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Running Happy and Building Character

Running Happy and Building Character

Everyone at the AS was also a bit baffled, then the razzing started. “Is this your first time on this course?” “How could we make the turn more obvious?” I looked at the turn, which had multiple pink ribbons along with a garbage can. This was a turn that I had missed multiple times in past training runs and yet again?!

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Mark Tanaka Crushes PR at Quicksilver 100

I cut almost 2 hours from last year's race, placing 5th overall. I passed at least 10 people between mile 24 (at the start of a long 2400 foot ascent) and the finish line, including the 2 elite front-runner women and a bunch of fast young guys, some 10 to 20 or more years younger than I.

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La Sportiva's New Fast Hikers with Gore Surround Technology

The La Sportiva Fast Hiking collection is our newest and most technologically advanced hiking shoe in years. It was conceived out of the desire to create the most versatile footwear for day hikers, fast and light backpackers and anyone who wants lightweight, waterproof breathable protection for their outdoor adventures.

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Lessons Learned: Georgia Death Race 68-mile Trail Run 2015 - 03/26/2015

I cursed a lot. I almost started crying.

By the time I was back up to the highway crossing, I was frantic. I found the small trail heading down into the wooded abyss on the other side of the highway (you could see flagging about 100-feet downhill in a headlamp beam once you were on the opposite side of the road). Running angrily downhill through every bit of pain, I was nearly hyperventilating. More...

Ventana (single) Cone Adventure - 02/18/2015

After carefully analyzing topographic maps and satellite imagery I saw potential for an aesthetic route from the depths of the Carmel River Canyon directly to Ventana (single) Cone, arguably the most remote major summit in the Ventana Wilderness. Only an average of one party a year visits Ventana Cone and all appear to access via the 2 mile bushwhack from Pine Ridge. More...

USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships 2014 - 10/27/2014

A runner on my heels yelled to me to get up which is always good advice as it usually starts hurting if you don't get up and run right away. I bounced up and ran the rest of the way in a little fatigued and scraped up but no worse for wear. More...

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Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Some of the Mountain cup races, like 7 Sisters, are so gnarly technical that even when OCR events send you straight up the side of a mountain I’m ready.  Now when you’ve got to lug a sandbags half a mile on top of that mountain...that’s a different challenge.

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Laura Haefeli

Laura Haefeli

La Sportiva and Honey Stinger athlete, Laura Haefeli has won 7 Mountain and Trail National Championship titles, made 5 World Mt. Running Teams, been named Mt. Runner of the Year 5 times, and was the first U.S. Woman ever to win a medal at a World Mt. Running Championship. She also married into a beekeeping family.  Here is what she has to say about beekeeping and trail running.

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Mountain Cup 2015 Race 6!!


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