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Vert Beats #3 07-26-2019

DoloMyth SkyRace – Photo credit: The Dolomites are the stuff of dreams for all outdoor enthusiasts. For us as trail runners, the Italian mountain range is famous for the Lavaredo Ultra Trail (LUT)–but, there’s also another race worth mentioning


Trail running for beginners

A quick intro: if you’re already an experienced mountain runner, this probably isn’t the article for you–but please do pass it along to anyone you might know who’s recently started trail running! From the outside looking in, trail running might


Vert Beats #2 07-19-2019

Hardrock 100 If the Hardrock 100 hadn’t been canceled due to the amount of snow in the Colorado mountains, we’d be talking a lot about the race in this newsletter–it would be impossible not to. Every year, Hardrock is one

Thabang News letter

Vert Beats #1 12-07-2019

Thabang Madiba – Trail Running Sudafrica  We’re certainly used to watching videos of runners from African countries–usually said runners are training for a marathon or another road race. But this time, we’re sharing a video about the story of Thabang


Best Trail Running Shoes, 2019: the lowdown

When it comes to shoes, it’s safe to say that trail running shoes are “The Topic” in our sport. There are tons of things that you could take into the mountains–backpacks, poles, hats, you get the picture–but at the end

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How to calm race-day nerves: staying cool before a race

We’ve all been there: it’s the night before a race, and your brain will. Not. Let. You. Sleep. Maybe it’s your first race (or your fiftieth) and you’re feeling wired–but not in the good way. Your nerves just won’t let

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