On a forest path in the early morning, sun filters through tall trees casting beams of light through the mist. The air is still. Fallen leaves soften the trail, the dirt still damp…

Weathering the Run // REI Uncommon Path

Marathon Monday four years ago, I sat in a yellow school bus looking out a foggy window. Runners in bright rain gear lined up to board for the hour-long ride to the start…

Scott Jurek is Attempting an FKT on the AT, Again // Outside

Scott Jurek is going for the Appalachian Trail speed record—again. In 2015, Jurek broke Jennifer Pharr Davis’s northbound record by 3 hours and 13 minutes. But his time of 46 days, 8 hours,…

Running the Isle // Patagonia The Cleanest Line

From a distance, Isle Royale looks foreboding to travelers. Boreal forest juts up from dark volcanic lakeshore cliffs—the rock near-vertical and the taiga as thick as the morning fog. Also known by its…

The Long Run // Outside

After losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, one writer reflects on her relationship with grief and running—and the connections between the two Read the essay online at Outside.  As my sisters and I…

Virtual Races Keep Runners Going // REI Co-op Journal

In-person events may be postponed for now, but runners are staying motivated and finding community online. Last fall, Deena Kastor watched the weather as she prepared to tackle one of her most difficult…

Olympian Alexi Pappas on Running and Writing Her Greek Heritage // Marriott Traveler

Sitting in the Panathenaic Stadium on a recent trip to Athens, Greece, Olympian Alexi Pappas imagined previous generations of people who, since 1896, have sat in the same seats watching the final moments…

There’s No Running in Forest Bathing // REI Co-op Journal

The guard shuffled toward me. No running, no running, he whisper-shouted, waving an orange baton in my direction. Clad in a navy-blue suit with a crisp white shirt, his face wore a genuine look of…

Celebrating the Ultra Running Ancients // Trail Runner Magazine

The race through the Sacred Valley celebrates Peru’s history of running. For Traill Runner Magazine, July 2018 When Claudio Castillo started to plan a running event in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas…

The First Woman to Run Boston Trained on the Trails // Trail Runner Magazine

Running in the woods behind her parents house as a child, Bobbi Gibb felt free—like Athena or Aphrodite. She ran on equestrian trails, climbed rocks and trees. She experienced the miraculousness of nature…

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