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Ryan Smith: TNFEC 50M 2016

Ryan Smith: TNFEC 50M 2016

I decided to do this race after finishing UTMB at the end of the summer. I figured it was a long time until my next race in January and this would fit in quite nicely with training for a road marathon given the course runs like a track meet through some hills. I got in some reasonable workouts but probably lacked any actual long runs that I could describe as purposeful. Mostly I just ran with the RMR crowd focusing on my socializing game.

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DERRICK SPAFFORD

Derrick Spafford: the Canadian who’s dedicated a lifetime to running

Derrick Spafford has dedicated much of his life to training for and competing in long-distance running races. From marathons to a 100-mile race through the Arctic his achievements and experiences will inspire any with an interest in the sport of ultra-running.


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Taking it to the next level

Terrain Gym in Bellingham, Washington recently asked Maria Dalzot to be featured in a short commercial about their fitness program. Check out the beautiful edit by Carson Artac and if you're in the area, hop into the gym and train like a Mountain Athlete!


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Pam Smith: Come-back Half - 01/26/2016

Last Sunday I ran the local Cascade Half Marathon. In terms of performance, I had nothing riding on a set time and I didn't take the lead up to the race very seriously, yet, the day before the race I found myself really worried. I realized I was using this race as a test, a test to see if I really could control my asthma and get back to racing again. More...

Kristina Folcik - THE YEAR OF ADVENTURING! - 01/25/2016

To motivate me to keep cross training I booked a trip to attempt to climb Mount Hood this year! I started my high pointing adventure several years ago and this one will be my last glaciated peak which is bittersweet. More...

Leor Pantilat: Miller Santa Lucia Fir Grove - 01/25/2016

I’ll admit it: I’m enamored with the majestic Santa Lucia Fir, Abies bracteata. The species is the rarest fir on the earth and can only be found on the rocky peaks or canyon bottoms in the Santa Lucia mountain range. More...

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Training

Winter Running: Hobnail Kit Tutorial

Winter Running: Hobnail Kit Tutorial

Hobnails are an essential tool in my winter running toolbox. I put them in once the first real snow falls and I leave them in my Crossover 2.0 GTX ($190) until the I plant my radishes (Early May in CO).

The La Sportiva Hobnail Kit ($54) provides enough traction on snow and ice that I feel comfortable running in all conditions. On roads and dry trails, they are barely noticeable, but on ice and snow, they add grip and peace of mind to your run.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to get your hobnails into the sole of your Sportivas.


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Meet The Team

Ryan Woods

Ryan Woods

Let’s say you’re a runner residing between Georgia and Maine or maybe between California and Oklahoma.  You’ve got several notches on your belt from your local 10k but your times have dipped or the excitement has gradually faded as the city blocks blend seamlessly into monotony.  Maybe the excitement remains but you’re looking to add an event to your calendar to keep motivation high throughout the year.  Well if you live in or near the aforementioned states you may be missing out on a running challenge that will take your breath away.  Literally.  I’d like to formally introduce you to mountain running.



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La Sportiva Mountain Cup 2016

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