18 Jul 19
The Unraveled Traveler

Within 100 days of finishing Born to Run, I was signed up for my first ultra. I remember sitting in Starbucks waiting for my husband to get out of a grad class at UNF. I entered all my information on the Everglades Ultras website and looked at the “Submit” button for several minutes before realizing […]

17 Jul 19
F3 Louisville

This date actually snuck up on me, you know the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun.”  Last week I attended the 2 year Poshaversary and it hit me that the 2 year Kiloversary was just around the corner.  So I hopped on the ole google calendar and noticed that the Poshies were saving […]

15 Jul 19
Lean, Solid Dogs

This is an experimental post, summarizing my training for the past week. If I continue to publish these log entries, I won’t allow them to “crowd out” my usual material. I’d welcome your feedback in the Comments section. July 6: I maxed out on 24kg kettlebell snatches: 32L + 32R. Showing poor judgment, I did […]

14 Jul 19
MelMac Runs

When you start running, a general Google search, forum interrogation or running magazine gives you the same standard advice. “Run your own race”, “Don’t get caught out in the rush at the start”, “fuel early, fuel often”, “don’t try anything new on race day”, etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah. There’s nothing wrong with this […]

13 Jul 19
Trav's race report

After the highs of running Boston marathon in April I wanted to “cash-in” whilst my fitness was at an all time high. Maybe if I had ran a sub 2:45 I would have taken a spell, but running a 2:48:17 was perilously close to a 2:45 so close that I knew I was capable of […]

12 Jul 19
Surrender to the Way

This is where I finally get to my actual location. About time, too, ’cause I’m leaving tomorrow! At the Maashoeve, I packed up my things kind of in a hurry and had breakfast somewhere on a grassy slope. Sun was shining, nothing was on my mind, except food. I kept on going and walked back […]

12 Jul 19

I’ve fine tuned my clothing layers over the years, and they are what works for me.  For example, my legs don’t really get cold, so I’ll often wear shorts as long as it does not go below about 30 degrees.  Yet, I sleep cold, so I take a sleeping bag that is about 10 degrees […]

10 Jul 19
One Trail at a Time

We knew we didn’t want to waste time here. The sweepers were getting ready and were leaving at 4am – it was just prior to 3am at this point.

10 Jul 19
michelle campbell NZ

All your burning questions about Te Araroa answered

08 Jul 19
Boundless Roamad

CDT Redemption Hike 2019! If you are reading this, then I am already somewhere in the Montana back-country, many days and many miles into a southbound thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) from Canada to Mexico. Those who have been following my hikes for a while will already know this is my second […]

04 Jul 19

<——— Mexico 1708.2 miles                Canada 943.8 miles ———> Miles the Bennetts have hiked: 849.2 “The best way out is always through.”—Robert Frost I’m trying out the Injinji toe socks (Kaia’s pair she left with Sierra) to see if they help with blisters. So far so good! We left […]

29 Jun 19
Steve and Noelle

As middle aged hikers we represent a minority of the total thru-hiker population, 14.7% of all hikers are older than 50. Even if we don’t want to admit it, there are some big differences between hiking in your early 20’s and hiking in your 50’s. We (older hikers) don’t have youth but we may have […]

28 Jun 19

Before I start this, I suggest you read my race report from Monarchs Way 2019 first, as it will give you a bit of background and insight into how I found it and what I went through.  Obviously, any tactic I suggest is tailored to my slow, back-of-the-pack style of running – if you’re quick […]

26 Jun 19
The Morning Coffee Run

Even before I left for the desert a lot of people were asking what kit I was taking. Since I’ve been back not a week goes by where I don’t get asked for advice on what kit to take for next year’s race. So I thought I would compile a list of all the kit […]

24 Jun 19
Tailwind Nutrition

How Courtney Gets Race Day Ready To help you get race day ready, we partnered with Courtney Dauwalter, professional ultrarunner, and her favorite brands to get the inside scoop on how she uses all of our products. Hardrock 100 may be canceled this year, but you can still get race day ready with our Courtney-approved […]

24 Jun 19
Notes from the PCT

Miles hiked: 0 Miles hiked total: 702.2 I wake up in my camp spot at the general store in Kennedy Meadows. Breakfast isn’t until 8, so I have plenty of time to pack away before then. While waiting for breakfast I do a few chores, but most of the things I need to do require […]