Elinor Fish

Elinor Fish

Elinor Fish is a trail runner, writer, speaker and educator who is passionate about helping people reduce stress and live a healthier life through mindful running. She spent four years as the managing editor of Trail Runner magazine and is presently the CEO of Run Wild Wellness, which helps people cultivate more energy and better health so they can live a fulfilling and active lifestyle. Elinor leads running retreats in North America, Europe and Iceland, writes books, articles and offers online coaching using the Mindful Running Training System.

Less Effort Leads to Better Running

How much of your daily stress do you carry with you while running? Are your shoulders up around your ears, hands clenched, feet slapping the


How the Hardrock 100 Embodies Trail Running’s Best Attributes

The number of people who run 100-mile races is tiny–less than 10,000 a year by one estimate–relative to the 8 million Americans who trail run.

And fewer still have finished a race like Colorado’s notoriously difficult SmartWool Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run.


She Didn’t Just Like to Run; She Needed to Run

Julia had been trying to overcome her inertia by willing herself to run. She tried following all the usual advice: scheduling runs on her calendar, finding a run buddy, running first thing in the morning. But none of these tricks helped her overcome the weight of the sadness blocking her from lacing up her shoes and getting out the door.

Run Wild Retreats -- Iceland Trail Running and Wellness Retreat 2015

Essential Gear for Trail Running in Iceland

I can sum up the weather in Iceland with one word: wet. Home to Europe’s largest waterfalls, geysers, glaciers and geothermal hot springs, water is everywhere, whether it’s bubbling up from the ground or falling from the sky.


Running as a Healing Force

It only took a moment from receiving the shocking news for the energy to drain from my body. Crumpled on the kitchen floor, holding the phone in my hand, I became a shell of a person.