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 […]

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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

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

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? […]