I started my summer by picking up my life (and iRunFar world headquarters) in Arlington, Virginia moving it to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California in two transcontinental road trips. I followed that up with a trail runner’s dream of a road trip. In all, I spent nearly four months roaming the world […]
This Week in Running for the week of October 31 and November 1, 2009.
The summer Outdoor Retailer show has been over for three months, so why am I writing about it now? For starters, I still want to clue you in on the best gear on its way to market. While a few of the products mentioned below are available right now, most will be released in late […]
Last week, we asked what fun running plans you had in store for the fall. We thank everyone who shared his or her plans. Go check out other reader’s plans and add your own. Aside from running, fall is also a time to reminisce about the great times had over the summer. That’s why we’re […]
What’s the surest way to know that a gear reviewer really loves a product? See them buy the gear full-priced with their own hard earned money. Two weeks prior to the Marathon des Sables this spring I walked into a local running store and bought two 26-ounce Ultimate Direction bottles with kicker valves ($10). If […]
On a few of my maintenance runs during the cool mornings of March, I decided to deviate from my normal ponytail and ear warmers and try the Wool Buff 100% Merino headband ($27). When I first received the product, I was a little skeptical, because it was so different from anything I had worn in […]
Autumn is here! With it comes cooler weather, a much welcome relief in many parts of the country. You can now hit the trails and take in the changing seasons – whatever form that may taking in your neck of the woods – without needing to carry three water bottles for a two hour run. […]
A review of the Brooks Cascadia 4 and preview of the Brooks Cascadia 5.
iRunFar readers old and new, while we always aim to do our best at providing you with quality trail running and ultrarunning content, we know we can do better…. but we need your help to do it. That’s why we’re asking new trail runners and veteran ultrarunners alike to please help us “dial in” our […]
“Hey, Bryon, can you give me a lift back to my car in Tahoe City?” queried Sean Meissner, not long after winning the Lake Tahoe Marathon two Sunday’s ago. I quickly replied, “Sure,” as I was headed that way to help out with Kilian Jornet’s running of the Tahoe Rim Trail as part of his […]
With names like Dan Rose, Debra Horn, Connie Gardner, Jill Perry, Annette Bednosky, Serge Arbona, Phil McCarthy, Akos Konya, Scott Jurek, Dave James and Mark Godale participating, there was a tremendous amount of buzz circling the North Coast 24 Hour Endurance run in Cleveland, Ohio, the 2009 US 24 Hour National Championships, and it certainly […]
“What is your favorite 50 miler and what inspires you to keep doing them?” This was a question that I was asked on the pre-race panel at the North Face Endurance Challenge, just outside of Washington, DC. As a newbie to the ultra-scene, I had never raced anything above a marathon (and still haven’t). I […]
[After sharing two Top-10 Leadville 100 accounts with iRunFar readers (Garett Graubins’s and mine – Part 1 & Part 2), we thought we’d share the story of Ken Fries, a first time 100-mile finisher who finished in the final hour before the 30-hour off. This 42 year old from Austin, Texas found the race far […]
[Garett Graubins, a contributing editor for Trail Runner Magazine and friend of iRunFar, has graciously shared his 2009 Leadville 100 race report with us and we, in turn, share it with you. Garett’s report is highly informative and a must read for anyone looking to run Leadville well, regardless of whether or not he or […]