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Table of Contents—July 2015


A Grand Odyssey The author, ultrarunning legend Connie Gardner and the enigmatic Lance Armstrong bond on a desert adventure. By Jenn Shelton / Photos by Ken Etzel

Raven’s Way Robert “Raven” Kraft has run almost 15,000 consecutive days on the same stretch of Miami beach and inspired a cult following. By Ariella Gintzler / Photos by Mary Beth Koeth



editor’s note


making tracks

faces Indie-rock star Ben Gibbard hits the trails. By Paul Cuno-Booth

last gasp How do those Kiwis do it? By Sarah Lavender Smith



favorite trail Nova Scotia's stunning Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail.

adventure Tenkara fly fishing: a new way to explore the backcountry. By Steve Graepel

take your mark

everyman’s exposed




trail tested Six running vests for all race conditions.

training Heart-rate training, demystified.

nutrition The dirt on electrolyte replacement.

trail tips Pro tips on what to do—and avoid—in the month before your goal race.

trail rx Diagnosing and overcoming adrenal fatigue.


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