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Joe Grant writes about how climbing the same mountain three times has inspired three thought currents.

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Joe Grant writes about how climbing the same mountain three times has inspired three thought currents.

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Joe Grant writes about what humans can learn from dogs.

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Full write-up and images over at Black Diamond Experience.  

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Joe Grant humorously narrates the first-annual Lickskillet Beer Mile in Colorado.

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Joe Grant humorously narrates the first-annual Lickskillet Beer Mile in Colorado.

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Joe Grant humorously narrates the first-annual Lickskillet Beer Mile in Colorado.

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Joe Grant writes about exploring the upper end of one's physical and mental capacity through trail and ultrarunning.

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I recently got a text from Tony Krupicka referring to a photo depicting the Grand Teton covered in snow on

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The Geoff Roes Alaska Mountain Ultrarunning Camp is really something special. A blog post doesn’t even begin to do it justice, but here’s a visual account of our time there nonetheless. Come check it out for yourself next summer. You won’t regret it. In Flight Day 1: Sheep Creek Trail/Shark Lake     Day 2: Mt. […]

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Joe Grant writes about running the 2017 Hardrock 100.

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Joe Grant writes about how an understanding of the unknown can dissipate fear of it.

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Joe Grant narrates a day of Rickey Gates's transcontinental running tour.

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Joe Grant writes about the concept of dedicating 1% of his time to a meaningful cause.

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A couple of days prior to the March Equinox, I set off from the Longs Peak trailhead around mid-morning, hoping

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Joe Grant ponders the concept of gratitude during a morning run.

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Joe Grant explores the values of both staying focused sometimes and letting his mind wander in others.

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I ease up 7th street, a casual jog – no watch, no phone, no camera, just running shoes, shorts and a long sleeve shirt. I’m slightly underdressed for late December, but like the feeling of freedom, reminiscent of summer. The flatirons come into sight, jagged tips above the large mansions that line the street. The […]

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Joe Grant writes about the lessons mountains teach us.

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Joe Grant writes about a group-scrambling outing.

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Joe Grant writes of battling and overcoming negativity.

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A look at the 2016 Run Rabbit Run 100 from the sidelines.

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Joe Grant writes about using his Tour de 14ers to filter out life's distractions.

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Joe Grant reflects on the Hardrock 100 and, in particular, his 2016 race.

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Photo:Fred Marmsater On July 26th 1981, my grandfather, Robert L. Payton, ran a marathon on a cinder track in Garden City, New York. He was a great storyteller and told me this particular one many times. Initially, he had been planning to run the Chicago marathon in the fall with a couple of friends but […]

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Prior to Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji in 2014, I did a fun run for BUFF at Lake Saiko in Japan. During the run, I met Yuichi Shibui director of Mountain Martial Arts (MMA), a trail running and lifestyle brand. He was wearing a pair of print denim running shorts and I commented on how much I […]

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Joe Grant writes about why he and his mother run long distances.

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The Mt. Hiei 50k International Trail Run is a wonderful event hosted just outside of Kyoto, Japan in late spring. The 50k course is challenging with over 11,000 feet of climbing, on steep, technical trails through the dense forests of Mt. Hiei. Mt. Hiei is home to the Tendai Buddhist monks, also known as the […]

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A couple weeks back, I was fortunate to visit Hawaii for the first time with my wife who was presenting at NAISA. We spent 5 days on Oahu and 3 on Kauai. A short, but awesome trip which definitely got us excited to go back and explore more. Oahu – Honolulu, North Shore, Manana and […]

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The inaugural Boulder Mountain Marathon took place on May 15, 2016. The race was organized by the Four Mile Fire Department and Flatirons Running as a fundraiser for the fire department. Thank you to everyone that came out to run and support the event! Here are a few photos from the marathon and an article I […]

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AZTR – Part 6: AZ Snowbowl / Grand Canyon / Utah Border. ~ mile 750 (finish) I have about 70 more miles of riding to the Grand Canyon on what should be mostly a mix of fast, dirt roads, and trails. After yesterday’s stop in Flagstaff, I am fully energized. I start the morning pedaling […]

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AZTR – Part 5: Pine/Flagstaff/AZ Snowbowl ~ mile 580 Drifting in and out of semi-consciousness, I try to make sense of the gentle chimes ringing through my ears. Is this it? Am I dying? No. Of course I am not. The sound is just my alarm, set to the “ripples” tone, nudging my weathered body […]

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AZTR – Part 4: Superstition Mountains – Payson/Pine ~ mile 440 Waking up in a ditch after 3 hours of fitful rest is pretty shitty. There is really no other way to put it. My bike shorts and jersey are still damp from sweat making my skin cold and clammy. With each movement, I am […]

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AZTR – Part 3: Wash before Kelvin / Picketpost (300 finish) / Superstition Mountains ~mile 350 I am woken by the sound of Kaitlyn riding by my camp spot. She comments on how cozy I look bundled up in my bag. In reality, I am freezing and stiff from laying on the hard ground. She […]

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AZTR – Part 2: Tucson – to somewhere between Oracle and Kearny ~ mile 230 The previous night’s detour to Tucson yields two major benefits. First, by only getting to sleep at 5am, I wake up 2 hours later with the warm, morning sun. It is a lot easier to pack up my gear and ready myself […]

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AZTR – Part 1: Mexican Border – Tuscon (E. Redington Road) ~ mile 150 Photo: Nico Barraza We crest the final climb at sunset, leaving the city of Sierra Vista in our wake. Nico, who has kindly offered to drive me to the start of the Arizona Trail Race at the Mexican border, slowly maneuvers […]

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It’s 2pm. I’m sitting in the hotel ballroom for the pre-race meeting next to Allen Hadley. Allen’s completed the Grand Traverse (GT) every single year since its inception in 1998. The crowd of 400 racers erupts in a loud cheer when the race directors announce that conditions are favorable for a full traverse from Crested […]

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