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Kicking Up Dirt

by Amor McGahie Trail running for me will be like guacamole for my son. Once he finally gives in and tries it, he’ll love it and never understand why it...
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Where to Run: Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia By: Sophie Speidel I live with my family in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Charlottesville is located in the central part of the state,...
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Ask the TS: Hydration Vest Recommendations

  Running vests! Pro/con of hydration kept on the front vs. back (or both). Which models/brands are your favorites?     Sophie: I recently purchased a Mountain Hardware Fluid Race...
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Backcountry Bumble: Lessons Learned and Shared

by Taylor White   When setting out for a day in the wilderness, you are always filled with excitement and anticipation and never expect the worst case scenario.  We’ve all...
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Making It Happen

by Gina Lucrezi I was driving home from the post office after shipping a Trail Sisters package to North Bend, Oregon when the song Jump (For My Love) by The...
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Ask the TS: Calculating Long Run Nutrition

  What is the best way to calculate long run nutrition and hydration needs? I’m getting into 20 + mile long runs and it feels like a giant math problem....
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New Ways to Explore Snowy Trails

by Heidi Kumm Winter running…you’ll find hundreds of tips + tricks floating around the internet. Everyone has their own methods to talk themselves from beneath warm blankets, fight through the...
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Outdoor Women’s Alliance – Grassroots Program Crowdfunding Campaign

by the Outdoor Women’s Alliance (OWA)       We believe that outdoor adventure teaches us to boldly face our fears, push past self-doubt, and become strong, self-sufficient individuals. Since...
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Failure is Success

by Steph Imig To what extent does our past define us? Do our memories tell a story with a consistent plot line, or are there inexplicable leaps, twists and turns?...
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Ask the TS: The Fear of Getting Lost

  How do you combat the fear of getting lost while running solo on trails, especially in the snow?     Silke: When running solo in the snow, especially on...
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Spartan vs. Ultra

Part 2   If you missed Par 1, click here. by Deserae Clarke In my last post I talked about the differences between my two favorite athletic events, Spartan races...
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