What We’re Run­ning

Our idiosyn­cratic but ex­pert en­dorse­ment of awe­some stuff.

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train­ing ground. I can’t think of bet­ter in­spi­ra­tion than Scott Jurek’s ad­ven­ture up the East Coast – plus I love it when peo­ple com­plain about how damn rocky Penn­syl­va­nia is.

1 / Su­unto Spar­tan

Sport I LOVE LOVE LOVED my Su­unto Am­bit2 I bought years ago. The Spar­tan Sport keeps up the per­for­mance and dura­bil­ity of the old flag­ship and adds smart­watch so­phis­ti­ca­tion, so I never want to take it off.

5 / Salomon S/Lab Sense Ul­tra 8L

Hy­dra­tion Vest One vest to rule them all, if ever there was one. I can pack it light for rac­ing, or load it up for an un­pre­dictable ad­ven­ture on the trails. Soft edges all round keep me com­fort­able so I can run hard.

2 / Salomon S/Lab

Ul­tra If there was a trail shoe equiv­a­lent of the Nike 4%, this would be it.

3 / Black Di­a­mond Z

Trekking Poles I used to think that strong run­ners didn’t use poles. Then I raced in Eu­rope, and got passed by run­ners ca­su­ally click­clack­ing their way up the moun­tain. Great to use as a post-race crutch, too.

6 / Dry­max Lite ¼

Crew Trail Socks If they’re good enough for ul­tra supremo Jim Walm­s­ley, they’re good enough for me. If only they came with a crop top.

4 / North: Find­ing My Way While Run­ning the Ap­palachian Trail by Scott Jurek The Ap­palachian Trail is my back­yard play­ground and

7 / Patag­o­nia Black

Hole Duf­fel When I travel to races, I have to bring a ton of things I might need. This bag stands up to the heavy pack­ing of this dirty ul­tra-run­ner.

video pro­ducer // not warmed up un­til the first 42.2 kays are in the bag PAT HEINE

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