Trail Running

Highline's Death Valley Trail Marathon Trip

Highline's Death Valley Trail Marathon Trip

Last December I was asked to co-lead the Highline trip to Death Valley for their 30th Annual Trail Marathon. I did a fair amount of research leading up to race day. Time spent obsessively Googling images of the elevation gain, and learning about past races that needed to be canceled or rerouted due to unexpected rainstorms. I wondered what I would wear on race day because according to blogs, “when you start, it could be 35 degrees, but when you finish it might be 70 degrees.” Would I wear gloves? Shorts? A tank? A parka? Needless to say I spent plenty of time in my head and on the internet and probably not enough time running up and down hills.

Time for Trail Running Shoes?

Time for Trail Running Shoes?

Like road running, the most important thing you need for trail running is a good pair of shoes to keep your feet happy. You might be wondering why you can't just wear your regular running shoes on the trails? If you're running on flat, groomed, non-technical trails like the Manayunk Canalpath or Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon, you can probably keep running in your regular sneakers (depending on how dirty you want them to get!).


Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 10 GTX

Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 10 GTX

Trick or GTX Treat?

Halloween is all about ghouls, goblins and GHOSTs. Before anyone gets spooked, I'm not talking about the apparition type of Ghost but the kind your feet pitter-patter aka run in: the Brooks Ghost 10 GTX. Don't be scared, keep on reading...

Who We're Running With: Wissahickon Wanderers

Who We're Running With: Wissahickon Wanderers

Running in the Philadelphia area continues to grow and grow. From the races to beautiful trails and places to run to great groups, we consider ourselves very lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful running community. Here's who we're running with this week!