Erica Rackley

Author: Erica Rackley

Erica lives, works and plays in Summit County, CO. Her best days are those spent outside exploring a new place powered by her own two feet. She got her running start in the summer before eighth grade, when she ran a loop around the neighborhood to decide whether or not to go out for the cross country team. These days, she mostly puts in her miles on the beautiful trails outside her door in her mountain home. When not running, find her with a thought-provoking read or making something delicious in the kitchen…or, preferably, on the camp stove.



Adventure Run Series: Part 4 – Mindset

Are you finally prepped for the adventure you’ve been dreaming of? Before setting out, there is a final important thing to prep: your mind. Even


Adventure Run Series: Part 1 – Planning

Part One: Planning What grand adventure idea inspires you? Maybe you’ve seen a photo of an iconic trail and resolved to run there. Maybe a mountain


A Mental Break on the Tenmile Traverse

Yesterday I completed the Tenmile Traverse. I’ve been eyeing this line in my backyard of Summit County, CO for several years. It looked like my


Fastest Known Times and Fun Times

Imagine running a race along a stunning stretch of singletrack. Imagine this race without course markings or aid stations. There’s no banner across the start


Type 100k Fun

From the world of outdoor education, I learned the concept of the “types-of-fun” scale. Type 1 Fun occurs during an activity that is inherently fun