Lisa Jhung is a freelance writer, editor, and author who specializes in covering running and adventure sports. As a journalist, she works primarily with Outside Magazine, and co-coordinates the road and trail shoe testing and reviews for the Outside Buyer’s Guide while also writing shoe reviews for Outside Online and print. She has been a journalist in the running industry for 20 years, having been an editor at Trail Runner, a co-founding editor of Adventure Sports Magazine, a contributing editor, blogger, and trail running microsite editor for Runner’s World, and as a freelancer. She’s written two books: “Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running” published by VeloPress in 2015, and “Running That Doesn’t Suck: How to Love Running (Even If You Think You Hate It)” which was published by Running Press in 2019. Lisa has a new gear column appearing on Outside Online called, “Vetted,” where she vets, reviews, and muses on all things outdoor gear. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she runs the trails in the foothills of the Front Range, in the high alpine of the Indian Peaks, and on roads and town paths. She’s a sucker for a race so she occasionally jumps in events from 1-Mile to who knows what, and has a serious penchant for pacing ultramarathons…which she’s done six times.
Lisa also writes copy on a project basis for non-profits like Leave No Trace, IMBA, and Thorne Nature Experience, and was on the steering committee of Trails Are Common Ground.