Trail Running

Get out. Tune in. On terrain, you can’t zone out like on a treadmill. You have to stay awake. To the rocks, roots, tussocks and turns. That’s why trail running isn’t just exercise. It’s renewal.

REI members Jill Howard and Nathan Torres hit the trail in Boulder, Colorado.
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Jill and Nathan run near the Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado.
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From pre-med to predawn: a trail runner's journey to a life she loves

At first, Clare turned to trail running to relieve the stress of her high-pressure pre-med program. But over time she began to wonder if she was following the right path.