Catching Up with Sarah Lavender Smith and Ultrarunning Magazine (How Tech Has...and Hasn't...Changed The Sport)
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by Scott Dunlap
1d ago
I had a wonderful opportunity last month to catch up with Sarah Lavender Smith, a fellow ultrarunner, and one of the great original voices of our sport. She compiled our chat into this article for Ultrarunning Magazine, a publication I continue to read cover-to-cover every month (a subscription is a great gift idea!).  It's fun to look back at those past predictions of how technology and trail running might intersect. The wearables industry (watches and other products with body sensors) continues to grow 25%+ annually, shaping how tens of millions of athletes enter and continue their fit ..read more
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Scott Dunlap Interview On The Singletrack Podcast with Finn Melanson (Oct, 2022)
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by Scott Dunlap
1M ago
  Last week, I had a great opportunity to chat with Finn Melanson, host of The Singletrack Podcast. He has been producing some great interviews with a full range of crazy characters of trail and ultra running, and I was flattered to be in the line up. We chat about trail running, philosophy, blogging, podcasting, web3, adidas, screen time vs the outdoors, and more. It was a lot of fun!  The podcast episode is available on Apple or Spotify.  ..read more
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For Better Health During the Pandemic, Is Two Hours Outdoors the New 10,000 Steps? (WSJ)
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by Scott Dunlap
1y ago
 The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published an article pointing to the benefits of getting out in nature, citing my favorite subject of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing), and some new data points from Stanford University and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  Some interesting insights: Spending time in the woods is strongly linked to lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones and decreased anxiety, depression and fatigue. It also increases the presence of cancer-fighting cells. Time in a forest is linked to decreased inflammation, which has been implicated in chronic di ..read more
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Happy 2021! Can We Race Now, Please? ;-)
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by Scott Dunlap
2y ago
Happy 2021, everyone! I hope this blog entry finds you well, and looking forward to the new year. Although a fresh calendar doesn't magically reset our respective realities, it's nice to have a mental construct to pack up 2020 and put it in the rear view mirror. Auf Weidersehen, zwanzig zwanzig! (Our newest family member and recovery coach, Moose) I remain with my girls hunkered down here in Linz, Austria, on government lockdown #3 until Jan 18th (is it lockdown #3? I'm losing track...). In the Austrian version of "lockdown", we are only allowed to leave our home with masks for essent ..read more
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Optimism Supernova Engaged
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by Scott Dunlap
2y ago
Griaß di, meine Lieben!  (translation - "good day, my loves!", in our local Tyrol mountain dialect) I hope this finds you all well, with hearts full of hope that cast spontaneous smiles across your face like comets. I know it is a challenge to be an optimist these days, but you really should be. Gratitude is our superpower! And when faced with the #CoronaTrumpBlackLivesMatterHomeSchoolingForeverZoomIsMyNewOfficeScrewMasksAllRacesCancelled* reality that is today, we should all be ready to full on supernova right now. Collect that energy, meine Lieben, your time is coming! (early Novembe ..read more
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Why does running give you a high? Here’s the science (TED)
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by Scott Dunlap
2y ago
TED.com recently published an excerpt from Dr. Kelly McGonigal's new book, The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, about the most recent research on the runners high. I cracked up that I seem to have the most low-brow quote of all time amongst all the scientists: " Trail runner and triathlete Scott Dunlap sums up his running high this way: “I would equate it to two Red Bulls and vodka, three ibuprofen, plus a $50 winning Lotto ticket in your pocket.” " That quote was from so long ago! Still, it's fun to see it mixed with ..read more
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Hello, I Miss You! Capturing The Feelings of the Corona Crisis...
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by Scott Dunlap
2y ago
How are you? I mean, really...how are you doing? I've said this, and meant it, more in the last two weeks than the previous five years. And, I miss you. I truly, truly miss you all. It's time that I admit that too. The things we take for granted, in sudden absence, can have stinging clarity. For me, it is mourning our race calendar, our sports. I find I mourn for the specifics - a starting line to reconnect with my tribe, the unique salty, sunburnt glow that comes from playing all day in nature, and a finish line where shared laughter is the ultimate victory. Not to mention the lazy evening ..read more
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Buongiorno! A Morning Run Through Rome...
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by Scott Dunlap
2y ago
It was a frosty February morning in Rome, as I repeatedly peaked out of the hotel lobby window in desperate search of a few rays of sunshine gracing the cobblestone streets. I had already mistakenly stepped out pre-sunrise, only to realize my error when I instantly burst into full body goosebumps tall enough to make a pufferfish jealous. This was my own fault, of course, having wishfully packed only shorts and t's while glancing at the projected 60+ F degree highs promised by my "smart" phone. But the ultrarunner in me knew better - had this been a race trip, I would have (rightfully) brought ..read more
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Well, That Didn't Work
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by Scott Dunlap
3y ago
Well, that didn’t work. I shut down this blog with the best of intentions, truly. A few precious hours regained. But in the absence of blogging I have found, quite selfishly, that writing is more catholicon than chore. It helps shape the narrative of my overloaded life, not add to its burden. The constant search for the story arc becomes this meditative connective tissue fusing dreams and reality, providing much needed agency for humility, courage, and meaning. Plus it helps me find cool new words like “catholicon”. ;-)  Storytelling is a great personal escape, it turns out. I have so much ..read more
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Thank You For Reading!
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by Scott Dunlap
3y ago
Sixteen years ago, I started A Trail Runners Blog. What began as a "fitness diary using this new-fangled Internet thing" quickly blossomed into a decade-long multimedia experiment to capture the magical journey and tribe of this crazy sport of "trail running". This blog evolved right along with me, as I ventured from newbie, to elite, to old guard. (Me circa 2004 as the journey begins...nice iPod!) In the early days (2004-5), the blog was called "RunTrails", and largely chronicled my rookie mistakes as I slowly built up my skills in the California area. I was just discovering the richness o ..read more
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