Treeline Journal: Courtney Dauwalter is heading out with big goals on the 500 mile Colorado Trail. Here’s everything you need to know about her attempt. Go Court!
ITRA: Which country has the most diverse running community? Has women’s participation grown in trail running over the past decade? Who skews older? Men or women? And a looooot more interesting stats from our sport.
Footwear News: These new Adidas trail shoes look pretty sweet. Anyone tried them yet?
iRunFar: Catching up with The Godfather, Brett Rivers. Yes, his shop was awesome and well stocked with both gear and knowledgeable staff, but the marketing and branding is what really launched it into the stratosphere. Well done.
Matt Fitzgerald writes about how much–or whether–we should care about what others think of us and our running. Nicely done all wrapped up in a story of Rivers Puzey.
I willed myself to practice self-compassion and remind myself that I was doing something only a very few number of people can do under normal circumstances, and a much smaller fraction can do during this pandemic. This race may feel like it sucks, and I may think that I suck, but I’m actually fortunate to suffer these final miles of this route. That’s what I told myself, anyway, and it helped. I muddled through the final six miles. It wasn’t pretty—I had to tiptoe and inch my way down another singletrack slope where I failed to gain footing and slipped repeatedly—but I got it done.
This doc from the UK proves that wearing a mask while running 35k works for him. Great.
Cycling: Multi-generational dopers.
Trailrunner Mag: Your race is cancelled, now what? Addie Bracy offers some advice.
Ever run a trail race with shoes on the wrong feet after a couple of cocktails? Neither have I, but did the equivalent yesterday when I set out on my paddle board with a missing fin (left it in the garage) and a nasty inner ear infection that threw off my balance. I tend to learn lessons the hard way and will never ever make that mistake again.