The Whole Athlete: The Fine Art of Goal Setting The right goals can motivate you to new heights. The wrong ones can send you back under the covers.

What gets you out of bed in the morning? What drives you to run more each week, go longer on the weekends, dig deeper on speed days? For many runners, motivation comes in the form of a race goal, a date on the calendar when we want to run our best. Choosing an appropriate goal… [view more]

The Whole Athlete: Five Habits That Can Sabatoge Your Run Have these negative patterns snuck into your routine during the winter cold and slop?

A fresh breeze is in the air and runners are out on the roads and trails, dreaming of great performances in spring road races. Often, however, we emerge from our caves and find ourselves unusually sluggish. Our running feels difficult, our strides awkward and gunked up. To shake off these cobwebs, it may be helpful… [view more]

#ProtectOurPublicLand: A Note From Our Founder

Growing up along foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the 60’s and 70’s, I developed a special relationship with the outdoors.  In those years, I spent most of my time outside, playing, skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, tubing creeks and streams, and chasing after wildlife.  The foothills around Golden, Colorado were mostly undeveloped, tame,… [view more]

An Ode to the Runventure + Warm Embrace for Runventure 2

By Runventure fan and Topo Ambassador, JJ Tiscerno (a.k.a. @organicspartan) Earlier this year, when we retired the original Runventure, JJ wrote this ode to his beloved trail model: Dear Runventure, I still remember our first adventure together, I knew you were “the one.” You were perfect, seriously…with your soft genuine comfort, low drop which kept me grounded,… [view more]

Going the Distance with UltraRunner Paul Giblin

Last year, ultrarunner Paul Giblin raced his first Western States 100 with a spectacular fifth-place finish. Now he’s back for another crack at the podium and feeling even more prepared than before. Topo’s PR Manager, Kristine David, chats with Paul about what he learned from his experience last year and how he’s preparing to tackle the course again… [view more]