I Hate Running and You Can Too – A Review

I have never reviewed a book. There have been numerous packs and shoes and various pieces of gear that have had to pass my scrutiny, but never a book. Then, my friend Brendan Leonard wrote …

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Winter Trail Running Mt. Whitney

While planning our winter Wild West Trail Running Road Trip, there was nothing we wanted to do more than Mt. Whitney. Not just because it’s the highest peak in the lower 48, but because it …

Trail Running Telescope Peak in Death Valley

Freezing in Death Valley Our Wild West Trail Running Road Trip got off to a frozen start. We’d been seeking dry, thawed trails for a week when we finally decided to head for the desert. …

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Wild West Winter Trail Running Road Trip

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”― Edward Abbey Road trips conjure up visions of sunny days and warm nights, windows down and friends jockeying around tailgates for …

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How to Trail Run in the Alps

Each summer, it’s becoming more and more normal to see runners slaloming the hikers on the trails of the Alps. Trail running is continuing to explode. But while COVID’s impact on the racing calendar has …

Solo bikepacking across the Alps

With only two weeks to go until the Tour des Stations ultrafondo (240km and 8200m of climbing), it was crunch time. I felt massively underprepared and still needed some BIG days in the saddle to …

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Mountain Running Tips

This post is the conclusion to Running Mountains Instead of Races. Here in the Alps, or whichever mountain range you find yourself, there are a lifetime of peaks to climb. Finding the ones that inspire …

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Running Mountains Instead of Races

As if the COVID pandemic wasn’t bad enough already, your race has been cancelled. Now what? Blow off running in exchange for more time spent online with fear mongering news headlines? No, now is the …

Why do you ride?

Nearing the top of the Col de la Croix in the Alpes Vaudoises

“Why do you ride?” I was asked this question a few months ago by Cyclist Magazine who had come to the Alpes vaudoises to shoot videos on riding in my home region. This ended up …

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The Best Map Apps for the Alps

Without a doubt, one of the most important tools in the Alps, or any mountain range, is a map. You’ll need maps for understanding the region, ideas, planning, fixing your itinerary, navigating, changing plans, getting …