All Posts by Gina Lucrezi

I spend a lot of time doing many things, like pecking away on a keyboard, listening to Taylor Swift, trying to get cuddles from my independent pup and boyfriend and lifting heavy things at the gym. But two issues that stand paramount are: 1) dwelling on my insecurities and 2) re-inflating my confidence and ego. […]

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I love trail running. It is simple yet powerful, uniting and fulfilling, replete with never-ending challenge and endless beauty to discover. But there is also, as with any sport, pressure and expectation. In this age of social media, our “shared stories” often result in comparing one athlete/experience/human to another, with mounting pressure to perform on […]

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Last night at 12:00am we closed the Trail Run Adventure submission site presented by Trail Sisters, Under Armour and CamelBak. We received a whooping 271 applications! Since this was our first time offering an adventure grant, we had no idea what to expect, or how many women would participate.  We are extremely excited for the […]

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Today is a special day for us, as it is officially Trail Sisters 2 year anniversary! The online journal has made leaps and bounds in bringing you various types of content and from over 100 different contributors. Last summer we did a 7 month road tour that included 30 retail visits to hear your thoughts […]

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Trail Run Adventure Grant: Presented by Trail Sisters, Under Armour and CamelBak Opportunity and acceptance have always been an uphill battle for women in outdoor sports. Without opportunity, there is limited participation, and without participation, there is limited information and encouragement.  Ironically, to grow participation, which would result in more opportunity…we need to produce more […]

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It’s winter, and cold weather is in full affect. A run outside means long tights, a jacket, gloves and a beanie. Once you get rolling, the body warms up and the sweat beads start to roll. Your tights, sports bra, and shirt are soaked, and at first you don’t mind. But then your run ends, […]

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In 2017 my partner Justin and I decided to pack our apartment into a storage unit, and instead, reside in a Ram ProMaster van with the intent to tour the USA. Part of this trip was for sheer pleasure and exploration, while the other half was to listen and speak with women who are interested […]

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Have any of you used a GPS device? If so, is there one you can recommend (and why that one)?   Ashley: I really like GARMIN (I wear the Forerunner230) because they have the best, most accurate satellites … and I like to count my steps. (But, be warned: This can lead to obsession ;)). Newer models also monitor heart rate […]

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Today’s article is not focused on trail running. Today’s article is for women being sexually harassed. As a woman, a community member, and a victim of sexual harassment, I want to inspire women to share their voices and become advocates for change.  Within the past few months, sexual harassment has been a main stream issue. […]

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A few weeks ago I received an Ask The Trail Sisters submission regarding: how do I correctly fit my hydration vest? This is a very good question, but one that is hard to answer. As I began to construct a response back, it occurred to me that I should create an informative and educational resource […]

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I met Darcy Piceu 4 years ago, shortly after I moved to Boulder, Colorado, but had heard of her long before. She was one of the top ultra trail runners in the sport, making the podium (usually in 1st) each time she toed the line. A few highlights: Darcy has raced the Hardrock 100 Endurance […]

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by Michele Yates FOR GREAT IS NOT MEASURED BY HOW LARGE OR HOW MUCH, OR BY TROPHIES OR MONEY, OR STARDOM OR SUCH, BUT THE GREATEST OF THINGS ARE BY WHOLE OR IN PART, MEASURED BY HOW THEY AFFECT EACH …

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Feature photo: Howie Stern “Help yourself to anything, it’s going to be a long night!” This kind invite came from a woman with perfectly braided long brown hair, bundled in a blue puffy, flipping bacon at a grill under the aid station tent. The Bigfoot 120 had started a few hours ago, and it was […]

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A few years ago, I accomplished something that was never a feat I had imagined as a child, teenager, or even in my early twenties. It wasn’t something I dreamed about doing or that I even believed I was capable of. In the spring of 2015, after my husband finished his first marathon, I concluded […]

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Community Inspiration

  Celebrating one and another when we achieve our goals or amazing accomplishments is something we need to do more of. If we want MORE for women in the outdoor arena (in every way), we have to show how much of a force of nature we are, and keep boosting each other up! Thus, Trail […]

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The website is up and running but is currently undergoing many upgrades. Please excuse our mess while we continue working. Articles and the shop are up, all other pages will return (improved) soon! Thanks for your support and patience. -Gina

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I met Clare in 2015 at a small race outside of Montrose, Colorado. We were toeing the line at the Cimarron 50k, a rolling dirt road out and back race that offered $1k as the 1st place prize. Pretty enticing for anyone who has “road wheels” in their running history. Though it was over two...

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As a big believer in actions over words, I decided that an online journal wasn’t enough to help spread the inspiration and education about women’s trail running. It’s a great start, and something more than there was before, but I knew I could do more…     New (and fantastic) running-focused website Motiv Running ,...

