The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California, Western States, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in… [view more]
Elite Ambassador, Sandi Nypaver, opens up about the struggles she’s faced this year and how she’s come to find sometimes taking a step back is exactly what you need to move forward.
Catch up with Elite Ambassador, Paul Giblin, as he fills us in on what he’s been up to, why he’s running the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run again and chats about which Topo shoes he’ll be wearing.
Topo Ambassador, Barbara Roman, shares her 10 Tips & Tricks for running in warmer temperatures After an unseasonably cool spring here in the Las Vegas desert, the heat wave is finally starting to roll in! With highs in the 100s and lows in the 80s, any time of the day is HOT and not necessarily… [view more]
Topo ambassador, Dahn, shares his experience in one pair of Terraventure 2s to be one of the first people to hike the Peace Trail In the early spring of 2019, I set out to walk a connection of trails that had never been linked up before. After walking the length of two countries and two… [view more]
We asked Topo ambassador, Alaska dweller, photographer, adventurer, outdoor guide, fitness coach, and resident cold-weather running expert (phew!), Kate Arnold, to share her best tips as we wait for the spring melt to happen here at our HQ in Boston. These tips are also top of mind for Kate as she prepares to race the… [view more]
We connected with Sandi Nypaver after smoke from the devastating Camp Fire forced race organizers to cancel the North Face Endurance Challenge Championships in San Francisco last fall. Staying nimble and positive, Sandi took the opportunity to release her training on another goal of hers: to set the fastest known time running the Grand Canyon,… [view more]
We discovered Charlie Ware when he rolled through the finish line at this year’s Western States 100 in 8th place, scoring a top 10 finish alongside one of our long-time elites, Paul Giblin. Labeled the “breakout” performance of the event, we have to admit, we were a little shocked when a fan flagged that… [view more]
Do you share your athletic journey (the good, bad, and ugly) in hopes of inspiring others? Are you a footwear or natural-running expert? Do you know everyone at your local running store by name? Do you have a unique perspective or backstory? Are you looking for ways to provide helpful… [view more]
About this time of year, I often get asked by runners to suggest or design a training plan to take them through the winter and get them ready for spring racing. While I will reluctantly create a schedule for someone who really wants it, laying out suggested miles for each day over several months, I… [view more]