2017 Sponsors

It might be a bit late, but it’s time for a shoutout for the 2017 Sponsors of Endurance Tourist. These are my favorite brands and it’s an honor to continue my relationship with them. I use them in training and in races and it’s my “Power-Up” mode for getting back on track with training and fitness. Timex Factory Team Being …

How To Be Mentally Marathon Tough

During my second attempt at the Comrades (Ultra) Marathon in South Africa I was convinced I was going to fail and DNF. In fact, by mile 13 of the 56 mile race I was finished. Despite traveling over 24 hours by air to arrive in Durban, South Africa, to participate in the World’s Largest Ultramarathon, I knew all my hard …

Review: Salomon S-Lab X-Series Urban Shoe

When you have narrow feet, your options are pretty limited. But the Salomon S-Lab X-Series Urban ShoeΒ is one shoe designed to fit both men and women and that gave me the rare and wonderful opportunity to try shoes from Salomon; Something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary with this …

Review: Salomon Skin Pro 10+3 Hydration Pack vs. UltrAspire Fastpack

This season began with plans for me to run over 7 ultramarathons in the Southwest desert of the United States. Not being a fast runner, and not trusting aid stations, I knew I would have to carry my own water and nutrition. I began the year using UltrAspire’s Fastpack, a capable hydration solution designed by an ultrarunner. However, just before …

Navajo Nation Welcomes Ultra Adventures Runners

Today was the commencement of the Ultra Adventures Monument Valley Ultramarathon series, where the 100 mile runners began the race in the early pre-dawn darkness. Those of us running the “short” distances (50-mile/5okm/25km) will start tomorrow morning. Immediately after the start, the Race Director, Matt Gunn, had mentioned we could follow some aid station workers to a unique area of …

Race Report: Brutally Scenic Antelope Canyon 55k

For those of you who have a bucket list, immediately, right now, go add the Antelope Canyon 55k/50m/100m to your bucket list. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Take your time. Write it down. Now. It’s an epic race in an epic place. All done? Good. Now on with the story. The Antelope Canyon 55k is not a race to PR. It …