This past weekend, the Tetons were a base camp (again). But this time, I was on the other side of them at Grand Targhee Resort for the Ragnar Trail Tetons. Fortunately for me, I wasn’t running this one and was only there as a support team (and on dog duty). And having the full weekend to witness all the event’s energy and participants, it was definitely something I wanted to share.
I’m not sure if there’s more of an iconic viewpoint than one as you drive down RT191, towards the buttes on the horizon. Even though most people may not know about this place, nor what it’s called; it is a crucial turning point (literally) in the movie Forest Gump. A scene that has seared this vista into everyone’s memory who’s watched that movie. You know, the one where Forrest is running across the country with a huge crowd of people following close behind. He turns around to finally address the crowd that has been running waiting with bated breath, to …
What exactly is Trail Running. If you ask Instagram, it’ll show you epic images of people with next to no gear, standing on top high alpine peaks. If you ask an REI salesman, they’ll tell you it’s like running, but you’ll need 10x more gear to do it well… So what is it then?
Episode 3 takes you behind the scenes and into the mind of what it takes to run a marathon. More specifically, the Monument Valley Marathon in Arizona. Don’t let the beauty of this place fool you, it takes months of preparation and pain to finish this race!