Our first virtual race was an incredible success and we’re excited to sit down with women’s race winner Tabatha Collins who shares her challenges with teaching first graders during this time, overcoming injury and running up and down her backyard hill 188 times.
The show includes bacon, torrential downpours and lots of unfinished paperwork.
Some state parks and other public lands are slowly being opened up for outdoor activity. What does this mean for us trail runners and how should we behalf when heading for the trail heads? This and other hard hitting questions are being discussed in this week’s show.
Also: Virtual Vert Challenge is happening this weekend and the Virtual Trail Running Film Festival is coming to your living room.
Exciting times in quarantine-land.
Doug and Mathias discuss how to venture into the outdoors in a safe manner and come up with a few rules on how to enjoy the outdoors in these crazy times we live in. They celebrate the ingenious backyard projects and our endless yearning for adventure.
The mountain will wait for us, but will we be patient to wait for them?
On March 23rd, I decided to take a trip into Yellowstone National Park, a short drive from my current location. I had a feeling it may be my last trip into the park for awhile and I was right. The following is a story I wrote for a new podcast I am a part of, which is shared below. Whether you read it all or listen to the audio, I thank you for your time and for listening to my thoughts. You can subscribe to the A Life Outside Podcast here.
We’ve started the next 100 episodes with a special SingleTrack, after dark. What was different? We added drinks and recorded after the sun set. Mathias ran a 5k around his house, which led us to a conversation about how to interact with the trail running community during Covid-19. We chat about Unbreakable: the Western States 100 feature film, hear about Doug getting back to running after an injury and finally get to incredible recipes to make.
And just like that, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are closed. In a joint press releases by Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, it was announced that the roads would be closed due to COVID-19 concerns from the gateway communities surrounding the iconic parks. The following, in italics, is a press release directly from both National Parks: