By Casey Clark Kelley With many years and miles of long distance road running experience, I didn’t think twice when friends asked me to join them for a half-marathon on trails. Considering myself well-conditioned for a marathon-length distance, I didn’t do anything differently to prepare, thinking it would be
Of course you could run some of your local trails in your favorite road shoe but, why would you? You could also read a gazillion reviews on the seemingly endless number of trail shoes designed to address certain nuances of certain terrain in certain places in the country where
Steep Canyon 50K Ultramarathon & Relay Hullabaloo September 7 (Thursday) // Black Mountain, NC Charles R. Humphrey, III, bass player of Steep Canyon Rangers and ultra runner, is a co-director and sponsor of Steep Canyon 50K Ultramarathon & Relay Hullabaloo, which kicks off the Mountain Song Festival Weekend. The
3 Great Fall Races Trail races in North Carolina run the gamut of terrain, distances and scenery. From beautiful greenways to rugged mountains and 5k’s to 50 milers and beyond there is sure to be a race for runners of all abilities all year long. Check out these three
By Brittany Youngman To each their own. There seems to be a bit of segregation in the running community as runners find a niche that fits. Whether it's based on distance or terrain, runners seem to stick to their guns when it comes to exploring outside the comfort zone.
By Brian Diaz Late summer into early fall is a time where the heat can become unbearable. Some of you head indoors for the treadmill or wake at the crack of dawn so that the temperature isn’t as bad. A growing number of you, however, are heading to the
Tom Caughlan, Endurance Sports Media Group This spring, running and trail shoe companies will offer a more diverse array of specialized trail running shoes than ever before. Trends and new technologies focus on reducing seams and weight, lowering heel drop and improving the heel-to-toe transition of the shoe,
By Michael Sharp Runners by nature are very dedicated. That is why they get up at “zero-dark-thirty” in the morning to run before work. That is why they run regardless of the weather, and that is why they run through injuries despite advice to “take some time off.” Runners