Rock the Ridge: An Ego Death in The Gunks

Words by: Matt McAllister Images provided by: Rock the Ridge “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Rock the Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of New York’s Hudson Valley.   The scene of my first ultramarathon unfolds high in…

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Northern Mojave Desert: A Highline Story

Words and Images by:  Hello Highline Most of us run trails not because we prefer rugged, ankle-twisting dirt to smooth blacktop. We head down the trail because we want to be with nature and to escape, however briefly, from the daily grind of modern life. While trails are designed by people, our experiences along them are simply moments of random, often beautiful, serendipity. We know where the trail starts and ends but the experience along…

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Burnout: More than just an unsanctioned race

Words by Jennifer Labrie. Pictures by Lance Leong. Hi. My name is Jennifer. I’m a runner and a tequila enthusiast. Or is it tequila enthusiast first and runner second? That’s not a knock on running, I REALLY love tequila…but I digress. I met Noel through a blanket drive he organized for people on skid row. Since then, we remained in touch and I got to learn about his idea for the Burnout. Noel first shared…

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14 peaks, 100 miles, 60 hours: Luke Jay takes on Nolan’s 14

Words by Luke Jay I’m not exactly sure what time it is. I think it’s around 2:00 or 3:00 am? Did I just fall asleep when I sat down? Maybe a minute or two. I feel good for 10 steps, then nothing. My legs are dead and I have zero energy. I need to sit down again, oh man, here we go…puking. I’m not sure I’ve done this at 13,000 feet before? Nope, I haven’t.…

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Product | Not Easy Edition

It’s still dark. The shades are only half drawn, but there’s nothing more than the light from dim street lamps peaking in. It’s early. And it’s with reluctance that you pull that left sock on. Then the right. Then slowly, each shoe opening wide from the tongue to the toe. From the bottom eyelet to the top, one pair of laces at a time, you pull them taut. And as you lace up your runners,…

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Product | Janji x Ciele: The Global Running Community at the Heart of What We Do

This collaboration story starts in Boston. Our brand started showing up on people we knew – people with whom we were working, people who embodied our community. And on many of those same people, we saw Janji – a brand born from a love for running, yet living a mission to connect the community and do something bigger. The idea that there was another brand out there coming from a similar place as we was…

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