Trail Running

Can Alcohol Negatively Affect Your Running?

As I rolled toward the finishing chute of The Rut 28K in 2016, the time on the clock reading well over five hours, I knew I hadn’t run up to my …

Running

Illustrator focuses on trail running in new comic series

Maxi González is an illustrator and comic book artist who leads an active lifestyle. His project, “SURF & COMICS”, is one that he started with …

Running

Treadmill Climbing Can Super-Charge Your Training

The treadmill can sometimes seem like a tool of punishment straight out of Dante’s Inferno. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” would make a good …

Triathlons

4 Reasons to Keep a Running Log

Adding up miles, meters, hills and splits has long been an obsession of track and road athletes. It may seem a tad obsessive, but keeping track of …

Trails

The Best Fitness Gear for Hikers

6 key pieces of gear that go from gym to trail.<p>You likely get most of your exercise in the outdoors, but a few hours in the gym every week could pay …

Camping

15 Great Deals at REI's January Clearance Sale

Presenting all the stuff you should actually buy that also happens to have the deepest markdowns.<p>Patagonia Downtown Loft Parka ($284; 35 percent off)<p>Made of a buttery soft, durable, water-repellant satin polyester that feels so good against your skin you could wear it and nothing else. The 800-fill …

Jackets

How Magdalena Boulet Summited the World’s Highest Volcano

On December 20, 2017, champion ultrarunner Magdalena Boulet and mountaineer Roxanne Vogel reached the 22,615-foot summit of Ojos del Salado, the …

Trails

This Ultra Runner Won His Races by Hiding in a Port-A-Potty

We’ve seen doping, but we’ve never seen cheating like this before.<p>Ultra marathoner Kelly Agnew reminds me of when I was running the timed mile in middle school gym class. Back then, while kids like me would rip around the course, other kids would hide behind the generator, then pop out on the last …

Fitness

We Are Hiring!

We are seeking a qualified Assistant Editor with strong journalism and writing skills and a broad knowledge of (and passion for) trail running. …

Outdoors

Pro Tips for Your 2018 Training

We’ve all set goals for the year, be they new distances, PRs or big peaks. Now comes the hard part: putting in the miles, logging workouts and …

Running

14 Trail Running Adventures to Try Before You Die

There are so many beautiful, breathtaking destinations across the world that it’s nearly impossible to narrow down the very best trail runs you need …

Adventure Travel

Camille Herron & Mario Mendoza Victorious at the USATF 100 km Trail Championships — ATRA

<i>Written by USATF Championship Liaison Roy Pirrung. Photos from Roy Pirrung.</i><p>The 2018 USATF 100km Trail Championships was held in conjunction with the …

USATF

The Last Desert: Racing On Antarctica

Trail races aren’t often held where trails don’t exist. But in November 2016, 61 runners from 24 countries gathered in the trail-less expanses of …

Running

Traversing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Defense of Public Lands

<i>“Birds make great sky circles with their freedom. How do they do that? They fall. And in falling, they are gifted wings.” —Rumi</i><p><b>Da</b><b>ve recited these</b> …

National Parks

The Yuzhu Peak FKT is the Highest Trail Race on Earth

The race tops out over 20,000 feet above sea level.<p>Trail Runner magazine January 4th, 2018<p>Just 10 runners competed in the 2017 Yuzhu Peak FKT race, …

Running

Scoured: Best Gear On Amazon - January 2018

UCO Stormproof Match Kit<p>The last thing you want to deal with after gathering wood and kindling for a fire is a faulty lighter. Guard against spending …

Camping

Fuel Your Running Without Breaking the Bank

“Look! It’s an entire hillside of dandelion greens and raspberries. We’re rich—with nutrients!”<p>Midway through a run beneath Kendall Mountain in …

Running

New Balance Has Updated the 574 for 2018

New Balance's 574 is back in a new and improved 2018 version.

Sneakers

A Trail Runner's Resolutions

So noble and well-intentioned, and so neglected, my lofty resolutions from New Years past:<p>Practice mindful meditation. As if I could sit still and …

Running

WATCH: Finding Balance On the Trails

For veterinary surgeon Jeff Maclellan, trail running is a counterweight to the business of daily life.<p>Trail Runner magazine December 21st, 2017<p>Jeff …

Running

GoPro Presents Its 2017 Year in Review Compilation

Another year has passed, and GoPro action cameras yet again helped to capture some of the year’s most epic, beautiful, entertaining, and dramatic …

GoPro

How to Trail Run: Gear

Although the necessity of shoes for running trails has been contested by a few diehard barefoot runners, here’s the reality: for most of us, our …

Camping

iRunFar.com is creating Authentic Insight into Trail Running and Ultrarunning

Become a patron of iRunFar.com today: Read 2 posts by iRunFar.com and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest …

Running

Year in Review: The Best of Coach Roche, Top Training Tips from 2017

David Roche’s training articles have become a weekly staple at <i>Trail Runner</i>. David, who has won races like the Way Too Cool 50K, Power of Four 25K and …

Trails

The Importance of Injury Prevention in Winter

Winter is a risky time of year.<p>“I simply must go run,” you might say in the doldrums of January.<p>“But, baby it’s cold outside,” your foot, shin or hip …

Trails

Top Trail-Running Achievements of 2017

This year saw plenty of noteworthy and awe-inspiring running performances, from course records and podiums to fastest-known times. Some were big …

Running

Year in Review: Women Dominating the Race Scene

<b>This summer,</b> a handful of women won races outright. Still others set course records and FKTs. Here are the highlights.<p><b>Anna Mae Flynn</b> <i><br>Four Pass Loop</i> …

Eat, Drink and Run Merry

For many of us, the holidays are a highly anticipated chance to see family and indulge in sweets and cocktails. At the same time, for weight- and …

Trails

Don’t Hang Up Your Race Shoes Yet!

Winter can can mean only one thing: tuck away your running shoes and strap on your skis, right? Wrong! In fact, in many parts of the country, winter …

Trails

Most Popular Stories of 2017

We’ve written about a wide array of topics this year, from profiles and culture to politics and history. These are the stories that you, our readers, …

Trails