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Running

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Climbing

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Kelly Halpin: Master Planner & Sender

By Lauren Allain | September 24, 2020 | Fitness, Nutrition, Running

At her local bakery in Jackson, Wyoming, Kelly Hapin picked out two oversized chocolate-chip cookies. You know the ones I’m talking about … those irresistible cookies that are the size of your hand, outstretched like a seastar, the ones that weigh more than you ever imagined a cookie could weigh. Half of a giant chocolate-chip cookie is packed with much needed salt, carbs, and fat—exactly what Gnarly athlete Kelly Halpin treated herself to every 25 miles on the Wind River High Route. Kelly’s athletic adventures are all about getting the Fastest Known Time (FKT). She plans routes over epic terrain, often following ridgelines, to formulate what she calls “adventure rallies.” These adventure rallies range in distance from marathon-length (26.2 miles) to 100 miles. The Wind River High Route, her longest race to date, was 100 miles, 65 of those being off-trail, with 30,000 feet of vertical gain. She finished in

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No-Send September Part Two: Fail then Succeed

By Lauren Allain | September 18, 2020 | CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Running

On a flat, paved surface, the average adult takes about 2,000 steps to walk one mile. In a race that spans 268 miles though mountains and varied terrain in the dead of winter in the United Kingdom, that amounts to something like 540,000 steps. And all it takes is one wrong step to take you

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No-Send September Part One: Climbing & Projecting

By Lauren Allain | September 14, 2020 | Climbing, Health, Training

The sweat-drenched summer months are behind us, and we’re in the height of Send-it September. With our fingertips no longer leaving visible sweat marks on the rock, Sendtember is a rock-climber’s paradise. Crisp mornings and evenings with typically dry conditions lead to some epic climbing days, all fueled by the invigorating fall air and a

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