Conquering Western States

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]

Welcome New Topo Elite Athlete Sandi Nypaver Pro ultrarunner and co-founder of Sage Running

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]

Run Most Days Success in running is surprisingly simple

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]