running

Let’s Get Dirty, Missoula – Check Out the Dirty Dash
I’m usually not all that into getting dirty when I run. I sidestep mud puddles and steer clear of mushy surfaces like wet grass and slush.
That’s not to say that I am a complete stranger to muddy mischief. I have many fond memories of the early years of my running career, when a spring pu…
How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When It’s Hot Outside
After suffering through subfreezing temperatures all winter, it might sound silly to complain about hot weather. But just as “it’s too cold” is a common excuse to scrimp on exercise during the winter months, “it’s too hot” is a go-to reason to forgo a workout duri…
Running in Missoula’s Rattlesnake Trail System
I recently committed to running the Missoula Half-Marathon on July 8. At 13.1 miles, it will be the longest race I have ever attempted.
To help increase the odds that it also will be the longest race I have ever finished, I have been going on some pretty long training runs — way longer than I&r…
5 Things I Will Miss Most About Missoula
All good things must come to an end. I always knew that I would have to leave Missoula eventually, but I can’t believe that the time has really come to pack up and hit the road. I have a feeling that it won’t sink in until I’m hundreds of miles away from Zoo Town and unable to satisfy my craving for…
Summer Running in Missoula: Why Earlier Might be Better
Now that the sun is rising earlier and morning temperatures usually are well above the freezing mark, more and more people are choosing to exercise before work.
Of course, I am not one of them — this is secondhand information that I have gathered from eavesdropping on other people’s conve…
5 Convenient Places to Run in Missoula
Photo courtesy of Daniele Sartori/Flickr
Between your work life, family life and social life, the last thing you have time for is a drive to your favorite hiking trail for a nice, long run. Luckily, Missoula offers a variety of convenient walking and jogging routes within city limits
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Running for Luck
Missoula's annual Irish-themed road race gave local runners a reason to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early.
A Spring Run in January
There's nothing like a dose of spring weather to get people thinking about exercise. Plenty of Missoulians took advantage of Tuesday's heat wave to get in a quality workout.