• Why & How: The Cool Down

    Often neglected and certainly not getting the attention it deserves, the cool down is important for a number of reasons.

    Below, I'll make the case for why you should take the time to move from a slow jog to a walk as you end your run. Read More

  • How to Avoid Black Toenails

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    Contrary to popular running lore, black toenails are NOT a requirement.

    While flesh wounds are typically considered less severe than something like plantar fasciitis or shin splints, blisters and black toenails are injuries nonetheless.

    Below let's go through why, how, and what to do with black toenails. Read More

  • How to Train for an Ultra

    How to train for an ultra marathon.

    Recently I was asked how to train for an ultra marathon and how is training an ultra different from a marathon on Twitter.

    I thought the question and answer interesting enough to elaborate here a bit.

    Previously I've done ultras ranging from 50k to 100 miles and have a treadmill distance personal best of 52.4 miles, so I hope I know a thing our two about going long! Read More

  • What to do after a morning long run

    What to do after a long run

    No, you cannot just eat ice cream and sit on the couch all day.

    But, that's not a bad idea.

    If you want to take your post-long run game to the next level, check out the below suggestions. Read More

  • Combating Invasive Species

    Muddy shoes can spread invasive species

    Traveling to trail races, camping adventures, or road trips are common activities during the warmer spring, summer, and fall months.

    Much effort is spent planning these outings, however it's been my personal experience that I've spent very little time considering how my traveling to different parts of the country for these outdoor activities impacts the nature that I am enjoying.

    Luckily there are people who dedicate their days to protecting our environment from the threat of aggressive invasive species. One of them, SKORA Ambassador Erika E and supervisor of the Teton County Weed and Pest District has put together a list of ways you can do your part.

    You certainly do not have to do them all, but even doing a bit here and there has a positive impact on the local environments.

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  • Fastest Marathon in each U.S. State

    Fastest Marathons by State

    Scenic is nice.

    Crowd support is a bonus.

    Good weather is always a blessing.

    But sometimes it's fun to just run fast! If you're looking for a marathon PR, below are arguably the fastest single marathon in each U.S. State. Read More

  • Bare Minimum Gear Needed to Run


    Running is a pretty darn simple activity to participate in.

    Odds are you probably have everything you need to start, right now in your house.

    Let's break down the "necessary gear" into a few different levels. Read More

  • Athletic Brands You've Never Heard of

    Until now.

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  • The Ultimate Homemade Turmeric Tea Recipe

    Turmeric Tea Recipe

    I've been drinking turmeric tea since 2013 when I found a homemade tea recipe for it.

    More recently I've simply been purchasing regular ginger + turmeric tea and adding a few things to it to soup it up, however I managed to dig up the original recipe from Mickey Trescott to share with you here.

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  • Inflexibility & Running Economy

    Reduced flexibility may mean greater running economy.

    Being flexible get all the glory.

    Yet, is there such a thing as too much flexibility?

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