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Why rest days are the best days and how to best take them

After spending the past year suffering from chronic running injuries, I've decided to incorporate an extra day of rest into my training plan. I used to take two days of rest, back when I was just getting into running and... Continue Reading →

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Why you should always run the hills

Today I ran a HILLY 10k. When I say hilly, I mean HILLY. So hilly, in fact, that the race website didn't include an elevation chart with the race map -- I don't think anyone would've shown up if they... Continue Reading →

Finding fall in the fog

Fall did not quietly sneak itself into the lineup of seasons here in Colorado, turning the air crisp overnight and leaving white girls excitedly standing in line at Starbucks for their pumpkin spice lattes the following morning. After years of... Continue Reading →

How to run a race with your dog (and do well)

They say a dog is a man's best friend and diamonds are a girl's. However, they've clearly never met me -- the runner who has one of the world's most athletic dogs. Harley, my Shiba Inu mix, is my best... Continue Reading →

Five life lessons you’ll learn from running

I never played sports in school, and I was never one for exercise as a child and pre-teen. However, now that I look back on all that running has taught me, I understand the benefits of sports. They're not just... Continue Reading →

Seven tips for the newbie trail runner

Living in Boulder, Colorado, it's almost a crime to solely be a road runner. There are numerous trails just minutes from my house, from the iconic Mesa Trail to the historic Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. There are also trail races happening with... Continue Reading →

“Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness” By Scott Jurek

This article was published in "Book Reviews" section of the Vegetarian Journal Scott Jurek runs and wins ultramarathons — any race longer than a marathon — on a vegan diet. He credits his success to his diet after seeing huge improvements... Continue Reading →

Scott Jurek: An Example for Vegan Athletes

This article was published in the "Vegetarian Action" section of the Vegetarian Journal Scott Jurek is a well-known figure in the running community, and not just because of the races he's won or the records he's set. As an ultrarunner... Continue Reading →

The ex-vegetarian: Coming out as an omnivore

I ate meat on Friday for the first time in over four years, willingly and knowingly. French onion soup and a chicken Caesar salad for lunch, and lasagna with meat sauce for dinner. I ate chicken enchiladas yesterday for lunch. Needless... Continue Reading →

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