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This Part Of The Journey

I am lucky to have people around me who ask the big questions, the tough questions.  Its been a looonng couple months as I slooowwwly come back from an Achilles Tendonitis injury.  Through it all I’ve had a couple of my healing friends ask questions like, ‘why do you run?’ ‘why are you so attached to running?’ ‘what is the …

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What is the Coastal Challenge?

What exactly is the Coastal Challenge? We get tons of emails every month from people inquiring about this 6 day stage race in Costa Rica. And this year, we are so excited for 22 runners to toe the start line of the race this year with our love and support. Almost 3 years ago now, the three of us toed …

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The In’s and Out’s of Compression.

To compress or not to compress… it’s a pressing question… I started nursing school before I became a runner, so incidentally I saw compression socks on patients before I knew they were also used in running. I learned in nursing school that compression socks were a great way to increase blood flow to extremities, decrease the risk of blood clots …

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Ultra Trail Australia 100km

Ambassador Rhiannon just completed the Ultra Trail Australia 100k. We are so proud of her!! Here is her journey! This race felt like it had been a long time coming – I caught the 100km ultra bug back when I was injured last year and my crew were all signing up for it. I made the decision to not buy …

On the Other Side

I have been racing now for 4 and a half years. I have been on all sides of racing… I have volunteered, I have raced, and I have been a race director. I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to have a successful event go on, the amount of hard work, volunteers, supporters and amazing team work. …

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Day 4. Mandarfen to Solden

Im not one for real roller coasters… I mean I actually hate them… but the roller coaster I get to ride during Ultra races… now those I love. Day 4, Mandarin, Austria to Solden, Austria. 26kms, 2214m ascent, 1887m descent, 7 hour time cutoff. When we thought about Day 4, we had this idea that it would be a type …

Running Myths Debunked

We get asked a lot of questions about running and we know a lot of you out there are either new to running or are a little intimidated by the distances that we do. We are going to put the myths to rest right here, right now. Myth #1: To truly complete a distance, you have the run the whole …

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Day 3. Imst – Mandarfen

Today was the day it all changed…From how my body felt to how hard I could push to my attitude towards the race… Day 3 changed it all. Day 3. Imst, Austria to Mandarfen, Austria. 51km 3100m ascent and 2100m descent, 12h cut off time. I had never ran a 50k with over 3000m of gain before and to do it …

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Day 2. Lermoos – Imst

The hardest part of everyday… isn’t waking up or climbing or the distance… its the first few steps you take when you get out of bed. Day 2. Lermoos, Austria to Imst, Austria. 35kms, 2023m ascent, 2237m descent. For some reason I have sat down at the computer a couple of times now over the past few days to write …

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Day 1 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lermoos

Im listing to my iPod for the first time since being home, which has all of the music that flooded my ears on the way to the race and during a few long hard days of racing… I am instantly filled with so many emotions. The songs represent certain moments, feelings and places. Some songs lead me to break out …