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Episode 18 – Buzz Burrell

Buzz Burrell Action in Solitude Podcast Header 1

Adventurer Buzz Burrell grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but it wasn’t long before he packed his bags and headed west to Colorado to be in the mountains. Over the next five and a half decades he set fastest known time (FKT) records on the Colorado Trail (486 miles) and the John Muir Trail (223 miles), started the first certified organic farm ... Read More »

Three Trail Running Must Haves for Spring 2016


Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 ($170) Review by Kevin Riley Bravo to Peter Bakwin and the design team at Ultimate Direction. They raised the bar with the release of the PB Adventure Vest 3.0. At 13.3 ounces, the vest weights less than the previous model, yet boasts over 30% more carrying capacity. Great for half day runs or longer all-day adventures, you’ll ... Read More »

Episode 12 – Anton Krupicka

Anton Krupicka Podcast Action in Solitude

Anton Krupicka came onto the ultra running scene when he took 1st place at the Leadville 100 Run in 2006. He was 22 years old. In 2007, he took 47 minutes off his time and won the heroic race, once again. That time still stands as the 3rd fastest on the course. Those highly celebrated wins helped Krupicka turn his passion of ... Read More »

Back in the Saddle Again: Trail running the Walker Ranch Loop

Walker Ranch Loop Boulder Colorado Trailhead Sign

My heart was pounding, my lungs were about to explode, and my thighs were burning. I was back at square one, training at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, sick and tired of finding myself at the dregs of physical fitness – again. Maybe it was the 5 month stint in Boston, Massachusetts landscaping with my college roommate, Matty, or maybe it was the hours ... Read More »

Two Very Good Reasons Why You Should Run Without Music

Flagstaff Sara Wagner Profile Buffalo Park Trail Running Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill 1

Sitting at a trailhead on a beautiful fall day in New England I had what felt like an epiphany. Is this what it has come to? I just turned my truck inside out looking for a little iPod Shuffle charger. A tiny white USB to headphone jack accessory about the size of a paperclip. I could have left it anywhere. My mind was racing. ... Read More »

#Roadto7Sisters Report – Zion Ragnar Team Relay

Zion Ragnar Team Relay 2015 Campground Cutter Quarter

The night before the Zion Ragnar Team Relay our team met at a Vietnamese restaurant in Las Vegas, called Pho So 1. I got the Bûn Cha  Giá Thit Nuóng, a rice vermicelli bowl with vegetables, pork, and sliced egg roles served with a fish dipping sauce and Sriracha. Both Jared and Matthew got the same dish. Travis ordered a side order ... Read More »

Training Day, Bring the Pain – Day 1

Mt Elden Sunset Trail Flagstaff Arizona Trail Running

A couple weeks ago an acquaintance asked if I wanted to compete in the Zion – Ragnar Team Relay coming up on April 24. It took a couple days to commit, but I was in. I ran the Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill earlier in the year and loved the race vibe. It was time to try another. As a team of four we’ll ... Read More »

Adidas Terrex Boast: Insane Traction and Stability

Adidas Terrex Boost Spring 2015 Shoe Review

When we first saw the Adidas Terrex Boost ($160; at Winter ’15 Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, we knew we had to test out these babies. They looked amazing on the shoe wall – sleek and stylish with a pop of color. The question was would these stylish shoes perform on the trail? The short answer to this ... Read More »

BI Tendencies in Flagstaff

Summit View Mt. Elden Flagstaff Trail Running

The whole day was shot. My GoPro camera, which was attached to a mini tripod and wrapped in a Millet windbreaker, fell out of my hydration pack somewhere along the five miles of trail I just ran. “Shit!” I murmured to myself. I knew my planned run was kaput. I turned around and retraced my tracks, scanning the trail for a red ... Read More »