ISSUE 125 / JANUARY 2018


From Zero to Trail Hero. Start from scratch to run your best trail half-marathon, marathon or even ultra. By David Roche / Photos by Brian McCurdy

2018 Race Directory. Plan your season with our comprehensive listing that features over 1,200 races.

The 2018 Wall Calendar. 12 spectacular images to keep you inspired all year long.


editor’s note

making tracks

run amok

A Good Crazy. Straight up in a Triple VK. By Doug Mayer

last gasp

Starting Over Again. An easy path and an old friend bring relief. By Sarah Lavender Smith

trail tested

8 top race vests for 5Ks to 50-milers. By Ariella Gintzler


Why and how to train with weight vests. By Ian Sharman

ask the coach

Race pacing by course and distance; To DNF or Not to DNF? By David Roche