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By Lucas Onan Every part of it was so surreal to me. I’ve spent a good amount of time in the Tetons before so they hold a special place for me. I was pretty giddy the whole time. I might …

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By Lucas Onan Every part of it was so surreal to me. I’ve spent a good amount of time in the Tetons so they hold a special place for me. I was pretty giddy the whole time.  I was having …

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By Krista Alderdice Do you have a moment in life that has changed the course of your path? An injury, illness, or something so profound that it has impacted you both negatively and positively? I do… I remember my day like it was yesterday. March 8th, 2015 will forever been etched in my mind. It...

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UDer Clare Gallager is about to toe the line at this weekend’s Western States Endurance Run. This will be Clare’s second hundo to date, as her first was a 1st place finish at the 2016 Leadville Trail 100. Before the …

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UDer Clare Gallager is about to toe the line at this weekend’s Western States Endurance Run. This will be Clare’s second hundo to date, as her first was a 1st place finish at the 2016 Leadville Trail 100. Before the …

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By Justin Simoni I’m just going to start out by saying it: I hate birthday challenges. Although, each year I get myself ramped up to try to do another one, they usually blow up in my face. My greatest-worst birthday …

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By Justin Simoni I’m just going to start out by saying it: I hate birthday challenges. Although, each year I get myself ramped up to try to do another one, they usually blow up in my face. My greatest-worst birthday …

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Written by the Crazy Mother Runners: Marnie, Carsen, and Sherry. The sunrise from the top of Lewis Peak glows soft pinks and purples. The crisp wind cools our foreheads as we enjoy the little reward after climbing the last 5 …

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Written by the Crazy Mother Runners: Marnie, Carsen, and Sherry. The sunrise from the top of Lewis Peak glows soft pinks and purples. The crisp wind cools our foreheads as we enjoy the little reward after climbing the last 5 …

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by: Eric Carter 2017 Wrap-Up   Looking back in my training diary, it is interesting remembering some of my early-season training sessions and realizing that they feel like they were so long ago. We were incredibly lucky this season to …

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by: Eric Carter Looking back in my training diary, it is interesting remembering some of my early-season training sessions and realizing that they feel like they were so long ago. We were incredibly lucky this season to have snowfall in …

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by Travis Macy It dawned on me a couple of years ago that although I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of the world, I really haven’t spent enough time exploring and racing in my home state of Colorado.  …

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Miles and Miles of AMAZING SINGLE-TRACK TRAILS Ultimate Direction Dirty 30 Imagine yourself running on single-track trails through aspen groves, lush green meadows, and thick pine forests. After navigating up steep rocky ridges your reward is a majestic view of …

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by Brandon Yonke As the new year approached, I knew I wanted to start the year up in thin air. I had freshly acquired a zero degree sleeping bag that needed to be  broken in; my urge to be in …

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Aire Libre’s second great adventure, chronologically named AL-02: Sierra Norte de Oaxaca, took place in the heart of the Sierra Norte (North Sierra) in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The Sierra is also home to the Pueblos Mancomunados (Commonwealth of …

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“I’ve scouted the whole route except for the North side of La Plata, but that should be easy enough since it is all trail” Some 40+ hours later as I was enjoying a midnight walk along the banks of Lake …

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When June rolled around I was excited for my summer gig, a job that had me road tripping around the Western US with the #yourlead van for three months. I was going to run all the trails + pile on …

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by: Chantal Warriner 18 Women from Ontario, Canada with One Goal 901.5 km / 563 Miles (with detours at time of relay) The Bruce Trail was built in the year 1960 and is known as Canada’s oldest trail. It also …

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Remote on Vancouver Island hides one of Canada’s most incredible treasures.   For decades, people from around the world have come to hike the rugged and challenging West Coast Trail, one of 3 parts of the Pacific Rim National Parks System, …

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3:00am is a pretty early time to wake up for any sort of activity, but today was the Golden Gate Dirty 30! 2016 would be my second running of this race. My first was last year which was also my …

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When I arrived to Leadville, I stopped to grab a late-afternoon cup of coffee from City on a Hill, partly for the roasted goodness, but more to bother the locals for beta on the proximate 14ers. Mt. Elbert, Leadville’s backyard …

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When I was in first grade my family moved to a home next to a greenbelt with a lush canyon and “The Creek” at the bottom. This perennial stream with a small salmon run was the source of my first adventures …

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Who are the silent badass athletes in the outdoor arena? Ultimate Direction Ambassador Jared Campbell comes to mind. Most outdoor enthusiasts have never heard of Jared (unless they have watched the new Barkley Marathons documentary on Netflix!) So, who is …

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