Josh Watson

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Mountain Running Gear

What you need to get started at high altitude and why.<p>Running in the mountains presents different challenges than road running--or even trail running--at lower elevation. For one thing, everything is less predictable in the mountains, including the weather, the footing, and the time spent …

Nike Suggests You Take to the Wilderness in Its New Trail Collection

Nike looks towards the outdoors and nature with its new trail running collection. The line of<p>Nike looks towards the outdoors and nature with its new trail running collection. The line of apparel dubbed “Trail Kiger,” which pays homage to the Kiger Mustang horse’s agility, encompasses a range of …

How to Get Faster at Running Trails

Coach Jenny shares her workout for building trail speed--on and off the road.<p><i>Nicole asks: I want to get faster on the trails. Should I focus more on running on the roads or on the trails (I enjoy both) to achieve this?</i><p>The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that you can improve your trail …

Trail Running Vacations

Running tours are a new way to see the world<p>Day two Catalonia's Running & Trekking Costa Brava tour begins at Mas Cals, a 1,000-year-old stone farmhouse pocked with barrel-sized holes to accommodate shotguns used for protecting the homestead against pirates. After the proprietor plies runners with …

Video: Zion: Rock of Refuge

Zion National Park is one of the best places in the world to go canyoneering and climbing. It is an outdoor playground that is almost too spectacular …

Gear Institute Announces Gear of the Year for 2014

If you're still looking for that last minute Christmas gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life, and could use a little extra help, that perhaps …

Video: Introducing the Matt Prior Adventure Academy

Have you always wanted to go on a grand adventure, but just didn't know where to start? Do you have an epic journey in mind that you would like to …

Video: Western Time - Running the Western States 100 with Sally McRae

In June of 2014, trail runner Sally McRae set out to run the Western States 100 ultramarathon for the first time. As a Nike-sponsored athlete, she …

7 Reasons Why I’m a Morning Runner

<i>“Why, oh why, do you run that early in the morning?!”</i><p>Image from www.fastcory.com<p>This is a common question that I find myself faced with after …

HOW TO: Make Your Shoes Go Further!

What can I do to extend the life of my running shoes?<p>Take good care of them. Don’t store shoes in direct sunlight during the summer or very cold …

10 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During Training

Running and dieting but still can't shed the pounds?<p><i>I want to run AND lose weight. When I have exercised and dieted in the past, I get hungry and wind up</i> gaining <i>weight! I want to be sure this doesn't happen this time around. Do you have any tips for how I can do both--run and lose weight--at the</i> …

Gear review: Saucony Triumph ISO

We’ve all owned some trainers in our time that fit us like a pair of comfy carpet slippers once we’ve clocked up a few miles in them.<p>But those design …

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Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Hiking

Climbing On Mount Denali

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The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …