VERT Journal

Trail running is more than just moving your legs. Get inspired with us.


Vert Beats #14 10-13-2019

WS 100 – Survey Every year, the Western States 100 does a survey of everyone who ran the race about which gear they used for Western, which brand of shoes, which hydration system and a lot of other stuff related


Vert Beats #13 10-04-2019

Partner’s In Climb When we see trail running videos, they’re usually about how athletes train for and then reach their running goals. It’s not often that we get a glimpse into the day-to-day routine of elite runners, and even less


The Ultimate Guide to Running your First Trail Race

Context. One of the most beautiful things about trail running is, in my opinion, its simplicity. There aren’t any huge barriers to entry (it doesn’t require any über-expensive, specific equipment, for example.) As I like to say: “Trail running is


Vert Beats #12 09-27-2019

#NoHumanIsLimited A few months ago, the brand Ineos launched a challenge called “1:59:59.” Basically, the challenge is trying to break the two hour marathon with, once again, Eliud Kipchoge. They have been doing a great job documenting his training and

The Invisible Wall

Vert Beats #11 09-20-2019

The Invisible Wall — Photo Copyright: Trail Runner Magazine  Most of the videos that we share in this newsletter are of epic races or FKTs from around the world. It’s less common to see videos that show our sport and

The Ultra Addict with Courtney Dauwalter

Vert Beats #10 09-13-2019

The Ultra Addict with Courtney Dauwalter – Photo Copyright: We know that Courtney Deuwalter’s name has been everywhere in the past couple of weeks (mainly because of her win at the 2019 UTMB) but also because of the results

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