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Summer is here, maybe? I’m writing this review from Summit County, Colorado...where we got inches of snow each day in the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, so I’m not quite convinced summer is here but I am fully prepared to pretend until it shows up!

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Community Gear Apparel

Let’s talk about running shorts! They are a solid go-to for every runner out there, so let’s discuss how to find the best option for you and what you’re doing on the trails. When it comes to running shorts we need them to do two things — keeping your tush covered and keeping your thighs ... Read moreSpring 2019 Shorts Review

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Gear Apparel Editors' Pick

Long sleeve tops have three primary purposes when you’re out running — warmth, protection, and color. Okay, so color might be a personal opinion. Maybe we should say they’re also great nose wipers on the days we don’t have a buff or gloves? Regardless, we can all agree that long sleeve tops are great for ... Read moreSpring 2019 Long Sleeve Tops

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Gear Apparel Editors' Pick

Capris or cropped tights are a great option when you can’t quite decide between full tights and shorts. Much like the running vest, you get a bit of protection while also being able to soak up the sunshine while you’re on the trail. When it comes to picking out your next pair of capris, there ... Read moreSpring 2019 Capris Review

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Gear Apparel Editors' Pick

Let’s chat about vests…insulated adventure vests. Personally I find vests to be an essential for trail running because they’re so versatile. When you’re out exploring the trails you need to keep your core warm, but don’t necessarily need your whole upper body to stay toasty. This is where vests come into play — they’ll keep ... Read moreInsulated Vest Review

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Our thighs and tush are often the first to get cold in the winter weather, so let’s chat about insulated adventure skirts and how they can help keep us warm on any trail-venture. There’s no denying the fact I absolutely love running skirts and I had high hopes for insulated skirts. Some were a huge ... Read moreInsulated Adventure Skirts

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Gear Apparel Editors' Pick

Friends are great for happy hour conversations, relationship advice + helping you move. You know, the core necessities of a solid friendship! Right?!

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Community Editors' Pick family Inspiration

It’s cold and the wind is whipping outside, but you have a training run on your schedule…what do you do? You could postpone, or you could pull on one of these pairs of toasty winter running tights and hit the trails with vengeance. We have done the latter for you with each pair of the ... Read moreWinter Tights Review

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Let me set a scene for you. Me, on my couch with my laptop, surrounded by scraps of paper with numbers jotted in what could resemble a haphazard schedule of sorts. I look like I’m being productive, but on the inside I’m feeling deflated. Rather than having a screen full of freshly typed words, my ... Read moreFinding the Motivation to Become Disciplined

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Community Inspiration

In the perfect world we’d all train on the best days and during the light of day. This isn’t a perfect world, but fortunately we have gear that helps keep us training even when the sun goes down…headlamps! To keep you running through the shorter days of winter we have reviewed the following headlamps. Keep ... Read moreLight it Up… a Headlamp Review

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Gear Accessories

When you’re out exploring the wintery trails [or even the chilly spring and fall trails] you’ll want to keep your hands warm and dry. Tucking your fingers up into your jacket sleeves does not cut it, so let’s take a look at the cold weather running gloves that are currently on the market.

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Gear Accessories

We are in the midst of a huge growth of popularity within the trail running community. New races are popping up every weekend with our regular go-to races filling up before we can even type out our credit card numbers. This is awesome — this means more people are getting outside + exploring the trails […]

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In the past I’ve talked about some of my favorite trails to run in Colorado + the Pacific Northwest…but there are more! More trails that have stolen my heart + hugged my soul. Colorado has thousands of miles of trails + sometimes these trails create a nice circular loop. These are all well known trails, […]

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Where to Run

Once we get out onto the trails we tend to have a ‘ugh, must I?’ feeling about running on the paved roads. Sure, that’s a generalization, but I feel like I can make it because I’m one of those people. I ran on paved ground rather religiously for many years. From the track in high […]

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Community Editors' Picks Fitness How to

The trail running + ultra running scene is growing at an exponential rate. There are hundreds of trail +/or ultra races to choose from each year, meaning you have more choices than ever before. We’ve already chatted about what to consider in your own personal life before picking a race…but what if you have narrowed […]

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Community Editors' Picks How to Race Day Race Prep

With summer just around the corner it is time to start planning your epic trail adventures. Now that we’ve already covered all the things to consider before signing up for your summer races, let’s put a bug in your ear about all the things you can do that doesn’t include race bibs. Namely multi-day trail […]

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Adventure Editors' Picks Where to Run

It’s that time of year for an ultra trail runner — when the lotteries are being drawn + we’re all getting to know exactly where the lottery gods have put our name. Maybe you got in, maybe you didn’t. Either way, there are still more races to work into your calendar. Races are exciting + […]

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Community Mindfulness Race Prep

Let me set a scene for you. Me, on my couch with my laptop, surrounded by scraps of paper with numbers jotted in what could resemble a haphazard schedule of sorts. I look like I’m being productive, but on the inside I’m feeling deflated. Rather than having a screen full of freshly typed words, my […]

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Community How to Motivation

“I hope you know, this race time doesn’t mean anything!” These words were spat at the volunteers at the finish line of a trail race by the irate family member of a runner still out on the course. We weren’t sure how to react in the moment, but after she stomped away these angry words […]

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Community Empowerment Inspiration Race Prep

“I hope you know, this race time doesn’t mean anything!” These words were spat at the volunteers at the finish line of a trail race by the irate family member of a runner still out on the course. We weren’t sure how to react in the moment, but after she stomped away these angry words […]

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Community Empowerment Inspiration Race Prep

In case you were wondering…you’re basically an amazing human + you have some mad skills out there on the trails. You also really enjoy the time you get to spend in nature + love the tingly sense of accomplishment that comes with long hours running or hiking along dirty single track. Yes, you do…we promise! […]

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Adventure health Mindfulness Motivation recovery

When it comes to getting outside I have a plethora of “interests” that double as an excuse to acquire more gear. Trail running, backpacking, car camping, mountain + tour biking, hiking, summit chasing, snowboarding, splitboarding + rock climbing…just to name a few. It’s a safe bet that I’m not the only one with this problem, […]

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by Heidi Kumm Friends are great for happy hour conversations, relationship advice + helping you move. You know, the core necessities of a solid friendship! Right?! Well, turns out friends are also an incredible source of inspiration. Whether you’re looking for an excuse to get outside + explore or you need a little motivation to...

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