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2017 M2D: Ride With Local, Elite Athletes Hilaree & TJ

2017 M2D: Ride With Local, Elite Athletes Hilaree & TJ


Ride M2D 2017 with Elite Athletes Hilaree Oneil and TJ Eisenhart


M2D is in awe of Hilaree being amazing at just about everything including getting on a road bike
last year and being the first woman across the finish line. Outside magazine named Hilaree one of the most adventurous women in the world of sports.
She is the first woman to climb two 8,000 meter peaks in 24 hours, Everest and Lhotse.
Hilaree is a North Face Athlete. Join us Friday the 22nd to meet Hilaree. She will share with us her motivation and inspiration with
some slides from her summer adventures on Denali and The Peak of Evil in India.
Then try to chase her down on the Mountains to Desert Ride September 23rd!



TJ is shaking up the cycling world with his unique style. TJ says about racing “this is where I’m meant to be”.

His spirit and talent got him to a 4th place ranking in the 2017 pro race tour. “I love cycling because I like the feeling of
being completely fatigued – when your mind is faded, when you’re at your most vulnerable point.
It’s really refreshing and cleansing. I’m a pretty happy dude. A lot of people like to see happiness.
And then there are those that say, “This guy is off his rocker.” But that’s okay. I’m just being me.
I want to change the perception of cycling, give it personality and fun. Don’t get me wrong,
I will race with heart of a lion, but if you’re not having fun on your bike, get off.”

2017 M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

2017 M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan


M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

Woop Woop! 60 Day Training Plan! Start by getting on your bike for an hour today!
Check out the full regimen & details below!
Also, to register, CLICK HERE!

M2D 60 day training plan!

Only 60 days until this year’s Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride. The after-ride party will include a grand feed and finish at the Gateway Canyons Resort, swimming, spa, live music and a silent auction. Register now! Start Times: Telluride riders will start promptly at 7:00 AM, Norwood riders will start at 8:00 AM.

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

We share our tips with aspiring runners below.

But first, we invite you to participate (or to cheer on racers) in the upcoming Taos Ski Valley race!


BootDoctors is pleased to be a sponsor of the:




 – The Race –

This 10K mountain course is a challenge to body, mind and spirit. This scenic climb ascends peaks with views of Kachina and Wheeler Peaks.

Feel the energy of the mountains surge through you as you test your limits and rejoice in recreating in the outdoors.




People ask us, “What is the best shoe for trail running?” the answer is always the same, “The shoe that best matches your foot, your goals, the terrain you run and your personal running style.”

In other words it is never a one shoe fits all solution. That’s why we recommend you try on several shoes and take a walk or run for a while in the store.

Talk with a professional shoe fitter like the pros at BootDoctors who can examine your feet, legs and body physiology.

Customize your shoes with custom footbeds. About 75% of all people either over or under pronate, causing motion, strain, blisters, wear and tear.

A custom molded footbed holds your foot in the ideal position through gait and helps with comfort and performance.

Many shy away from investing in custom orthotics because of the hefty price tag of upwards of $400 to $600.

Custom athletic footbeds such as those made America’s Best Bootfitters at BootDoctors at $199 are a bargain.

If you purchase footbeds with a shoe purchase you enjoy a discounted price of $139. What a bargain for comfortable feet and longevity of your running enjoyment!

BootDoctors offers custom footbed services by appointment. Call today for yours! 575-776-2489.



Even if you weren’t running a rugged race up the mountain, New Mexico air is so dry you need extra hydration for daily living.

Hydration is the key for comfort and performance in trail running. Experts recommend you pre-hydrate by drinking up to 20 fl. Oz. about 2 hours prior to your run.

Then it is advised not to chug large quantities but to maintain a regular interval of hydration during your run, or 5-10 fl. oz. every 15-20 minutes.

Finished the race? Before you celebrate with a stein of frothy malted beverage, be sure to flush through 16-24 fl. oz. of water for every pound lost while running.

You may wonder, “How can I carry that much water?” Water weighs a lot, so the best plan is to carry a lightweight carrier, such as the Camelbak Quick Stow Chill Flask.

This lightweight, collapsible flask keeps your water cold 2X longer. The extra-wide mouth also makes it easy to refill on the fly, especially if you’re adding ice or drink mixes.

The classic one-piece silicone bite valve offers a durable user friendly drinking interface. The Quick Stow Chill conveniently holds 500 ml (17oz) of water.


Don’t forget the electrolytes. Water alone is not enough to keep your body hydrated and performing well.

Electrolytes are essential. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are the four major electrolytes that maintain the body’s fluid balance.

Use a drink powder in your water or take electrolyte pills. Salt pills will not do the trick!



Mountains have their own sometime unpredictable weather and your body temperature may vary greatly on the uphill vs the downhill journey.

Wearing layers that are easily added or shed is the smart way to regulate your body’s temperature.

Materials that wick away sweat and moisture while keeping you cozy are the best choice.

Start with your feet again. Your socks can make or break a run.

Smartwool PhD series mesh venting keeps your feet cool; their engineered fit system keeps the sock from moving and causing blisters;

their indestructawool technology guarantees these are the most comfortable and durable socks you will ever run in!



Go ahead and sweat, but don’t sweat the small stuff. Breath deep and enjoy the energy that the mountain is offering you.

Notice the wildflowers. And for sure, don’t forget to look up! You are in one of the most beautiful places on the planet surrounded by other passionate outdoors people.

Relish the camaraderie. Encourage each other. Smile even when you feel the burn. It’s so great to be alive!

We will be cheering you on at the Taos Up and Over. Come in soon to get set up for success in your trail running.

JULY 22ND: Introducing Taos Bacon & Brews

JULY 22ND: Introducing Taos Bacon & Brews




Introducing Taos Bacon & Brews
12pm to 5pm • Taos Ski Valley Main Base Plaza



“Everything goes better with bacon!” Try many brews and culinary creations featuring bacon on July 22, from noon to 5 pm, at Taos Ski Valley main base plaza area.
Food & brews will kick off at noon! Live music from O’Duffy’s Lament from 1.00pm — 3.30pm.
Bring home a collector’s Taos Brew Mug!



Escape the heat at Taos Ski Valley and enjoy cool Summer breezes on the mountain, gorgeous views from the SCENIC CHAIRLIFT RIDE , plus music, fun and food.
Check out all the fun every weekend at TAOS SKI VALLEY.
YOUR INNER ATHLETE: Never Let Success Go To Your Head

YOUR INNER ATHLETE: Never Let Success Go To Your Head


Never Let Success Go To Your Head

Dr. Haley Perlus shares her sport and exercise psychology that we can all apply to our lives to keep us confident, motivated, and focused.
Check out the video & full article from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.

Your Inner Athlete: Never Let Success Go To Your Head

We first met Dr. Haley Perlus at the Telluride WOW Festival. We asked if she would share her pearls with out readers. Haley’s advice tends to apply equally to sports – and to life in general.

GET A GUIDE: The Truth About Mountain Biking In Telluride & Taos

GET A GUIDE: The Truth About Mountain Biking In Telluride & Taos


GET A GUIDE: The Truth About Mountain Biking In Telluride & Taos

The trails are calling. Check out the awesome mountain bike opportunities around Telluride & Taos.
See the full details in the article below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
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The Truth About Mountain Biking in Telluride: Get a Guide

“The (Boot)Doctor is in the House” is a series from beloved Telluride retailer BootDoctors, The subject is mountain lore and stories in which the good guys always gets to ski powder or bag summits. The Big Idea is to share the power of mountain life: style, gear, community and community outreach, and adventures of all kind.