- My First Attempt at 100 Miles by Heather Borsellino
- FOURmidable by Gary Dudney
- Hydration Packs Review by Donald Buraglio
- How to Tackle the Big Dance by Ellie Greenwood
- The Views Have to Be Earned by Cory Reese
- Destin Beach Ultra Runs
Running Massage Tools Review
One inevitable side effect of ramping up your training load is the development of increasingly persistent aches and soreness in your key muscle groups. We’ve tested a few massage devices this spring, each of which has a slightly different method of application, but all have a similar purpose of working your problem areas before they become limitations.
Quick & Dirty: John Kelly, the Fifteenth-Ever Barkley Marathons Finisher
For this edition of Quick & Dirty, I chatted with John Kelly, the fifteenth ever finisher of the Barkley Marathons. To match the massive undertaking that is a Barkley finish, this chat is a bit longer than typical for the column, but Kelly’s approach and insight are fascinating.
10 Easy Steps for Making an Ultra-Fool of Yourself
Get out the door and smile at the thought of the foolish mistakes that are waiting for you.
On Kidney Stones: Math Professor Fails to Pass Calculus
What a great headline! Unfortunately for me (the math professor) the “calculus” here refers to a kidney stone, not a study of speed and acceleration. Many runners have suffered from kidney stones.
There are many aspects of the ultrarunning community that I love, and one of the most important is the fact that at 99% of races 99% of the folks out there helping the runners are volunteers. It’s easy to take this for granted and just assume that races are volunteer run. But have you considered how a race might differ in atmosphere if the folks handing you water or issuing your bib number were paid employees?
2017 Reader Survey
We recently conducted a reader survey and received almost 1,000 responses – thank you for your feedback. The positive comments were encouraging and nice to hear. Over 98% of respondents said UltraRunning Magazine is interesting, informative, trustworthy and reliable. Roughly 95% believe UR provides unique content and useful information.