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Table of Contents—December 2016

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Winter Survival Guide

Winter can be the hardest time to get out the door and train. But if you embrace it (and employ the right clothes, gear and tactics), it might just become your favorite season of all.

By Alex Kurt


Superior Adventure

Shelter to shelter across Michigan's Isle Royale

Story and photos by Rickey Gates


Marathoners vs. the Mountains

How did America's greatest marathoners stack up on the singletrack?

By Amanda Loudin



trail tips How to assemble and manage a crew for ultrarunning.

trail rx Examine your risk for sudden cardiac arrest while running.

nutrition Real-food snacks you can take on the trails.

adventure Two friends get more adventure than bargained for on the Kokopelli Trail.

take your mark 8 winter races to ward off the chill, from 5K to 100 miles.

making tracks Rachel and Ben Bucklin pursue their ultrarunning ambitions while raising three boys.


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