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UltraRunning May/June 2020

  • Hydrogels: Hype or Hydration?
  • Laura Chancellor’s 100-Mile Journey
  • Pioneer Spirit 50
  • So Much More Than Racing
  • Hydration Packs for Every Body
  • The Birth of the JFK 50
  • A Single-Track Gem: The Ruby Crest Trail
Running Sunglasses for All Conditions

Picking the right sunglasses can be tricky. In addition to personal preferences for frame style and lens size, sometimes the right choice depends on where and how you’re running. We’ve been testing a handful of new styles in a variety of conditions, at a variety of prices points for your budget.

Mt. Shasta Trail Runs to Move Forward

Mount Shasta Trail Runs, to be held on June 20, appears to be the first sanctioned race of any kind to take place in California since the Pioneer Spirit 50 Miler went off on March 14, just five days prior to Governor Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Diamond in the Rough: Leah Yingling

The independence and freedom that running had given me since seventh grade was stripped away. I knew that getting back on my feet and leaning into running—rather than away from it—was a step forward in my recovery.

A Race That Almost Wasn’t: EVERGLADES ULTRAS

Twenty minutes before the race orientation meeting was to begin, a message was received from the state capital in Tallahassee that every special event being held in Florida State Parks was to be shut down and canceled, effective immediately.

You Do You

In these crazy times it’s important to just do you—whether that’s running 5ks on the roads or 50-milers in the mountains. I’m a long way away from being in ultramarathon endurance shape. But that’s okay because I’m enjoying what I’m doing, and you should be too.

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