Sunshine And Bunny Rabbits: Why Trails Are Therapy Until They’re Not

The tongue-in-cheek bumper stickers and t-shirts are clear: running and hiking are a direct substitute for therapy. Is this true? I’d say . . . sort of. Maybe. Rarely. Here’s why: if I were to categorize running as therapy, it is akin to psychoanalysis. Wait, what? Hear me out. In …

How To Win A 100 Mile Ultramarathon (with only years of consistent training, tenacity, and a sprinkle of luck)

100 milers are a fascinating study in mellow focus. There’s a flow state that happens when you just go, but not get sloppy. I found this state repeatedly during my race, but especially in the dark. I needed to keep the wheels on.

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