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Editor’s note: This is a follow-up to September 18, 2012 blog: Grand to Grand Ultra – Gear and Training for a 160 Mile Backpacking Race  My feet were trashed.  I had excruciating blisters on top of blisters, in between, front and back, on most of the toes and pads of my feet.  My right knee…

A lower section of the Grand Canyon, as seen from Cape Royal at the less-frequented but more-spectacular North Rim. Photograph by Alex Noriega, My Shot On September 23 at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 75 endurance athletes representing 15 different countries will take off on a self-supported, seven day, six stages,160-mile, adventure called…

Spanish ultra runner Kilian Jornet Burgada did not run last night’s The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, though he has won it three times (2008, 2009, and 2011). He is here in Chamonix, France, base camp for the decade-old race. The 24-year-old champion sky runner and ski mountaineer has been storming through records and across…

For most of us, the idea of running 100 miles is unfathomable. But for a growing number of ultra trail runners, it’s just another distance to run, over and over again. We caught up with Krissy Moehl, two-time champ of The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), to find out what happens during those 100…

Maybe you don’t have a coach, physiologist, or biomechanist on call like the folks chasing down medals in London, but you can track your training in new, creative ways with these apps recommended by Australian champion swimmer Matt Welsh, who won three medals in the 2000 games. It’s like having a coach with an on-off…

NOLS is training the Expedition Denali team for their 2013 attempt to summit Denali. With the help of Climb Strong, we’ve set up a rigorous fitness regimen that will whip the team into shape. They’ve already established a base level of fitness and have started building it up with a simple 30-minute metabolic workout. Follow…

My favorite Hawaiian recovery foods for runners. As I mentioned in my most recent blog, my husband and I are expecting our first born this fall. In celebration of our lives turning forever upside down (in a wonderful way of course!), we decided to take a “babymoon” to Maui to experience most likely the last…

Anyone who knows me might say I eat, sleep, and breathe running. And yes, it’s totally true. However, my life as a professional distance runner and running coach reaches far beyond the seemingly apparent expectation that all I do is run, fuel, recover, and teach others how to then run, fuel and recover! Running has…

There’s an app for everything right? It sure seems that way—and that’s especially true for runners and fitness fanatics. Do a quick search for “running” at the App Store in iTunes and more than 100 apps related to training, racing, and logging workouts pop up over several pages. Believe it or not, there is even…

  Sara practicing on a Khumbu ladder Text by Dave Hahn, a guide for RMI Expeditions and First Ascent. In May 2010 Hahn reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 12th time, the most of any a non-Sherpa climber. This time, he is leading a Bill McGahan and his 16-year-old daughter, Sara, on a bid…

  We've just updated our popular America's Best Adventures feature with 50 new trips, bringing our grand total to 100 iconic escapes (see the map, state-by-state list, and photo gallery, too). So no matter what your pleasure—hiking, heli-skiing, surfing, climbing, biking, or paddling—we've got the perfect adventure for you. Check in each day for a…

There are few adventures that can take you from the ridge of an 18,000-foot snow-capped volcano to a stretch of sandy beach and blue ocean in just one trip. In Veracruz, Mexico, you can do it on foot. Esprit Whitewater offers the experience in the form of their eight-day Expedition Adventure Race training program. Hike,…

Text by Catharine Livingston; Photograph courtesy of Oakley Yesterday we had the good fortune to catch up with one of last year's Adventurers of the Year. Halfpipe queen Gretchen Bleiler dropped by our offices to show off her latest Oakley line of ski and snowboard apparel, which hits stores this fall. The 28-year-old Olympic Silver medalist…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo At 5:30 p.m. on April 25th, after 54 days of skiing, John Huston, 32, and Tyler Fish, 34, reached the North Pole and became the first Americans in history do so unassisted and on skis. ADVENTURE caught up with John Huston yesterday as he relaxed in a hotel room on Oslo, Norway, waiting to…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo At 5:30 p.m. on April 25th, after 54 days of skiing, John Huston, 32, and Tyler Fish, 34, reached the North Pole and became the first Americans in history do so unassisted and on skis. ADVENTURE caught up with John Huston yesterday as he relaxed in a hotel room on Oslo,…

Text by Ian Dille The word was spreading on group rides and over post-race beers in Austin long before VeloNews leaked that Lance Armstrong was contemplating a comeback. Then Vanity Fair confirmed it. Friends of mine who’d ridden with him were telling me his skin was paper-thin and that something big was in the works.…

Review by Andrew Burmon What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Knopf), by Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami’s sentences have always ticked forward with the confident beat of footfalls. Even his most surreal daydreams unfurl with pace and deliberation. In his latest book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, a collection…