Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

Category: Fitness


9 Ways to Tackle Downhills on a Trail Run


If you listened to the latest Consummate Athlete Podcast, you know I’m getting a little obsessed with trail running—and working towards the 50 kilometer Killington mountain running trail race this August. (Eek!) So, the key phrase in that isn’t 50-kilometers, it’s “mountain run.” I …



Your Annual Reminder to Not Go From 0 to 100 in Training


So, summer is almost here, which means a couple of things. 1) You might be starting race season. 2) You might be thinking about ‘getting in shape for summer.’ (Or even *gasp* working on your ‘bikini body.) And what most people do, as soon …



The Post-Workout Recovery You’re Not Doing


Over on Nylon, we decided it was time to start talking about not just how to get in an awesome workout, whether you’re into running, riding, yoga-ing, SUPing, CrossFit-ing (all topics I’ve written about for them)… We realized we needed to talk more about …




How to (Finally) Become a Morning Runner


I’m one of those people who isn’t really a morning person, if she’s being honest, but really wants to be—especially when it comes to being a morning runner. Something about getting your workout in before most people are starting their first French Press is …




What is Sweet Spot Training (and Should You Be Doing It?)


I’ve known cycling coach Frank Overton for a long time—I’d heard a ton about him as an awesome coach, and I’ve seen him race cyclocross on a few occasions, and everything I heard and saw just convinced me he was a real-deal cycling coach …



6 Rules to Follow When Running with a Pack


I really love the idea of ultra-running… I admit, a marathon has been the longest race I’ve done, but there’s a lot I’m working on planning for this summer and fall. And that means, in addition to getting my legs ready to go long …




Your Tactical Guide to Trail Running


In recent years, I’ve been more and more into spending time out running on the trails rather than the road. It’s easier on my legs and feet, and I love that it’s a more full-body workout. I’ve always loved running trails though: it’s contemplative, …