Sinful Style

This cardinal rule was meant to be broken

Trail running, like all sports, has cardinal rules. For example: Thou shalt never don new apparel or use new gear on Race Day. ...


Running From the Fat Man

The secret to motivation? Google it.

In the winter of 1999, a portly man de-motivated me from many intended evening runs. No, not the bearded one in a red suit. ...


Gut-Busters Lighten Up the Miles

"Hear the one about ...?"

My running pal Joe always says, "It's not a trail run without a good joke." While recently encouraging my wife to pace a friend ...


A Bad Break

Knocked out of Hardrock

As I turned downhill, my legs churning underneath, I glanced up at the powder-white Continental Divide 20 miles westward. Fresh snow ...


The Fire Within

Enjoy the drive ... however it arrives.

Last month the miles came effortlessly. I could fall out of bed and immediately run eight miles. My feet glided over the trail. ...


The Cold War

Running in the winter sounded like fun ... in the summer.

"Do not go outside today unless you have to," ordered the weather woman as I zipped a jacket over an insulating vest, ...

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