Meet Carly

I’m Carly, an independent-minded, adventure-seeking athlete, coach, and digital nomad. In 2015, I started Carly Outside with the goal of helping other runners and skiers thrive, and sharing my adventures while I traveled and ski raced.

In my coaching, I strive to emphasize the simple and powerful foundations of training that so often get overlooked. The goal of training is to adapt. Bodies require stress and recovery in order to get stronger. If we know how to listen, our bodies will tell us how to fine tune that stress (training,) and the necessary recovery.

A great coach has gotten in touch with your private voice, and you begin to coach yourself. That is what makes an extraordinary athlete.” -Dr. Jim Loehr

In 2018, I developed Over-Training Syndrome, which kicked off a chain reaction of dis-ease in my body, ending my racing career and sidelining me from most aspects of my life. Three years after this nightmare began, I shared my story of Myalgic Enchephalomyalitis. My experience represents an extreme example of what can happen when we push the body relentlessly, but also demonstrates the body’s capacity for resiliency: a foundation of athletic development.

Interviews, Podcasts, and Articles

My philosophy on athletics and identity, the Olympic Dream, and the overlap between travel, training, and coaching. Click here.

Boldly Went is a live storytelling event for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. Find the stories wherever you get your podcasts. In episode 63, I tell the story of a teammate’s tragic death and its subsequent effect on my own athletic trajectory. And in episode 93, I tell A Story of Love and Landscape. (You can also read each story, here and here.)

An article on WHY recovery matters, and HOW to do it right, published by Far West Nordic News. PDF version here

An interview with a Nordic Ski podcast, Word on the Trail, about lifestyle, elite athletics, and creating the life you want to live. Click here.

Demystifying VO2 Max

It’s all Uphill (Skiing) from Here

UVRC Runner Profile (Carly Wynn, by Scott King)

Creative Writing and Essays

Some rad adventures:


Wondering Where I am Now?

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Itching to get out for your next workout? Check out these classes and (free) resources

Chat with a coach

All the cool adventure stories are on the blog, and pics are on Instagram

Email me, or join my email list to get the latest adventure, travel and training tips in your inbox.


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