March 2011

Tsali 2.0

By Graham Averill | 02 Mar 11
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Can botched trail work help make Tsali a better system?

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Bard of the Blue Ridge

By Graham Averill | 02 Mar 11
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Born and raised in western North Carolina, Thomas Rain Crowe has written over 30 books, mostly about his native Appalachia.

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Glowing Eyes in the Dark

By Marissa Hermanson | 02 Mar 11
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Just beyond the campfire, something is always watching you.

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The Need for Speed: Sprint your way to a faster 5K

By Graham Averill | 02 Mar 11
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Most recreational runners ignore speed training altogether. Instead of sprints, tempo runs, or intervals, we simply run farther, but we might be missing a key element in our training, particularly if we’re interested in setting a personal best.

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A More Agile You

By Graham Averill | 02 Mar 11
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Watch basic agility drills demonstrated by two of Norm’s professional runners.

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Shepherdstown, W.Va.

By Jedd Ferris | 02 Mar 11
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Shepherdstown is an under-the-radar arts enclave and outdoor utopia in the lower Shenandoah Valley.

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Sweet Revival: Carolina Chocolate Drops Deliver String Band Roots

By Jedd Ferris | 02 Mar 11
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For the Carolina Chocolate Drops there’s a fine line between offering a history lesson and a foot-stomping good time.

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Why I Hike

By Johnny Molloy | 02 Mar 11
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Legendary backpacker Johnny Molloy recalls his first hike, a rain-soaked slog in the Smokies that changed his life forever.

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Man v. Mountain

By Graham Averill | 02 Mar 11
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Mountain running is popular in Europe, but is gaining traction in the U.S.

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36 Hours of Stink: Relay Racing in the Blue Ridge

By Jay Curwen | 02 Mar 11
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Throw a bunch of professional adults into a van for 24 hours, add sweat, fatigue, energy food and the competitiveness of a relay race, and the kid in all of us comes out fast, usually in the form of a fart.

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How to be a Superhero

By Graham Averill | 02 Mar 11
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Parkour traceurs leap over tall buildings in a single bound. Just don’t call parkour a sport.

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The P.R. Chase: Speedy P.R. Races for Every Distance

By Jedd Ferris | 02 Mar 11
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Fasten your laces. Here are the flattest and fastest races in the region for chasing a personal best.

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Minimus vs. Maximus

By Will Harlan | 02 Mar 11
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A look at two new barefoot shoes and two new super-cushioned shoes.

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First-Time Ultra Tips

By BRO Staff | 02 Mar 11
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Ask the Expert: Rebekah Trittipoe has finished 75 marathons and currently holds the speed record on West Virginia’s 302-mile Allegheny Trail.

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How To: Finish Any Race

By Jedd Ferris | 02 Mar 11
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Whether you’re trying to finish your first 5K or slog through an ultramarathon, getting to the finish line can be a challenge.

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