What We’re Running
Our idiosyncratic but expert endorsement of awesome stuff.
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