All Posts by Scott Dunlap

Preface – As part of a continuing series called “Products I Would Like To See”, this article suggests a new program for Strava, a social network for endurance athletes. This is an open exploration of marketing, product, and consumer theory shared simply for comment and conversation, submitted with respect. I welcome all comments! 

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Got some trail runners on your holiday gift list? Here are a few of my favorite gift suggestions to stick under the tree (or menorah,

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It's that time of year again...lottery season! With both Hardrock and Western States lotteries kicking off this week, it's time to drop your name in the hat(s) and see if

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2019 season lottery

There's nothing quite like the first long run of newly-minted funemployment, and to my delight, the

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Halfway through my family vacation in Japan this June, we had the opportunity to experience Mt. Fuji with a few days in the Fuji Five Lakes area. Such a magical place! Here are is a quick photo montage in case you are interested.

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Downhill running is a critical skill for ultramarathons. Although most runners focus their training on the more strenuous uphill sections, it's the downhill that is often the difference between a new PR or collapsing in a quad-crushed blob along the course.

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Advice Downhill running

Somewhere in 2017, I think I officially became an “old guy” of trail and ultra running. The online odometers hit new digits, with my

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2018 season Planning

“I come to places like this to avoid people like you.” 

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2018 season Marathon

Over the holidays, my extended family sat me down to ask a very important question:

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A short video of the BayTrailrunner's Whiskey Hill Redwood Run from last weekend, on my home trails in Huddart Park, Woodside, CA. Enjoy!

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The era of smart clothing is about to break open, according to

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Technology

Good news! The San Francisco Planning Department is investigating the environmental impact of a new trail that would allow hikers/runners to run all the way from Huddart Park/Phleger Estate to Hwy 92 (and potentially beyond)! It's part of the Bay Area Trail initiative to make a 500-mile loop around the entire Bay Area.

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"I don't know what the Butt to Butt is, but it sounds amazing." 
- Guy In Line Behind Me At Starbucks Reading My Shirt

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10K Oregon

"Oh, you're fast enough...you just didn't want it enough."

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Dipsea

Fellow Prometheans...if you are reading this, then YOU ARE A RECEIVER. 

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In the far reaches of the Northern California coastline lies a magical ancient forest, stunning in its revelatory power. Giant coastal redwoods, in one of their last native habitats on the planet, have stood here for millennia. Their magnitude, both in size and age, are such an otherworldly phenomena, one can do little more than add to their serenity with jaw-dropped silence when in their presence. It is a level of grandeur beyond imagination, beyond comprehension, that simply must be experienced.

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If you're interested in watching the Nike Sub-2 Hour Marathon Attempt at the Formula 1 track in Monza, Italy, this Friday, it will be streamed live at

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I recently had the chance to read a sneak preview copy of Sarah Lavender Smith’s new book,

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The Barkley Marathons, notorious for being one of the most challenging ultramarathons in the world (and beautifully chronicled in the documentary,

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Barkley

Have you ever wanted to race in the historic Lake District of the UK, the true home of fell running? How about an all-expense-paid trip for FREE?!? Well, you are in luck...

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As an athlete who also enjoys an alcoholic beverage from time to time (okay, daily for the most part), I’ve often pondered if my love of a good IPA or classic Manhattan has been holding back my running potential.

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January 1st shouldn't be any more paramount than any other square on the calendar. Despite its binary pecularity, the day is, after all, just another day. The sun rises, the sun sets, and we play, work, and sleep within its comfortable circadian rhythm. But ever since

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2017 season Planning

Got some trail runners on your holiday gift list? Here are a few of my favorite gift suggestions to stick under the tree (or menorah,

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christmas gift guide gift guide running gift guide

Ever since I started trail running on a daily basis, I have felt a noticeable improvement in my well being. I feel less stressed, I get sick less often, and I've found a spiritual calm that keeps my optimism brimming through the seasons. Many of you have shared similar experiences, and one has to look no farther than the smiles at the finish of a trail race (and growth of the sport) to know it is pervasive. That magical combo of exercise and the great outdoors creates a meditative synergy that works wonders for the soul, and we just can't get enough.

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