ISSUE 134 / JUNE 2019


Unbroken and Indomitable. A rogue’s gallery of Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run veterans who have left both footprints and legacies at the iconic run. By Garett Graubins

Dirty Little Secrets. Tips for overcoming key issues all trail runners may face at some point. By David Roche

Trailblazer. Faith Briggs is redefining the conversations about public lands and diversity in the sport. By Brooke Stephenson



favorite trail—Running the super-scenic Mount Marcy, New York’s highest mountain. By Louis Arevalo

editor’s note

making tracks

run amok—Better trail running through science. By Doug Mayer


last gasp


great escapes—Oman is the latest arrival on the international trail-running scene. By Alfie Pearce-Higgins

everyman’s exposed


trail tested—The Dirty Dozen: Our picks for the top trail shoes for spring 2019. By Megan Janssen


trail tips—Optimize your breathing for a breakthrough racing season. By David Bidler

training—Tips for racing mindfully, from experts in the field. By Megan Janssen

nutrition—Sustain the nutrition you need when you’re always on the go. By Kylee Van Horn

ask the coach

COVER IMAGE: Rebecca Coryea jumps for joy on the summit of the Adirondacks’ Mount Marcy, the highest point in New York, at 5,343 feet. Photo by LOUIS AREVALO