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As winter rapidly approaches, and has already arrived in some areas, we wanted to provide you with a review of our favorite cold weather insulated jackets. It can be tough to find motivation to go outside in burly conditions, but these 10 pieces help to eliminate any need to motivate, and instead get you psyched […]

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First, we’d like to say thank you to everyone who has submitted an application for the Trail Run Adventure Grant presented by Trail Sisters, Under Armour and CamelBak. We had a total of 271 submissions, and narrowing it down to 6 awardees was quite hard, to say the least. Each application had a unique mission […]

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Socks. These nifty feet protectors and all around comfort capsules are essential to a trail runner’s gear kit. Many of us have experienced running without socks, whether it was because we simply forgot to pack them, or because we simply forgot to pack toilet paper…Regardless of why you were sock-less, we can all agree that […]

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Any thoughts on how to escape the mental frustrations of gaining a few pounds over the winter months?     Katelynn: Gaining a few pounds over the winter happens to all of us, its just seems to be one of the unwritten rules. But it is nothing to get down about (easier said than done, I […]

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I dread Montana winters, they are freezing cold, but I still do my best to get out and run. What are your favorite winter running jackets?   Sophie: My go-to jacket for when temps are below 32 degrees: A Patagonia Houdini worn over a 3/4 zip top worn over a wicking tank. I have found that […]

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Getting out the door in the winter time (or anytime) can be rough. Some days lounging inside binge watching Game of Thrones or old episodes of Friends sounds so much better. But after you are 3 episodes deep, the guilt starts to hit and you wish you’d have gone for your run. To help you […]

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Can you share a motivating tip to help me tackle my run after work when it’s already dark?     Deserae: There are a few things I’ve found that helped me with dark after-work running motivation.  First, I try to pack clothes and change at work and then run from there, or drive directly to where […]

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  What is your favorite form of cross-training during the winter months?   Bree: Since I live in the South San Francisco Bay Area running is possible year round. We don’t get any snow and even winter mornings are not too cold to get out and log a few miles. BUT…I think it is good to […]

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iRunFar's trail running and safety survey (and gear giveaway).

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 What do I do if I run into a mountain lion or a bear on the trails?   Anna: If you run into a mountain lion act big. You want to literally increase your base of support by widening your legs and spreading your arms to intimidate the animal. You also want to make a […]

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The Trail Sisters write about the changes they've observed in mountain running, ultrarunning, and trail running in the last decade.

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I hate running on my period, it’s the worst. Do you have any tips on getting past the cramps or discomfort? Any mental games or physical exercises I can do to help me get through my runs? PC: Jeff Fisher   Krissy: For the last couple of years my period has decided to join me for...

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I have a finicky stomach, which means I’m often stopping to use the “bathroom” on the trail. Do you have any suggestions of what I can do to help calm my stomach or can recommend any foods that might neutralize the battle in my tummy?     Lisa: I’ve fought stress stomach since high school. If...

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Have any of the Trail Sisters dealt with IT band issues? I’ve been battling a tight/sore IT for the past month and nothing I seem to do is helping. Can you recommend any stretches or remedies? PC: Gretchen Walla and Krissy Moehl   Bree: Stretching can be tremendously helpful with IT issues ( specific ones...

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I’m not one of those women who is lucky enough to have the “thigh gap,” and so, my thighs always get chaffed when I run. Any tips on how I can prevent the chafing? PC: @buggingeveryday   Lisa: SQUIRREL NUT BUTTER! It’s the bomb, and isn’t petroleum-based, so won’t stain your clothes. I have a friend...

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The Trail Sisters write about looking at a Leadville Trail 100 Mile DNF with a growth mindset.

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Blisters. I’ve broken in my shoes, but still seem to be getting blisters on heels. Any thoughts on what I can do to prevent the blisters?   Tara Warren: I’m my early going, I was the blister QUEEN. It was terrible. I’ve figured out through trial and error which socks work for me (I love...

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The Trail Sisters's primer on wheat, gluten, and digestion and health issues related to them.

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The Trail Sisters write about the positive and negative effects of social media.

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The Trail Sisters write about dealing with asthma as a trail and ultrarunner.

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The Trail Sisters discuss women's versus men's pay in trail and ultrarunning.

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A catch-up conversation with the Trail Sisters during a virtual run.

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  My hamstrings always seem to get tight after long runs. Do you have any key stretches or tips focused around hamstrings? Featured Photo Courtesy: Jeff Fisher and Jennifer Love   Deserae: You can try different stretches for your hamstring, however you also want to make sure you’re hitting your quads and hips as everything is...

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The Trail Sisters discuss prize-money equality among men and women in trail and ultrarunning.

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The Trail Sisters discuss a lack of motivation for running and how to kickstart it.

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The Trail Sisters review the progress of women's trail and ultrarunning in 2016.

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The Trail Sisters contemplate their respective holiday running traditions.

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The Trail Sisters contemplate their respective holiday running traditions.

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Pam Smith writes about the misnomer of adrenal fatigue.

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Gina Lucrezi, of the Trail Sisters, writes about how spending time outside helps her learn about herself.

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The Trail Sisters write about how to stay safe while trail running.

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The Trail Sisters discuss what makes a good pacer for trail ultramarathons.

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