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The Silver Divide is a spur of the Sierra Crest south of Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes in the John Muir Wilderness. Unlike the Sierra Crest which is oriented from northwest to southeast, the Silver Divide is oriented from west to east.  The divide is entirely under 12,500 feet, which is modest in elevation compared to...

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Day 1 on the Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp and the usual sunny and warm Canaria weather deserted us with some strong winds and the occasional rain shower. It’s all about perspective though and as one runner said, “It’s considerably better …

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From 200 mile ultras to sub-3 hour marathons, this 70 year old is having the time of his life. Gene…

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Jasmin Paris has long been regarded as the Queen of British mountain running! Her record on the Bob Graham Round and other rounds, her victories in skyrunning and her down to earth, no nonsense approach have endeared her to all …

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[Editor’s Note: We apologize for the lack of content for the past year.  Expect a return to regularly scheduled programming at the beginning of February.  We have some great stuff coming down the pipe.  Until then, here’s a piece that isn’t what we typically publish on this site, but we hope you enjoy it anyway.] My bike and I had been …

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Ryan, Sean and AJW have a fun chat with the winners of the East Coast Ultra Runners of the Year....

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Episode 167 of Talk Ultra is here… HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have an interview with woman on fire, World Record breaker, Camille Herron. We also chat with Tyler Curley all about Western States. Speedgoat Karl co-hosts and Th Godfather of Trail, Kurt …

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Dr. Stephanie Howe Violett is a coach, sports nutritionist & professional runner, winning the Western States 100 & other competitive…

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Matt Imberman joins us to talk about trail running in New York City, and Andy Jones-Wilkins talks about how to...

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Sabrina Redden is an ultrarunner and a single mother of 6. She manages to juggle her children's activities and day…

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This year we adapt the boardgame, Balderdash, to a trail game.  AJW and Donna Nì Cuarta compete for the coveted TRN Crown! AJW’s Coaching

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I'm part of the panel of people who pick the FKT Of the Year (FKTOY), and as part of that process I was reminded that I actually set an FKT this year--the Longs Peak Duathlon...

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Several months ago, I had a long conversation with one of my best friends from law school.  “Amelia,” she said, “You are really good at holding on to ropes. And you excel at making sure you don’t let go of one rope until you have a firm grasp on another one. But sometimes that rope … Continue reading 2018: The Year of Letting Go

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Darcy Piceu is one of the winningest ultrarunners competing right now. She is a mom, works as a psychotherapist and…

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I like to think that by traveling in the style I was---with acute intention, under my own power, getting up close and personal with the peaks themselves---that I was succeeding in penetrating this aura and hopefully stepping outside of that collective perception. Not only here at the Bells---though this was certainly the most obvious instance---but with the trip as a whole. But why? To feel special, I suppose, but hopefully not necessarily superior. I'm not sure; motivations and values are thorny topics...

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Episode 166 of Talk Ultra is here… MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone. This show is all about OMAN by UTMB with an in-depth interview with the female champion, Anna-Marie Watson. We also speak with the male champion, Jason Schlarb and he is joined …

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Sabrina Stanley is a sponsored ultrarunner for Altra who really came into the scene in 2017 by getting 3rd place…

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Ryan, Sean, Jason and Stafford are joined by friends old and new for this tender, warm, offensive Christmas gathering. Merry...

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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The Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R) has historically been a place for ultra runners to test their…

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Rare that I post a press release from any brand but I actually received these boots a week ago from inov-8 so that I could use them on my Nepal trek – info HERE I was told, ‘You are going …

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Controversy struck the trail running world recently when it was announced that the Spartan Race company would be charging a...

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Episode 165 of Talk Ultra is a Great Himalayan Trail Special to link with the release of ‘Lessons From The Edge’ film. We chat with Ryan Sandes, Ryno Griesel and Wandering Fever film maker, Dean Leslie. ***** Talk Ultra is now …

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Kassandra Marin tells us all about a race in New England with an entry fee of $20 and a potluck...

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Bryan Paisley has an incredible story of addiction, overcoming adversity, of learning to live life fully and overcoming the day…

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“LESSONS FROM THE EDGE” –  a film by Wandering Fever ***** A film documenting Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel’s epic adventures traversing the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT). ***** Dropping globally on Red Bull TV and Red Bull’s YouTube Channel on …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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#PAYITFORWARD this Christmas folks You are a runner, yes? You buy shoes, yes? You are left with a shoe box, yes? #payitforward Well, December is here and let’s help those less fortunate than ourselves. Take the empty shoe box and …

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Nepal, the magic of Nepal! It truly is a remarkable place and if you are a trekker, fastpacker, runner or mountaineer, it is arguably THE best place in the world. Nepal changes people, it really does. I experienced the change …

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Lucy Bartholomew is a 22 year old professional runner who began running ultras at the young age of 15. Lucy…

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Photo Credit: Paul Encarnación Michael Heimes talks about his incredible 4th place finish at the oldest Ultra in the United States,...

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Thanksgiving at Candice’s House “Would You Rather Edition” is a special edition podcast recorded between dinner and dessert on ……

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For me, the whole point of a trip like this is to come up with an objective that challenges me. I want it to be possible, but not without some sacrifice, some grinding, some discomfort. If I’m able to cruise casually the whole way, where would the opportunity for growth come from? I didn't want a vacation; I wanted an adventure.

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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Episode 164 of Talk Ultra and the Godfather of Trail brings us an interview with long time friend, Chris DeNucci and he also talks with Travis and Maria about running 200’s! Ian brings three interviews about Everest Trail Race – …

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This is the most disjointed episode ever, Dennis Bauer talks about beating cancer twice and winning Sky to Summit, then...

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David Roche is a sought after coach as well as a world class athlete and a writer. David is a…

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Having just returned from Nepal, I have once again had many questions from runners, hikers and enthusiasts on the equipment I used during the Everest Trail Race. I would normally say, read ‘this’ post and send a link. However, over …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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After the successful relaunch in 2018 of the historic Monte Rosa SkyMarathon in the Italian Alps, the next edition will take place on June 22, 2019. The 2018 event attracted some of the world’s top athletes in a field of …

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The running pride of Manitowoc Wisconsin, Zach Bitter, joins us to talk about his record breaking run at Tunnel Hill...

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Catra Corbett is well known for her crazy adventures, prolific racing, her colorful look, tattoos, and doxie dog Truman. She…

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Day 6 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Leaving Tengboche the race retraces stage-5 to Phakding via a diversion at Sensa to the amazing Kumjung Valley where the runners would normally have an incredible backdrop of Everest, Lohtse and Ama Dablam. Today, …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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Day 5 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Phakding to Tengboche is one of the most beautiful trails in the world – the views are constantly incredible, the trails challenging and when one leaves Namche Bazaar, the views of AMA Dablam and …

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Day 4 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Kharikola to Phakding is very much a transition stage. The first 3-days have been quiet with an occasional glimpse of life. From here on in, the experience changes, the trails become busier – mules …

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