- Hydrogels: Hype or Hydration?
- Laura Chancellor’s 100-Mile Journey
- Pioneer Spirit 50
- So Much More Than Racing
- Hydration Packs for Every Body
- The Birth of the JFK 50
- A Single-Track Gem: The Ruby Crest Trail
Like several runners in the trail running community, I decided that this was the perfect time to go after an FKT. I settled on the Shawnee State Forest Backpack Loop, a 38-mile trail loop in southern Ohio that has over 8,000 ft of vert – enough elevation that Shawnee State Forest is known as Ohio’s “Little Smokies.”
It’s not often that you find a dehydrated and perhaps, still hallucinating ultrarunner who just spent a full day running 100 miles rushing off to clean up in order to get back to the finish line and cheer on other racers. Arguably even less frequently, do you find the outright winner of a 100-miler hustling to get his camera to snap shots of runners coming through the final chute of glory as the “golden hour” of the race approaches.
Ultrarunner Jared Campbell started the Running Up for Air timed event at Grandeur Peak (Outside of Salt Lake City) to raise awareness and money to fight air pollution in his hometown region. He saw and felt the effects of the winter inversion layer firsthand on daily training runs up Grandeur Peak.
This spring, there are two new models from the Merrell Test Lab, the MTL Long Sky and MTL Skyfire. These new offerings have somewhat similar function – moving fast and securely in mountain terrain – but there are enough differences between the two models to distinguish which shoe works best for its intended purpose.